I finally got back on Atkins after stopping around the holidays last year. I tried Weight Watchers for awhile and it worked at first until all those carb cravings came back and I just have no willpower. The only diet I can seem to stick to is Atkins because I lose all the cravings. I had forgotten just how satisfying eating low carb is. I kept putting off my start date and I was truly dreading it and then once I started it was so easy to get back into it. I found it easier this time than the first time around. I guess because I did it for so long before that I knew what to stock up on and I know to make sure I have plenty of low carb things on hand such as boiled eggs to grab in a pinch. I haven't bought any low carb sweets because I'm still on induction. The first time I did Atkins I bought the Atkins bars and they taste great, but I do think they may have caused me to stall. Anyway, I am so glad I'm back to this way of eating. I've lost at least 11 pounds since starting 11 days ago! I started zumba at the end of January and do one-hour classes four days a week. I didn't do any exercise at all when I was on Atkins the first time, so it will be interesting to see the difference. I really love zumba and, although I did not lose weight doing zumba alone, I really have toned up and I can tell in my legs and arms.
I had forgotten all about Jimmy Johns until I read this thread. I've been bringing my breakfast and lunch to work every day, but if I ever forget that's definitely something to keep in mind because there's one about a mile from my work. I had the unwich a couple of times in the past when I was on Atkins. I also love the guacamole bacon burger at carl's jr. You can get their burgers wrapped in lettuce instead of a bun. I have to take off a lot of the lettuce though because they put like a whole head of iceburg on there
Sorry to be so long winded.
I was on the Atkins diet from July 2011 to October 2012 and I lost 73 pounds. October 15, 2012 started WW's and got down to 255. Gained 25 pounds through the holidays, but got back on track June 2013. Got off track through the holidays again and gained back 10+ pounds
I will continue my journey to the end, no matter how long that takes.