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Old Fri, Sep-01-17, 07:22
mef623 mef623 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 218/203/154 Male 66
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Default Weight gain on week 2 in Atkins? Ick.

Okay, last time I go down this road, I promise.

Week one was great. Lost six pounds.

Week two has been awful. No carb creep. About the same amount of exercise (possibly a touch more, but nothing that would make an impact), which is 150 mins. Have gained a pound back. I'm not really noticing much in waistline measure, either, although that's harder to measure consistently. I know that weight loss manifests itself in different ways, and many have requested the measuring tape. Clothes fit about the same. Tucking away the scale, but really discouraged after a week of eating only fats and protein. Even ate fish, which I really don't like.

Have other people had the same experiences in the first few weeks? Will weight loss kind of restart on its own? Etc.

There are some good signs. The cravings and hunger levels have definitely gone down. So that's good. I do miss ice cream, though, but the hardest part is just walking past the ice cream store. Once I'm past it, the cravings die.

Anyway, I have no plans to fall off the wagon, but I'd love to hear that I'm not doing this all only to get discouraged a month from now. Total weight loss to get to a healthy weight was 60 lbs, so I have plenty of room to go.

Mike
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Old Fri, Sep-01-17, 08:25
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 220/192.6/190 Male 73.5
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Progress: 91%
Location: West Virginia
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If you are staying on plan, your body should begin to slowly but steadily drop the weight. It is not a race, although I know the impatience of wanting to get to a given goal.

I got stuck around 205 for almost 10 days, 2 weeks into the program, before the weight started moving down again, and I was not cheating and working out regularly.

One of the keys for me, I am convinced, besides the elimination of carbs, was the elimination of snacking and booze. I figure I probably took in 1000+ calories a day, mostly carbs, snacking between meals before I got on the plan.

Eat to the plan, eat smart, exercise, and you should be looking at 1** on the scale before you know it!
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Old Fri, Sep-01-17, 08:38
mef623 mef623 is offline
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If you are staying on plan, your body should begin to slowly but steadily drop the weight. It is not a race, although I know the impatience of wanting to get to a given goal.

I got stuck around 205 for almost 10 days, 2 weeks into the program, before the weight started moving down again, and I was not cheating and working out regularly.

One of the keys for me, I am convinced, besides the elimination of carbs, was the elimination of snacking and booze. I figure I probably took in 1000+ calories a day, mostly carbs, snacking between meals before I got on the plan.

Eat to the plan, eat smart, exercise, and you should be looking at 1** on the scale before you know it!


Thanks Sniggle! That's exactly what I need to hear! I'm not a drinker, so thta part has been easy for me. I'm eating three meals per day and generally not hungry, although if I do get hungry during the day, which happens every so often, I will eat something low/no-carb, such as almonds (btw, for those who would like to know, 1/4 cup of almonds is approximately 25 almonds and about 2 net carbs). One snack per day, only if I'm hungry.

Looking forward to a re-acceleration going forward and would love to hear more of these stories.

Mike
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Old Fri, Sep-01-17, 08:51
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Plan: ~25NC/IF
Stats: 342.2/197.3/000 Male 72 inches
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I'm not trying to be clever by saying this but it seems true for me. My experience measured in weekly increments:

Weight goes down, Weight goes up, Weight stays the same. Wait.

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Old Fri, Sep-01-17, 09:42
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Plan: atkins 20
Stats: 127.6/108.6/110 Female 5' 3"
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Hey Mike, listen to these two guys...they got it right. I know, I know easier said than done.....I hate the weight,wait..pun intended too. but trust us, stay on plan it will come off and as I'm sure you have heard just 'cause it isn't in #'s it could be elsewhere...hang in, we are all here with ya...ttyl
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Old Fri, Sep-01-17, 10:31
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JEY100 JEY100 is offline
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Plan: IF Fung/LC Westman/Primal
Stats: 222/171/169 Female 5' 9"
BF:45%/25.3%/24%
Progress: 96%
Location: NC
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You have lost five pounds in two weeks.
Here is why you can be up or down a pound during week 2-3.
http://forum.lowcarber.org/showthread.php?t=365499
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Old Fri, Sep-01-17, 11:19
mef623 mef623 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 218/203/154 Male 66
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Thank you all very much!

I know you all have been there so you know how much the words of encouragement help.

JEY100, I have bookmarked that thread!

Mike
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