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  1. Divalicious

    Divalicious Silver Member

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    Hie all! I am new to atkins, but not new to minimins. Av come over from Exante, where I lost 91lbs and it was ok, then I got ill. Am a lot better now so I started atkins last Tuesday and was disappointed at 1st that I wasnt losing weight till I realised that its coz I have been calorie counting (1290 cals/day) and really hadn`t had junk in quite a while. Anyways this morning after jumping on the scales I can safely say am 4lbs lighter :). So am making it official am doing the Atkins diet now (yay!).

    I am still waiting for my "orange" atkins book from play.com that I ordered 2 weeks ago :mad:. However, av been reading "Atkins made easy , the 1st 2 weeks" and also using this forum and net. I also tried a "MIM" lol. I`ll set up a diary though am not a diary person :rolleyes:. My OH is so happy for me coz he says am alive again, coz my multiple restarts on Exante were leaving me so frustrated and it wasn`t healthy for me, him or kids. Oh yeah am 31, have 2 kids (8yo and 20 mnts) and partner of 11 years. My 8 year old son is autistic. Somehow I got depressed at some point about it and it contributed to my weight gain, though I was never slim :eek:. I feel so happy and proud of what I have acheived on Exante and I love myself enough to admit that I don`t have it in me to do it anytime soon. So after my "research" I know atkins works and though I may not lose at a fast rate like VLCDs I can live with that :).

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  3. k8te

    k8te Full Member

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    Hey and welcome over to Atkins, i restarted exante and only did it for a week this time as it just isnt me, easy to do but its what you do when you get to goal....With Atkins you can eat like a queen and its all foods that i love. i just did my 1st week and have a brill loss, to me this is how i am going to eat for ever as i feel fantastic. You have done brill on exante, and this maybe what you need to follow on. Good luck and try and post in your diary x
     
  4. Leanne1

    Leanne1 Silver Member

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    Hi and welcome. A few people have come over from Exante and done very well.
    Have a good read of the stickies and our diaries and post often. We are a very friendly bunch on here. :)
     
  5. lucy4loop

    lucy4loop Silver Member

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    Hi Diva!! Another Exante escapee ;) You will love this way of eating - it feels very "normal" compared to VLCD, loads of scope. Enjoy! x
     
  6. littlemisspiggy16

    littlemisspiggy16 Gold Member

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    Hi Diva!

    Welcome to Atkins! I am also fairly new here, but everyone's so friendly and supportive - makes things alot easier :)

    You are right to feel happy and proud about your success on Exante - 91lb is an amazing achievement, so well done! This way of eating is so much more enjoyable though, so I hope you have just as much success but much more fun doing it.
     
  7. Divalicious

    Divalicious Silver Member

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    Aaah thanks guys! Am really enjoying the food and have no guilt lol. Just had a steak and broccoli for dinner so yummy.

    Yeah av escaped from Exante and it's going to be a bit different and liberating talking about food all the time without upsetting anyone. I just told my niece about Atkins and she wants to join me, wait for it, she's a size 8! Some people ey! She says she needs to look good for when she goes back to uni.

    Please bear with me if I say am so "FAT" my head hasn't caught up with the loss. Well my plan is to stay on Atkins induction for 2 months tops then I go to phase 2. My aim is to lose 3 stone and I know it's doable. That will be a total loss of about 10 stone (OMG thus a whole person!). My GP says I shouldn't be bothered about a healthy BMI around 27 isn't bad as am tall. Am sure she just wants me to get there 1st then she'll urge me to continue till 25.

    Am glad I have moved over thanks for the warm welcome x x

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  8. jaynie1985

    jaynie1985 Full Member

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    welcome, wow you should be so proud :) hope you do as well on atkins :) x
     
  9. Kat1e

    Kat1e This is for life

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    Welcome Diva and congratulations on all you have achieved so far:D

    You will love atkins - it has turned me into a serious foodie - all these recipes and exciting things to test out. Oh and you lose weight too?? Life is good ;)
     
  10. Alpaca

    Alpaca Gold Member

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    My hat off to you Diva! An inspiration ... :)
     
  11. tinkerbellsmum

    tinkerbellsmum Gold Member

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    well done on your weightloss so far you have done amazing.
    i can relate to how you must feel cause i've just come of cambridge diet and its nice to have some food. i'm not fully into induction yet.
    good luck with the rest of the diet hun
     
  12. cokes

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    Welcome to Atkins Diva! x
     
  13. ladyfelsham

    ladyfelsham Clean green leafy machine

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    Welcome Diva, you will love this WOE :)

    And a major congrats on your weight loss, that is where I am aimed :D
     
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