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lynnar
09-18-2007, 11:55 AM
Hi, I'm new to this website and returning to Atkins for about the third time. I've had some success with Atkins, but I can never stick long term. I always cave to the pressure to eat like everyone else. But I know I can lose on this plan so this time, I'm gonna do it!
I've been posting on a Weight Watchers Forum for years, and straying on and off the WW Core plan. I was never any good at counting points. That forum has been great, but they really don't get Atkins, so I thought I would try to make some new friends here.
This is day two for me, but I haven't actually weighed in. I know that's kind of stupid, but I'm just back from a really great vacation with lots of food and drink and can't zip some of my pants so I know the scale will be very bad news. I like to WI early in the morning and I keep forgetting!
My strategy this time is to bring my food where ever I go. I actually packed three meals in my little lunch box this morning (it's gonna be a long day). I'm also promising myself that I'll watch how much cheese I eat. I think in the past I've overdone it. Hopefully, it'll be easier to stay OP if I make it simple, so I'm going with one salad a day, and meat. Cheese as an accent, not a main course.
So far I haven't given up caffeine. I have a crazy schedule and there are days when I really, really need some caffeine. I thought I would do induction for a week and "break" the carb addictions and get used to no alcohol and think some more about the caffeine. I drink 2-3 cups of coffee and one diet coke a day - usually.
If I can get myself organized, I'll join the Friday Weigh In thread. I'll just have to remember to WI on Fridays.
Thanks for listening. Looking forward to a great weight loss journey! Lynn


Puncezilla
09-18-2007, 12:21 PM
:carrot:Welcome Lynn! :carrot:This is a great board. Looking forward to getting to know you. I'm sure you'll make lots of new friends, feel free to jump right in to the chatt threads and any where else.

JerseyGyrl
09-18-2007, 12:42 PM
:welcome3:Lynn!!

Welcome back to Atkins!! Sounds like you are off to a GREAT start!!! This is a very informative, friendly, encouraging forum. I think you'll be happy here!!:)

All the best to you!!!

Kim


slimdownmomof2
09-18-2007, 11:27 PM
Welcome!!! You can do it! I know what ya mean people who haven't given Atkins a try don't really get it. :) Packing your meals and snacks is the best thing to do, you can never be over prepared! I'm the same way about cheese too.:)

alie
09-19-2007, 09:41 PM
:welcome3:

Hi! Welcome to the forum. I am fairly new here too. And back on my LC lifestyle for the second time. I lost 50 lbs last year and maintained for about 6 months and then fell off the wagon, much like you did. I am now in my 5th week :)

I am sure you'll find lots of support and friends here! :carrot: