Hello, So I am starting the Atkins diet this Sunday (16th Feb). I desperately need to lose 3 stone, which crept on last year, and I want to lose 2 stone by the end of March. The reasons are very personal, but I really must lose this weight by then. I ideally want to 3 stone off by mid-April as this is when I go on holiday to for 2 weeks, and then I have another weeks holiday early June with the "girls" so I feel a lot of pressure to be as fit as I can be by that point. We are trying for a baby come Sep 2014 so I want to be fit and healthy at this point, so this is a huge incentive for me to lose it! Is there anyone else that needs to lose this kind of weight and quickly? I have all of the details I need including all of the foods/drinks I am allowed for at least the first two weeks during Induction. I am going to come here on a regular basis and update with whats going on, and maybe with my measurements and weight also, so that it spurs me on. I tried Atkins a few years back and was fairly successful and have since tried numerous diets (apart from last year) and they dont seem to have worked at all, an example of this, since 2nd Jan this year, I have worked out 5-6 times a week (mainly cardio) and then yoga on top, and have been sticking to slimming world. Now I know its only been 6 weeks and I should expect miracles but I have lost about 1kg, around 1 cm from my waist, none from my legs, arms or hips! So, Ive had enough and Im going to attempt this hard diet (talking from my experience last time) but I liked the fact that your hunger fades with this, whereas it doesnt with any other diet and thats what I need. Anyway, feel free to comment or join me, or if not thats fine I have 6 weeks to lose 2 stone, I feel this is going to be a tough challenge! Wish me luck!!!!