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delynmonet 11-01-2006 10:28 AM

Atkins Advantage Shakes Routine
 
Question - has anyone ever tried a routine of replacing breakfast and lunch by drinking Advantage Shakes two times a day, then a balanced low carb meal in the evening for dinner? If so, how long did you do this and what was your results? Any significant weight loss?

delynmonet 11-08-2006 12:31 PM

I have not received any posts regarding this subject. So, I am going to occasionally post my progress. I started my routine last week (Nov. 1) and today (Nov. 8), I stepped on the scale and found that I lost two pounds (which may be water - we know how that goes).

I am attempting to lose six pounds. I am simply doing a two-meal replacement for at least 4-5 days, watching my carbs (20 grams maximum) and drinking plenty of water during the day, as well as exercising on my treadmill anywhere from 3-5 days. In the evening, I am eating salad, veggies and protein (chicken, steak, fish, turkey). We'll see what happens!

delynmonet 11-10-2006 08:10 AM

As of today, I lost another pound . . . the routine seems to be working . . . seems on the average that I lose 0.6 oz per day. :clap:

delynmonet 11-11-2006 03:30 AM

Here's my progress:

Today, 11/11, stepped on scale and lost another pound. WOOHOO!!! Two more pounds to go toward my six-pound loss! Going downstairs to walk the treadmill!! Have a nice day everybody! :up:

GetFitMom 11-11-2006 04:13 AM

Just curious...do you eat any snacks?

Because even Slim Fast offers 2-3 snacks per day to help with hunger which is why I was asking.

delynmonet 11-11-2006 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by GetFitMom (Post 7727593)
Just curious...do you eat any snacks?

Because even Slim Fast offers 2-3 snacks per day to help with hunger which is why I was asking.

Honestly, because of the large amount of water I've been drinking, I have not been hungry enough to snack. But, I am planning to make a mini-hors doeuvre platter to chew on just in case.

I find that when I eat the Atkins bars (cereal, snack bars) I resurrect the craving for sweets . . . so, at this early stage, if I want a snack, I will have the hors doeuvre platter (chopped chicken liver, stuffed celery, devilled eggs, whitefish, oysters, etc.) or raw veggies.

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Maerow 11-14-2006 08:13 AM

Wow that sounds like a great idea. My mom does the shake thing, when she does it she does lose weight, but she never sticks with it because she gets too hungry on it. Good luck and grats on your progress! *cheers*

DonnaD40 11-14-2006 09:26 AM

Very interesting. I am going to keep popping in to see how you are doing. I am stuck again.

delynmonet 11-15-2006 09:02 AM

Good news . . . . although I am so use to maintaining the 150's at this point - here's my progress . . .

I am still at 157 lbs - BUT, my body fat is now at 39.5% - down from 41.5%! That's 2% body fat gone . . . . Will keep you posted.

delynmonet 11-16-2006 07:48 AM

Still floating at 157 lbs . . . which is MUCH better than 161!! :kicking: This morning, I took my waist measurement - last week I was 32 inches, today I am 31 inches!! WOO HOOO, I am loving this. :clap: :clap: :clap: I am about to have my first Atkins Advantage Shake (Chocolate Delight flavor - over ice, of course) of the day!

DonnaD40 11-16-2006 09:11 AM

How are you measuring your body fat? Is it one of the scales that do it for you?

delynmonet 11-16-2006 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by DonnaD40 (Post 7753614)
How are you measuring your body fat? Is it one of the scales that do it for you?


Yes, I bought a TANITA scale about 2 years ago - which I love!! It registers the body fat. It's really good to know.

delynmonet 11-17-2006 07:43 AM

WOOOHOOOOO - lost another pound!!! 156 lbs, with 1 more to go . . . and who knows how long I might continue on the 2-meal replacement plan . . .??? :kicking: :clap: :up: :clap: :kicking: :up: My goal has been to reach 140 lbs - but I have been stuck in the 150's for some strange reason. Well, nothing beats a failure but a TRY!!!! We'll see as the month goes on!!

DonnaD40 11-17-2006 10:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by delynmonet (Post 7756709)
Yes, I bought a TANITA scale about 2 years ago - which I love!! It registers the body fat. It's really good to know.

Thanks! I say its a positive thing. You didnt lose weight, you gained muscle. What a motivator. I am going to look into getting one.

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Originally Posted by delynmonet (Post 7758552)
WOOOHOOOOO - lost another pound!!! 156 lbs, with 1 more to go . . . and who knows how long I might continue on the 2-meal replacement plan . . .??? :kicking: :clap: :up: :clap: :kicking: :up: My goal has been to reach 140 lbs - but I have been stuck in the 150's for some strange reason. Well, nothing beats a failure but a TRY!!!! We'll see as the month goes on!!

We are around the same starting weight. And shooting for the same goal. ONly thing is @ 140 , I will be like a size 12....no biggy tho!

Good luck & thanks for the ideas!:shake:

delynmonet 11-17-2006 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by DonnaD40 (Post 7759430)
Thanks! I say its a positive thing. You didnt lose weight, you gained muscle. What a motivator. I am going to look into getting one.



