I was on the zone about 14 years ago - I had good success but it was hard keeping track of the blocks and I was hungry 1/2 the time. I worked out like crazy and I got down to about 198 lbs.
Over 14 years I gained on up to 238 (+ 40 lbs). I am a 57 year old male and I need to do something about my weight - I don't feel that great and my cholestorol triglycerides etc. tested bad about a year ago.
I read "Why We Get Fat" by Gary Taubes (as suggested by my chiropractor) and that eventually got me to Atkins. I officially started Induction yesterday,but I began cutting back on sugars and bad carbs (informally) about one week ago. So, I was 238 1 week ago and today I am 229.2 - whohoooo! This is my 2nd day on induction and I couldn't be happier so far. A couple questions for those "in the Atkins know":
1) I wonder if I am into Ketosis yet?
2) How long should I stay in Induction - how close should I be to my goal weight before going into OWL?