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Old 05-27-2013, 09:31 AM   #1
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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 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?
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Old 05-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #2
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Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
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Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
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.
<-- Buddy
Ntombi: 5'6˝" 40 years old
Started Atkins 8-23-02 325+
bought scale 9-7-02: 318/259.6/180?

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (and other conditions) Summer 2005 after years of misdiagnoses--> food plan went out the window!
Restarted--again--January 3, 2013.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #3
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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!
"...had we been discussing disorders of growth - why some people grow to be more than seven feet tall and others never make it to four feet - the only subject of discussion would be the hormones and enzymes that regulate growth. And yet, when we're discussing a disorder in which the defining symptom is the abnormal growth of our fat tissue, the hormones and enzymes that regulate that growth are considered irrelevant."
- Gary Taubes, Why We Get Fat
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