Today was my first day on Atkins and I am so happy to have found this group! I am always on the forum lurking around, but have just recently found the Atkins section and I'm hoping to become a part of it if you will have me!
I am hoping to finally get rid of this weight once and for all and I really believe that Atkins can help me do that if I only just stay with it. I lost part of the weight once before (60 pounds) and kept it off for about three years, then got sick and gained it back, plus 20 more pounds. Then a few years ago I lost about 30 pounds and have been sort of stuck within a 20 pound range ever since.
I have found that the best success I have had is with a lower carb, higher protein diet. Meat is not my favorite thing, so that's an obstacle, but I think I'll be fine with lots of chicken and turkey and lean beef. And today was day one and it went great. I haven't had any withdrawal symptoms so far. I know it won't always feel this good, but I am just glad I got through day 1 without a big struggle.
Just a little bit about myself - I am a high school teacher and so is my husband. We are on summer vacation right now, so this is the perfect time to start Atkins! I am 33 and live with my hubby, my sister, and my cats. My hubby is starting Atkins with me and is always supportive! He doesn't have as much weight to lose as I do, but maybe a good 40 pounds or so.
I hope to get to know all of you better soon! Thanks for being here!