3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > Carb Counters > Atkins

Starting Atkins Tomorrow

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
Member
 
rasta4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 72

S/C/G: 241/241/165

Height: 5'5

Thumbs up Starting Atkins Tomorrow

I think I am finally ready to start. I have been reading and researching all different ways to just get started to a healthier lifestyle. I tried this before in the past but I was in my 20s, so it seemed much easier. After 3 children and now in my 30s, nothing seems to work. But after looking at different lifestyle changes, I think Atkins fits closest to my way of eating. So her goes nothing....
__________________
start date 6/13/2013



for every 10lbs
rasta4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 06:29 AM   #2
Enjoying the journey
 
Lulu NH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 590

S/C/G: 225/169/RGW160/GW152

Height: 5-5.5

Default

Welcome rasta4life!! All I can say is it gets better!!! For me the first few weeks always seem the most trying and then Atkins/low carb just becomes second nature!! This forum is so helpful for support!!
__________________
Onederland 5/10/2013



Lulu NH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 06:33 AM   #3
Larry's Angel
 
JerseyGyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW New Jersey But, My Heart's In Pittsburgh!! GO STEELERS & PENGUINS!!!
Posts: 2,893

S/C/G: 245/143/145

Default


Whether beginning Atkins for the first time or re-starting Atkins after a long period of time, reading the book ( Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution 2002 or prior versions ) before attempting the plan is critical. Its of the utmost importance to make sure you know exactly how & why, when done correctly, Atkins works.
I've been on Atkins for 9+ years now, started it in my early 40's. The best advice I can give you is to make this a lifestyle change, don't think of it as a "diet". It may seem overwhelming at first but, in no time it will become 2nd nature.
You CAN do this!!
All the best to you!
__________________
It's ATKINS...Not Adkins!


Stop The Ignorance....Dr. Atkins Did NOT Die From His Own Diet!


If You Want Something You Never Had...You Must Be Willing To Do Something You've Never Done.






Still Going Strong On Atkins Since April 13, 2004


Before & After Pics: http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2.../Kimatlake.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...1/IMG_0403.jpg

Last edited by JerseyGyrl : 06-13-2013 at 06:36 AM.
JerseyGyrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 07:30 AM   #4
Sue finding inner song
 
wannaskipandlaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Port St. Lucie FL
Posts: 3,709

S/C/G: 320/210.2/160

Height: 5' 4" 3/4

Default

Rasta !!

and... Here goes everything! You are starting to get healthier and gain control over your life too! Way to Go! Come join our challenges, they are great motivators too. We are here to listen, encourage and help you on your way as we do each other! Welcome!!1
__________________


Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 645.95 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 274.05 to Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's done 159 -
415.95 miles walked All Time High steps 19578 5.8.14
wannaskipandlaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
newbe
 
smith1313's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Sunny Arizona
Posts: 312

S/C/G: 190/130

Height: 5'7

Default

You can do this!!

from one newbie to another
__________________
smith1313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 12:53 PM   #6
Cindy
 
cldwv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North East US
Posts: 240

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Yay for you! I always say, the hardest part is starting (at least for me). I just restarted and it seems like there are a few others in the same boat. I'm here for support anytime! Good luck.
__________________
cldwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2013, 10:38 PM   #7
Member
 
rasta4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: usa
Posts: 72

S/C/G: 241/241/165

Height: 5'5

Default

Thanks everyone! Today was ok. Even though I don't eat bread daily, seems like every body was eating it a work and it smelled like a fresh baked bakery. I know mind over matter... Here is what I ate today:

breakfast - 1 boiled egg, 3 pieces of turkey bacon, decaffeinated coffee
lunch- salad w/ egg, cucumber, balsamic dressing
dinner- salmon burger cooked in olive oil and salad w/ lite Italian

And 8-10 glasses of water
__________________
start date 6/13/2013



for every 10lbs
rasta4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2013, 07:06 AM   #8
Sue finding inner song
 
wannaskipandlaugh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Port St. Lucie FL
Posts: 3,709

S/C/G: 320/210.2/160

Height: 5' 4" 3/4

Default

Good way to start the 1st day and the food sounded like it tasted good!!! Yeah for you!!!!
__________________


Mini Goal 10% off (289) 4/14/13 #2 50lbs (270) 6/18/13 # 3 1/2 way (240) 1/18/14 #4 100lbs (220)

You have to believe it first and then you will see it!!

1 for every 10 lbs lost

to Lothlorien 920 miles
traveled: 645.95 (exercise miles only) started 3/1/13
Remaining: 274.05 to Lothlorien!
Walk 2014 current X's done 159 -
415.95 miles walked All Time High steps 19578 5.8.14
wannaskipandlaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #9
Cindy
 
cldwv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: North East US
Posts: 240

Height: 5' 8"

Default

Rasta-- work is the worst for sabotage. My last job they brought pizza in at least once a week, not to mention the never-emptying candy bowl and cakes, etc. it was horrible! Not only did they supply all of that, they teased you if you didn't eat. Now, at my new job, they are all skinny, fit, health and exercise fanatics. Polar opposite. It's been a good motivator but also makes me feel like an ogre.
__________________
cldwv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2013, 10:50 AM   #10
Larry's Angel
 
JerseyGyrl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NW New Jersey But, My Heart's In Pittsburgh!! GO STEELERS & PENGUINS!!!
Posts: 2,893

S/C/G: 245/143/145

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cldwv View Post
My last job they brought pizza in at least once a week, not to mention the never-emptying candy bowl and cakes, etc. it was horrible! Not only did they supply all of that, they teased you if you didn't eat. Now, at my new job, they are all skinny, fit, health and exercise fanatics. Polar opposite. It's been a good motivator but also makes me feel like an ogre.
I'm not sure which is worse, the office that is laden with candy & cake....or....the one full of "health & exercise fanatics". Thankfully, I work in a very small office (myself, 2 other ladies and my boss) and yes, there are bowls of candy and often doughnuts & coffee cake. I got plenty of funny looks and un-understanding comments in the beginning for not partaking in these evil things....but....when these same people who were giving me the looks & making the comments saw me getting smaller. they stopped commenting. The same goes for not drinking soda's & coffee....those comments stopped too.
The "health & exercise fanatics" sadly, most often, do not agree with the Atkins lifestyle....or....they think they don't. They think all of us people on Atkins live on red meat, butter & bacon all day! When they see me eating a salad full of veggies for lunch, they look dumbfounded and ask "I thought you were doing Atkins???"
To put it bluntly (hey, I'm from Jersey, we're blunt ), both case boil down to ignorance. People aren't educated about Atkins. I just keep eating the way I eat and let the results speak for themselves
__________________
It's ATKINS...Not Adkins!


Stop The Ignorance....Dr. Atkins Did NOT Die From His Own Diet!


If You Want Something You Never Had...You Must Be Willing To Do Something You've Never Done.






Still Going Strong On Atkins Since April 13, 2004


Before & After Pics: http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2.../Kimatlake.jpg
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a2...1/IMG_0403.jpg

Last edited by JerseyGyrl : 06-14-2013 at 10:51 AM.
JerseyGyrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starting Atkins tomorrow-Going to buy new Atkins book tonight Summer2010 Atkins 14 07-10-2012 12:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:21 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2