I've been lurking for a little while, but since I have a question I've delurked myself and registered.
Quick presentation: I'm 22 years old. I have put on weight during relationships with guys who could eat whatever and still be slim, but their eating habits were really bad for me. It has become more and more frustrating to have lots of clothes in my closet that don't fit anymore, so I've tried cutting strachy carbs for a while. Since I am really bad with self control, I've failed. Three weeks ago, at my highest weight ever, I decided I needed to do something drastic. I have been following the Atkins WOE since.
I realize that compared to some, my weight issues may seem minor, but it is a big issue for me. I was quite big as a kid, but somehow lost it in my teens (with just a bit of portion control, isn't being 14 great? ). Feeling that I was getting back to being the fat one has been very hard for me.
Ok, now to the question: After the first two weeks I started to feel better - no headaches and the cravings were going away. I hadn't had the energy to work out during those two weeks.
Now that I've started going to the gym again and taking bike rides etc, the cravings are back. And to a certain extent so are the headaches.
Has anyone else experienced this?