Day 17? Low Carb

Monday, June 16, 2014

Wow - I can't believe how much time has passed! I'm already at around day 17!

I've been reading more of the New Atkins book and attempting the Induction phase, which is 20g net carbs a day. I'm finding that I am satisfied most of the time.

I am still not giving in to night time mindless eating - giving in is the wrong way to put it as it hasn't been hard to stop doing it, I just don't need to. And this is HUGE for me. Especially as I have been on my own (with the girls) for a week now. Normally when I am on my own in the evenings I used to go crazy in the kitchen, on the rampage for a quick hit of sugar, salt, soft or crunchy or all of the above! I just don't need to. I even watched two episodes of a TV show last night and didn't eat anything after dinner.

I did gain back 1lb this weekend. I know why, I was not tracking anything. I also bought some Atkins Indulgence treats and decided that I should try 3 of them yesterday (I am supposed to have no more than 1 per day!). They are not bad and I think they will help me to stay longer in the Induction Phase.

I am down to 189lbs. On Friday I was 187.8 so I'm up a little, but I'm not too worried. I set myself a goal to be 185 by our vacation which is in just under 4 weeks so I should be able to manage it - as long as I stick to the plan, track what I eat and measure... and have no more than 1 indulgence a day!

I feel better although my back has been giving me some pain. I did some swimming over the weekend and am feeling like my belly is smaller. I tried on a pair of jeans that were tight last time, and they were not as tight but I have a way to go yet.

I need to focus on my vacation goal and see if I can beat it - and go even lower. There is no reason why not, the only thing stopping me is me!
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    2521 days ago

    I always think that the way your clothes fit is a much better measurement than the scale anyway!
    2521 days ago
    This is so great Abi, glad this plan is working for you, and keeping you satisfied so nighttime isn't an issue.

    Keep up the great work, I'm sure you'll hit that vacation goal!!

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    Good for you - you made it to day 17!! The NSV with the jeans is awesome. Keep up the great work. No doubt you will be down (probably below) your goal weight by vacation time. emoticon
    2522 days ago
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