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graindart - Saturday Jan 31, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water, & Atkins)
Weight: 228.0

Current

DIET 2004 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 1/1/2004
Weight (lbs.) 228 200 180 241
Body Fat % 38 <30 <20 43

No pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 ounces of water, 20 carbs, and 1210 calories. B - 2 eggs and 4 slices of bacon. L - 4 ounces of smoked sausage and salad w/ bacon bits and no carb dressing. D - Chefs Choice hearty beef stew frozen meal.

Day 4 of Atkins done and over with. I still have a low level headache. I've really enjoyed the couple of Chef's Choice frozen dinners I've had over the past couple of days. Depending on the meal, they only have 9-11 carbs, so it's still doable and come in at only 20 carbs for the whole day. I just wish they were a little cheaper. I've only found them at the local Walmart and they run just shy of $4.00. Today I went and picked up a few more to try and grabbed some Budget Gourmet frozen entrees for my wife. The Budget Entrees were only $1 each. Oh well, I guess the Chef's Choice are still cheaper then going out.

breakaway on 01/31/2004:
Great job! Sounds like you have found something that works for you. To bad that the meals have to run us broke though. Have a great day!



graindart - Friday Jan 30, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water, & Atkins)
Weight: 229.0

Current

DIET 2004 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 1/1/2004
Weight (lbs.) 229 200 180 241
Body Fat % 40 <30 <20 43

No pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 ounces of water, 18 carbs, and 930 calories. B - Carb Control Dannon yogurt cup, sugar free Jello cup. L - Hardees low carb burger with no ketchup. D - Chefs Choice frozen dinner (Mexican style pork). S - 1 ounce of cheese.

I took in less calories than I would have liked. It was a busy day with lots of running around, so I had to take what I could get (without blowing my diet). Well, day 3 of Atkins is in the books.

To answer your questions Breakaway, I don't really like the low carb diet. I'll probably only stick with it for a few weeks, it's definitely NOT how I want to live my life. Although to be fair, I am only starting in the first stage, induction, which is the strictest. Having less than 20 carbs per day is almost impossible for me. I've had a constant low level headache for the past couple days, which I'm guessing has something to do with sugar / carb withdrawals. I don't usually get headaches, so this part is pretty annoying. As for the bad breath, I've only been doing it for 3 days, so we'll see. My breath's probably not as minty fresh as usual though, because I've had to quit chewing gum. I don't know how many carbs a stick of regular gum has, but a stick of Extra sugar-free gum has 2 grams of carbs. With only having 20 available, they're much too precious to waste on a stick of gum. After 3 days on Atkins, would I recommend it to anyone? Not really. The scale going down is nice, but I'm feeling pretty tired of the restrictions and I'd kill for some pasta, bread, and potatoes. If my weight plateaus for a few days, that might be enough to kick me off this diet. I don't mind being miserable for a short time if the weight's dropping, but I'd rather eat the things I like and lose weight slowly then be miserable for more than a few weeks.


graindart - Thursday Jan 29, 2004
(no pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 oz water, & Atkins)
Weight: 231.0

Current

DIET 2004 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 1/1/2004
Weight (lbs.) 231 200 180 241
Body Fat % 38 <30 <20 43

No pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 ounces of water, 15 grams of carbs, and 1613 calories. B - 2 eggs and 2 slices of bacon. L - Hardees Low Carb burger and a Diet Coke. D - salad w/ bacon bits and 8 ounces of beef. S - 1 ounce of cheese and 2 ounces of smoked sausage.

Today went a little easier than yesterday, mainly because of going to Hardees to try the low carb burger. Basically they just wrapped the sandwich with lettuce instead of buns, cut down on the ketchup (I had them hold it altogether), and cut out the pickles. It really was pretty good and it only totalled 5 carbs. Ever since they've changed to the "thickburgers", I've loved going there again. I'm almost contemplating going there daily until I get sick of it, which would probably be about a week.

Even though today went easier than yesterday, I'm still not real enthused about eating so much meat, eggs, and cheese. Saying that seems pretty weird to me though, because I usually have to have meat with every meal anyways. But, usually it's with a boatload of carbs at the same time......I LOVE pasta, bread, and potatoes! I'd kill for some fettucine alfredo, french fries, or fresh baked rolls right now! Oh well, maybe in a month or two......

