Former lurkers first post
Hi all, I've been lurking for about a week now so I decided to finally introduce myself since I know you all already its only far you know me too.
A little about my story....
I did atkins about 12 yrs ago and lost 26 lbs in 6 weeks, but then I went off and gained it all and more back. About 5 yrs ago I decided to do WW and was very successful on it losing 46lbs in 5 months and bringing me to my goal weight for probably the first time in my life. I was able to keep it off for about 3 1/2 yrs but over the last yr or so I have started gaining back about 15-20 total. I decided to finally catch it before it gets too far out of hand so I am back to do atkins. One thing you should know is that I tend to lose and gain weight very fast. I've always been this way no matter how "healthy" I am eating and it generally doesn't mean I am too far off with fluctuations of 2-3 lbs in a day.
Oh yeah, does anyone have any suggestions for breakfast, I am really not a fan of eggs and like mild things for breakfast. I am almost sick of bacon!
Anyway so that is my dieting background. So my plan this time is to be strict atkins for at least a month and then transition back to more of a ww style as that seems to be the style eating I am most capable of maintaining on. That being said, I do always want to keep better control of my carbs as I have always known this is a huge weakness of mine and my body cannot handle too many carbs regardless of calories.
So far I have been doing Atkins for 5 days. I am down 2.4lbs BUT I am a bit discouraged as I was actually down 3.8 two days ago but gained back over the last two days. Not really sure what to make of it because I have been at or below 20 carbs every day. My water intake is good and I am doing some (not a lot) exercise daily. For instance, yesterday I walked at a brisk pace for about 25 minutes as well as doing about 15 minutes of arm weights (5lbs). Oh, I do use the ketostix and have been between small to moderate for the last two days consistantly....in fact today it appears to be trending towards large. Haha I am a habitial pee'er as well as weighing myself probably 2-3 times a day. I know I probably should break that and am going to try to only weigh every other day for a week or so. I will say the one thing about my weighing myself that is good is that I can catch problems early and find that when I go a week or so between weighing it means I am in denial and really am not doing well with my eating!
I have decided today to keep better records of my eating to see if possibly I am just getting too many calories, hopefully that might give me answers or even better hopefully I will wake up tomorrow and be down! Haha
Anyway, I have enjoyed reading everyone's stories the past week and look forward to getting to goal with you all!
Oh btw, current weight 149, my goal would be to get to 125. I plan on sticking to atkins until I am at least into the 130's and we will see beyond that.