Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Beginning of my journey

I started January 2, 2011.  Atkins diet. No more sugar or breads.  The hardest food to give up is fresh fruits. I will add those back later. 
The sugar withdrawl is very hard. I had a headache for 2 days, but not as bad as the last time I went on Atkins. 
I have my Personal trainer appointments all set for this week. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.  Yesterday I worked out hard and even added more bike time at the end of the session. I came home to eat breakfast of Egg Beaters, shredded cheese and 3 strips of low sodium bacon. That kept me full and satisfied until lunch.   My trainer said to load up on protein after a workout because that is when your body needs the fuel to burn the fat.

I have put up sticky notes with the number 199 on it all over the house.  My reminder of what I am aiming for in this journey. I'm not stopping there, but that is my first big goal.  I'm down 3 pounds since Sunday so I have a good start. 
I've put my head into this so I know I can do it this time.  I just don't want to lose this weight again in the future. I'm sick of going backward. 
If you have any questions or comments I welcome the feedback.
Be the sunshine in this world of darkness!!!


  1. Hey Diane,

    I've lost 3 pounds since the new year as well.

    I've withdrawn soda (this is really horrible as I bought a soda for a co-worker...I put money in the machine as a force of habit!!!, but then gave it away after remembering my promise.)and changed my diet. No fried foods, more grilled fish, chicken, etc.

    I'm with you on how difficult it is...but I'm going to get through it, as I know you will...I'm here for you, and you have my full support!

    Let's win.

    Be Well,


  2. I too am starting my Atkins/South Beach so I am there with you! Not as good as you! It is hard while I sit here recovering...no excuses! I am proud of you my friend! You are my inspiration! Love ya!
    Lori C