I'm taking my cues from the New Member Thread and introducing myself. My name is Randi, and I've been in Atkins '72 induction since February 1st--lol, do I get bonus points for going on induction right before Valentine's Day? So far I've managed to lose 30 pounds, 20 of which was in the first month. I started at my highest weight of 332 pounds. At the moment I'm so close to 300 I can taste it, but still trying to break through. I've also gone down two pants sizes, from a 26 to a 22.
This is all kind of painful for me, because I lost what I considered to be a massive amount of weight three years ago. Cutting calories, I managed to go from 268 to 199. Then I met my husband, left all of my family and friends to move out of state, got laid off and got married all within the space of a year. Yeah, it was eventful to say the least. My husband is big on fast food, and sort of adopting his habits after we moved in together started my downward spiral. The rest just globbed on somewhere along the way. I am so happy to be losing weight now, but that weight loss three years ago is really haunting me. I can still remember merging the before and after pictures, and thinking how badly I looked at 268. After that, it's very hard to get excited about being 302. I keep thinking how hard it was to lose 70 pounds... now I need to lose almost double that.
My husband is very supportive, and I'm so glad to have him. Honestly, he keeps me strong. He's so proud of me for sticking to this, and that is giving me the willpower I need to stick with this WOE. Well, that and the fact that it's actually enjoyable, as opposed to calorie counting.
It's all about staying positive for me right now, so I am doing my best. I just have to keep trying and reach a point that I can focus on enjoying what I've accomplished and not dwelling on the past.