Happy Weigh-In Day! After week one of Atkins Induction, I lost 4.2 pounds! The immediate weight loss is a definite reinforcement for me.
I’m a pro at losing weight. I’ve done it successfully on Weight Watchers, Atkins, Slim-Fast, and many more. I’ve even gotten to my goal weight before. I start having issues on all standard, high-carbohydrate diets, where the number of calories required for me to stay skinny averages about 1200-1400 per day of mostly processed carbohydrates. For most people, this is not good enough. It’s hard to feel satisfied on a high carb, low cal diet. Thank goodness there’s a better way!
On the Atkins “diet,” I never have to stay hungry. If I’m hungry, I eat. It’s that simple. That, for me, is the most important aspect of any lifelong eating plan. There is no way I am resigning to being hungry the rest of my life. I am too old, too busy, and have too many other things I’d like to do in life to be hungry every day.
Where I’ve failed in the past was not having a good enough reason to get to my goal or maintain my weight loss. By good enough reason, obviously health, fitness, happiness, and pride are not motivating enough for me. The last time I lost weight was to win money (and I did, $500!) Then I spent that money on eating my way through a Disney vacation and never felt the need to start low carbing again until I realized I had crept up to the exact weight I was immediately prior to giving birth to a 9 pound, 4 ounce gorgo–211 pounds.
Enter FullPhoebes.com. As I publish my weight loss journey for the world to see (or at least my besties), I’m motivating myself in a new way: accountability!