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worst. weekend. ever.

S: 16st4lb C: 16st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 0st4lb(1.75%)
Just here to have a bit of a vent, sorry. Far too many people I know follow me on my blog for me to be completely honest on there about how I feel as far as the diet is concerned. Deep breath, here goes...

...I'm having a terrible weekend of binging and feeling generally rubbish about my weight. I switched onto Atkins two weeks ago after reaching a plateau on my own low carb diet. The first week was great, I lost 7lbs - the second week: nothing. It's so frustrating as I did everything in exactly the same way. I just think, what the hell was the point? So, I gave myself the weekend off and have been eating like crazy. Which, in turn, has led to me feeling worse.

I can't talk to friends and family for a couple of reasons: I don't want to be a 'diet bore' and I like to give the impression that it's not a big deal - I don't like admitting to others that I'm struggling. I know this is only making it more difficult for myself, but I'd hate it if my friends knew I was having a hard time this week. Added to this is the fact that I have a friend who is a bit of a saboteur - if she knew I was having a wobble she would be straight round with the wine and chocolates. Sigh.

I know all there is for me to do is ride it out. I've pretty much resolved a new week, new start tomorrow. But, man, I feel really low today - and overwhelmingly disappointed in myself for binging. Haven't been like this since I started, maybe it's some kind of mid-diet crisis?
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Silver Member
S: 16st10lb C: 9st12lb G: 9st13lb BMI: 25.2 Loss: 6st12lb(41.03%)
i would be very surprised if anyone says that they have not gone off the rails once in a while, where you just say sod this, i have been so good and lost nothing this week, why do i bother etc etc. you just need to say, tomorrows another day and will get back on to it. do not beat youself up over it, it has happening and you can not undo the binge so put it in the past and new start new week.


Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
Hello Salad. The loss you had on atkins for 1st week was fab, and your body does need to catch up! many people lose on 1st week then not the second. Just get back on the bandwagon today, and put the weekend behind you.
I know exactly how you feel, if the scales arent being nice, you do think oh b*gger it ill have this and that etc and then you only end up feeling rubbish, and unfortunately with low carb, you cary on craving until you are back into ketosis.
I do hope you are ok, and back on the diet this morning xxxx
S: 16st4lb C: 16st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 0st4lb(1.75%)
Aw, thanks for the kind words and advice both of you. I'm back on track now, going to weigh in tomorrow and see how it's gone. Hopefully I'll be strong enough to not have another weekend like last weekend!


On A Mission!
S: 17st9lb C: 10st9lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 23.3 Loss: 7st0lb(39.68%)
Hi Saladdays, I just wanted to tell you that a few weeks ago I hit a plateau, for 16 miserable days my weight did nothing but yoyo up and down by a lb or 2. It was agonsising, especially as I was eating exactly the same as i always had. And it is without doubt the make or break point, so many dieters fail at this hurdle.

I kept going then it sorted itself out and ive lost another stone since then.

You have already lost a huge amount of weight, your body just comes to a point where it says, enough is enough. You will get through it, your body will catch up and you will have some good losses after it. Its horrible to go through, but its something most dieters go through at some point, especially after losing a huge amount. Just keep going, and good luck for your weigh in tomorrow.
S: 16st4lb C: 16st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 0st4lb(1.75%)
Hi Lynn, it is comforting to know that others have experienced the same thing and gone on to have good losses afterwards. Thank you - and congratulations on your loss, just 1lb to go, that's fantastic!


Silver Member
S: 15st13lb C: 15st1lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 36.2 Loss: 0st12lb(5.38%)
Keep going hun. Im the worlds worse for struggling if I dont see big loses "whats the point!!" kicks in but you know the weight WILL come off if you stick to the diet, its just a case of hanging in there until it does.


Gold Member
C: 11st3lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 25.3
Salad get yourself on the atkins forum more - we can help :D or at least try to!
S: 16st4lb C: 16st0lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 32.1 Loss: 0st4lb(1.75%)
Indeed, SammyE, I'm hanging on in there and at least now there's light at the end of the tunnel!!

Salad get yourself on the atkins forum more - we can help :D or at least try to!
Aw, thank you! I most certainly will... :)

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