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Pippa 03-06-2013 12:00 PM

Pippa's journal
WOE: Atkins induction (Dr. Eric Westman's No Sugar, No Starch diet)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSLf4bzAyOM]Dr Eric Westman - Duke University New Atkins Ketogenic Diet for Weight Loss and Health - YouTube

Start date: 1/20/13 - this is my second time in induction. Last summer I lost 18 pounds in less than 3 months. I was able to ease into phase 2 toward the end without gaining, but before I realized it, I eased my fat butt right into carb land and the holidays. I gained back 8 or so pounds by January.

I am an apple shape and all my weight seems to be in my middle. Hate it!:sick:

Weight Lost since start date 1/20/13: 9 pounds (yay!) in 45-ish days. That's 1.4-lbs per week.

GOAL weight 135 by April 30th. 55 days. (roughly 1.4-lbs per week).

Trip to Maui: April 30 - May 7.:eek:

Coke Zero - although Dr. Westman allows 3 caffeinated drinks a day, and I don't find that they throw me out of ketosis, I do think they make me hungry for sugar, so I try try try so hard to drink a LOT of water instead.

Sugar free/ low carb candy: Werther's SF caramels and Nestle's nips as well as Lifesavers SF wintergreen. Not buying any more of these after next week. I tend to have selected memory when counting these....

Will add more weaknesses later, cuz I've got more, I promise...

Things I do every day no matter what:

Say my mantra every morning while peeing (don't ask me why. I just do). "focus on today"

drink chicken broth and/or eat dill pickles - got terrible foot and leg cramps last time around. None this time so far. :jump joy:

eat eggs. If I don't have them at breakfast, I will have at least one for a snack or in my lunch salad.

eat a salad with chicken or other meat for lunch.

eat a meat and a legal veggie for dinner

drink an Atkins shake - maybe I should put this under the My Weaknesses category. I have a shake as soon as I get up which is usually 5:30 or 6am.

Coffee - black most of day. Allow myself one or two HWC coffees with Splenda if I haven't had too much sweetener already.

Check my ketones at least once a day - usually first thing in a.m.

Weigh myself naked every morning at the same time.

Take a multi-vitamin w/out iron. (Currently using gummy vitamins, but have read that they aren't really absorbed well, plus they have 3g of carbs per 2 gummies!) Looking for another brand/type.

Magnesium, potassium and D3 supplements. Cranberry pills 3-4 times a week (I have a history of kidney stones so just a precaution.)

ok. mind is numb
will write more later.
All comments, questions, support, advice, ass kicking and honesty welcome.

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watch your words, for they become actions;
watch your actions, for they become habits;
watch your habits, for they become your character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Pippa 03-06-2013 01:06 PM

Tools I've found handy on my journey:

Newline mini travel scale -- works great and packs easy in carry on.

Favorite iPhone apps:
Tactio Health weight loss and overall health
Atkins carb counter

Other tools I use daily:
Printed monthly calendar with space for notes.
This message board

Atkins bars and shakes
Pork rinds
Deviled eggs
HB eggs
SF jello
Redi whip whipped cream
Wyler's boullion cubes (have more sodium than Mazola packets) I have to drink this every day to keep from getting led cramps and dehydrated (headaches, flu-like symptoms, etc).
Crystal light pink lemonade packets
Coke zero or diet Mt Dew

Multi vitamin
Thorne Magnesium and D3
Potassium tabs

Pippa 03-07-2013 10:55 AM

water, water and more water
Been upping my water consumption today. So far I've had three 16oz bottles, which is awesome since I really need to drink four a day to get the recommended 64oz. Of course, now I'm peeing even more than usual, but this is good because today was a gain day of .4 lbs. I'm starting to see a definite trend in my gain/loss over a given month. Lose, lose, lose, gain. Lose, lose, lose, gain. And then there's that one week a month where nothing moves at all. Although I'm in menopause (2 years), I still have a "cycle" sort of, and get PMS symptoms, though mild. I tend to retain fluids during certain weeks more than others.

Was supposed to be in New York this week, but flights got cancelled and we decided not to re-schedule.

Birthday coming up Sunday. Not sure how I'm going to feel about turning:eek: 49. Hope it doesn't bother me too much. Not much I can do about it anyway.

Pippa 03-31-2013 04:40 AM

So excited to get out of this plateau! Was stuck for a month bouncing up and down so I continued to research the newest ideas out there and even considered cutting sat fat according to Rosedale until I discovered nutritional ketosis and the Fat Fast theory. I added more fat and cut my protein and zapped carbs even further. (Yesterday I only ate 9.8 grams. Of carbs.)lost 2 lbs overnight! Now my weight tracker app says I can make my ultimate goal date of May 1 139lbs. I realize today's numbers will fluctuate over the next week but I am so excited to get under 145 -- haven't been here since my 25yo daughter was 2yo! Now we can share clothes!!! Of course she is 2 inches taller and has legs to the moon so we don't ever look the same in the same dress! Ha. She also has more muscle and a curvy figure. I still look like an apple, only now I look as if a big bite has been taken out of the apple! Hooray!!! Noticed some odd-looking bumps under my boobs and my daughter says, "mom those are your ribs!" Who knew I had ribs?!

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