We are around the same starting weight. And shooting for the same goal. ONly thing is @ 140 , I will be like a size 12....no biggy tho!

Good luck & thanks for the ideas!:shake:

Thanks for your posting here, I appreciate your comments!!

I just had lunch with a former colleague of mine . . . . I had blackened salmon and veggies. Tonight, I will have a shake and plenty of water. I'll see how that will work as I've never done that before. I am hoping that next week I'll lose that 1 lb. Keeping the faith . . . .

delynmonet 11-18-2006 05:01 AM

Good morning . . . I did it!! :kicking: Lost another pound - reached 155!! Since Nov. 1 when I started the routine, 6 lbs. gone - I will keep going - my next mark is 150 - we'll see what happens. Have a great day everyone! :clap:

sosolove 11-20-2006 11:51 AM

Oh Wow Delynmonet, I see your rolling in here. Keep it up! I'm going to stay focused and hopfully reach my goal of 140 by New Year! Yeah.

DonnaD40 11-20-2006 12:09 PM

:up: Excellent! Way to go!

delynmonet 11-22-2006 07:42 AM

Hello, LC Buddies,

I am now weighing in every few days - this morning, I am still 155. I can't tell you how good I feel that I lost the 6 lbs and they are staying off, again, it depends upon me and my eating habits.

I want to thank you all for the encouragement . . .!! I will be checking in soon . . . and BTW, enjoy but don't overeat tomorrow!!! :D

delynmonet 11-23-2006 08:01 AM

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I lost another pound!! :kicking: :clap: :high5: I am now officially 154! That's 7 lbs down and gone!! Truthfully, I was not going to weigh myself this morning but just couldn't wait for tomorrow. I'd noticed that I'd been hovering over 155 for a few days, so, I guess I just wanted to see the progress one day earlier. Hope everyone's enjoying their day!

DonnaD40 11-26-2006 01:09 PM

Hey lady! Hows it going now? I was going to get back on track with a strict induction but maybe ( key word being maybe....lol) I will join you on a protein drink day or 3. I got some Designer Whey protein powder , choc & vanilla to try. I have about 1/4 can of atkins vanilla mix left. I will let you know what I decide.

delynmonet 11-26-2006 07:07 PM

DonnaD40,

Thanks for asking . . . still hovering around 154. Will give it a few more days and check the scale. I've been holding on strong with my eating habits as well as the two-can intake.

Glad that you are planning to do an induction for a few days. I wish you the best!

delynmonet 11-27-2006 01:45 PM

Update . . . stepped on scale this morning and got a 155 reading but also had an unusual TOM (unusual because I get the depo shot and TOM is hardly around) - extra liquid in the bod I guess . . . anyway, I will keep updates coming.

delynmonet 11-28-2006 05:16 AM

This morning, I checked my body fat - I am 39.0% down from 41.5%! That 2 1/2% body fat lost . . . WOOHOO - Since TOM is still here, I am still at 155 weight but am keeping siggy at 154 lbs. Once TOM leaves, I will be back at 154 for sure!

sosolove 11-28-2006 12:53 PM

WhooHooo! for you Delynmonet.

DonnaD40 11-29-2006 08:02 AM

TOM w/ depo...............ick. How long you on it? I was on it for 3 yrs & went the whole time with no TOM. Was wonderful .

I decided on induction , I need to chew!............LOL. Tho I am thinking that I will have a small shake if I feel like I need a cheat. Its better than the alternative.

delynmonet 11-29-2006 09:00 AM

DonnaD40,

I have been on it forever . . . about 13 years . . . the doctor is talking about weaning me off of it . . . NO, I DON'T THINK SO . . . I am not in menopause yet (I was tested) and I HAD IDENTICAL TRIPLETS WHEN I WAS 21 YEARS OLD :eek: (lost two of them at ages 11 days and 18 days old) . . . . I don't trust anything . . . . I told the doctor I plan to be on it until I AM TOTALLY IN MENOPAUSE WITH PROOF!!!! Am at the age where I need to be thinking about retirement in the future, not diapers, formula, etc. :laugh:

I can deal with the depo as long as needed . . . since I am a multiple birther (it runs in my family - plenty of twins were born) . . . . I am extra careful!!! :D

DonnaD40 11-29-2006 03:57 PM

Shhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeet woman , I think if I were you'd Id do depo, tie my tubes & take the pill!

I was told no more babies after my last , I was 34 & too old........long story......it was bad tho. I had my tubed tied since I was having a C-section.
I stopped the depo for the purpose of getting preggers. ( was having the clock tick dont ya know.......10 yrs between my boys)


ANYHOW........have a great night , catch ya tomorrow!

delynmonet 11-30-2006 08:00 AM

Guess what?? I am back down to 154 (from 1565) now that TOM is about out of the way!!! Pray for me . . . . :aprayer: . . . I am hoping to lose another pound in a few days!!!

DonnaD40 11-30-2006 12:56 PM

Im sooooooooo very jeleous of you right now. But I will get over it. I will pray for you if you pray for me to get out of the 160s.....ok?


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