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Alexandra9 05-27-2013 10:31 AM

Minor set back
Hey guys! Hope everyone who has the day off is enjoying it :)

So, I was kind of feeling like a failure yesterday. I started induction on Monday 5/20/13. So as of today, I have been following Atkin's for a week now! I made it Monday-Saturday with no mess-ups whatsoever. Then on Sunday, I went out of town for the day to visit some family. Of course there was so much "good" food around that it was really hard for me to handle. I haven't been keeping any junk in my house so that's made it a lot easier to follow plan. But, anyway, I ended up cracking and I had a brownie, a cookie, some milk, and some tortilla chips with cheese dip. I felt really bad about it! After all, it's only my first week so to crack that early in the game is preeeetty bad :sad: I was worried that it would hinder all my progress, but when I got on the scale this morning I weighed 185. I started at 191 last Monday, so I've lost 6 pounds! It feels really good but I'm very, very surprised that it didn't create a problem. Does anyone know why this would be? Will the carb-filled things I had catch up with me soon?

Ntombi 05-27-2013 10:37 AM

The weight you've lost so far has been water. In the first two weeks, it's basically water, and then the fat loss starts. What you ate yesterday will have knocked you out of ketosis, and you'll have to start over to get back in. That'll take another few days probably.

But you'll start over and you'll be fine. It's a long journey, and next time you're in that position, you'll know it's hard for you, and you can prepare yourself better.

mainemom 05-27-2013 12:46 PM

Hi, Alexandra - welcome and congrats on your decision to make LC your way of eating. Yes, after that very 1st week, it is sooooo hard to resist the very things we've craved and eaten all our lives, and, sadly, the very things that got us overweight to begin with. What Ntombi said is true about the water weight, but still, it's very encouraging to end the week with that good loss. And like she said, don't be discouraged if you experience a TEMPORARY gain and perhaps some additional cravings. There's no doubt about it: it is hard to start this WOE, but it gets easier, and the rewards are so worth it. Good luck!

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