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CIELOARGE
08-16-2012, 03:04 PM
Hi everyone! I just started Atkins yesterday! So far it has been "easy" for me but it could be that I am a meat person anyway (grew up in Argentina where you eat red meat everyday!!!)

I guess the hardest part for me has been leaving the fruits, I love them but I can't have them in moderation... The best part yesterday was making shimp with BUTTER!!! And not feeling guilty about it!!! :carrot:

A little bit about me.... Always been somewhat "normal/little chobby", after my kids I ended up around 169, got down to 146 keep it up to 152 for two years and now I am back up in 160... I have tried many things including juice fasting which doesn't last a day for me because I get crazy around 6pm and I end up giving up and.... Binging!!!

I feel like Atkins may be "the plan" for me... This is the first time ever that I am not feeling like giving up on the second day, like I said it has been pretty easy (this is coming from somebody that starts a diet every Monday morning and breaks it by Monday afternoon!!!)

I still count calories and yesterday I had: 1200 calories, 150g of protein, 22g of carbs and 4g of fiber which I think it brings my 'net' carbs down to 18???

Today I made Oopsie rolls with LF cheese and no splenda... So I'll see how those end up tasting ;)


sheski
08-16-2012, 04:44 PM
Congrats on starting your plan out on the right foot, and making to day two still feeling it is the right plan. Now I am off to google Oopsie rolls, haven't a clue:)

sheski
08-16-2012, 04:55 PM
Wow, neat I have six Atkins books/cookbooks on my shelf and thought I had thoroughly cruised all the low carb food sites, but I had never seen an Oopsie roll before. Post back to let us know if they worked well without the Splenda.


TiffNeedsChange
08-16-2012, 09:03 PM
Congrats on starting! I wish you success! Genaw.com and your lighter side are good sites fir recipes

CIELOARGE
08-17-2012, 03:01 PM
Congrats on starting your plan out on the right foot, and making to day two still feeling it is the right plan. Now I am off to google Oopsie rolls, haven't a clue:)

Thanks!!! I am excited to be on this plan. :carrot:

The oopsie rolls are awesome! I made mine with just cheese and eggs, no splenda, no cream... They turned out just fine. I might add some Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese to my next batch ;)

CIELOARGE
08-17-2012, 03:02 PM
Congrats on starting! I wish you success! Genaw.com and your lighter side are good sites fir recipes

Thanks!! Glad to be here :carrot::carrot:

davematthewsband
08-17-2012, 08:28 PM
Welcome! There's a few of us who are just starting Induction again (some after many years) so you'll have some "start group" buddies :-) One of the many great things about Atkins is exactly what you've already experienced - getting to 6 PM and being surprised that you haven't eaten yet because you haven't been thinking about dinner since the minute you put your fork down at lunch ;) Best of luck and keep us posted!

CIELOARGE
08-17-2012, 09:57 PM
Welcome! There's a few of us who are just starting Induction again (some after many years) so you'll have some "start group" buddies :-) One of the many great things about Atkins is exactly what you've already experienced - getting to 6 PM and being surprised that you haven't eaten yet because you haven't been thinking about dinner since the minute you put your fork down at lunch ;) Best of luck and keep us posted!

You are so right!!! Yesterday we went to the beach (which means sandwiches, fuits and chips lol) I didn't even think twice about those things... I made me a chicken salad and brought some jello... it was great. Right now it's 7pm and I am not craving nothing... I am so happy I gave this life style a try... it's been amazing for me. No side effects so far which is really good for me :)