I lost the first chunk of my weight with calorie counting and weight lifting, but I got stuck bouncing around 157-160. I started Atkins in the high 159's about three weeks ago.
My first week of induction I got down to 152 lbs, almost a 8 lb loss in one week. Because I was so close to goal (12 lbs) I decided to move on to OWL and after a week of that I lost nothing. We then had Thanksgiving and a couple days where I ate off plan and I gained over 2 lbs back. I went back on Induction on the 12th because I felt like OWL was just maintenance for me.
My weight's bouncing around right now due to a hormone issue with my birth control, but I've lost 5 lbs, seen as low as 149.2.
I'm very happy with the results, my recommendations are to stick to the plan EXACTLY. I read the book, as well as read a lot online to prepare myself mentally and to make sure I understood.
Make sure you get enough carbs from veggies, and drink enough water.
I weigh daily for accountability so I can see how my body reacts to what I do. I learn from it. Some people can't handle daily weigh in's because the natural highs and lows of our bodies makes them feel they aren't getting anywhere. I like the reality slap to the face it gives me
Not weighing myself and not being accountable is how I got fat in the first place.
I'm sure there is more, but this is pretty long already. I'm sure others will have lots of imput as well!