It's funny how 2 or 3 months can both seem long and short at the same time. If you're working towards something you desire a few months off, it seems like it takes forever. Yet if there's something you're dreading and / or need to prepare for, it seems like it's here in a relatively short period of time.

breakaway on 01/30/2004:
Your weight is just falling off. How are you liking the low carb? DOes it make you tired or give you bad breath? My freind is doing it and he hates it but he likes the weight loss so he will continue but he says it makes him very tired and dizzy and gives him terrible bad breath. Just curious...hope you have a great day today!



graindart - Wednesday Jan 28, 2004
(no pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm, & Atkins)
Weight: 232.0

Current

DIET 2004 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 1/1/2004
Weight (lbs.) 232 200 180 241
Body Fat % 38 <30 <20 43

No pop, nothing after 7pm, 125 ounces of water, and under 20 carbs for the day. B - 2 scrambled eggs L - salad with carb free italian dressing and 8 ounces of steak D - 6 oz. steak, small can of mushrooms w/ butter Snack - 3 ounces of cheddar / mozzarella total carbs - 18 total calories - 1390

Well, my first day on the Atkins diet. I made it through the day alright. It started easy, but by the end of the day I'm sitting here kind of tired of meat and cheese already. In the induction phase you're not supposed to go over 20 carbs per day. I don't know how you guys / gals on Atkins do it. Everything that I look at has mega carbs. I'm not ready to give up after only 1 day though, so I'll be at it again tomorrow. I'm starting to think that it's not the lack of carbs that will cause me to lose weight, but the fact that I can't find any food to eat with low enough carbs or any food that I'm not sick of eating (meat,cheese,eggs). Who knows, maybe I'll adjust and like it......


graindart - Tuesday Jan 27, 2004
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 234.0

Current

DIET 2004 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 1/1/2004
Weight (lbs.) 234 200 180 241
Body Fat % 38 <30 <20 43

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm, and 125 ounces of water. Cereal for breakfast. Lunch at Applebees consisted of riblets, fries, and boneless buffalo wings w/ blue cheese. Supper was a Subway chicken & bacon wrap.

Over the past few years I've got in the habit of going out for most of my (and my family's) meals. It's been a combination of busy lifestyles, constant house remodeling, and the fact that my wife doesn't like to cook. Today I went and bought an Atkins book and another low-carb cookbook. I'm thinking of trying to incorporate some of the things from these books and try to eat out less.


graindart - Monday Jan 26, 2004
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 233.0

Current

DIET 2004 Current 1st Goal Final Goal 1/1/2004
Weight (lbs.) 233 200 180 241
Body Fat % 40 <30 <20 43

I've been rethinking things on when to weigh myself. There's pluses and minuses to each way. Having not weighed myself for weeks has kept me from obsessing about my daily up or down movements. However, when I weigh myself daily it's on my mind more and I'm usually more careful with what I eat / drink during the day. I think that I'm going to switch back to weighing myself nightly again for awhile.

No pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm, 100 ounces of water. Cereal for breakfast. Lunch was an "orchard salad" at Elmer's. An orchard salad is a large serving of lettuce, walnuts, blue cheese crumbles, turkey, cranberries, granny smith apple slices, and a hot bacon dressing. (I also had some blue cheese dressing with it.) Frozen meal for dinner.

jmer on 01/26/2004:
Good job...keep it up and you will reach your goals...I'm sure of it..=0)



graindart - Sunday Jan 25, 2004
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 233.0

I couldn't wait for the first of the month to weigh myself, so I weighed myself today. No pop and about 100 ounces of water today. Cereal for breakfast. I had 1/2 a doughnut at church.....it was really calling my name. Lunch out consisted of steak, shrimp, potato skins, and a salad. I had a handful of nuts at around 9pm.


graindart - Saturday Jan 24, 2004
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 241.0

Didn't weigh myself today. No snacks, nothing after 7pm. Some salami and a piece of ochra for breakfast. I had 2 hamburgers, some potato chips, fruit salad, and about 20 ounces of pop for lunch. Dinner was a tossed salad and a couple of pancakes. I know that's a wierd combination, it's just what was there at the time. For the first time in a few days, I actually got 100 ounces of water in today.


graindart - Friday Jan 23, 2004
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 241.0

Didn't weigh myself. No pop, no snacks, only about 70 ounces of water today. Cereal for breakfast. Lunch was soup and salad bar. Healthy Choices frozen meal for dinner. I had a craving for a snack later at night and ended up eating a couple ounces of cheddar cheese and a couple slices of salami.

ADDED IN RESPONSE TO JELLYBELLY'S COMMENT: Yes, I'm eating plenty. I've just gone back to making my lunch meal the "heavy" meal of the day. I'm guessing the soup and salad bar was somewhere in the 1,000 calorie range, which would bring my daily caloric intake to somewhere around 1,800 calories.

What I ate at the soup and salad bar was: 1 large stacked plate full of lettuce and every imagineable type of topping including blue cheese dressing, hard boiled eggs, bacon bits, 3 different types of shredded / crumbled cheeses, cottage cheese, potato salad, etc. Then I had a large bowl of clam chowder with crackers and scones. Actually now that I'm thinking about it, it may well have been more than 1,000 calories......I was pretty stuffed.

jmer on 01/24/2004:
Good job today!..keep that up and you will be reaching your goal in no time..=0)


JellyBelly2 on 01/24/2004:
Are you sure you're eating enough? I'd pass out if that's all I ate. Just concerned. Maybe the salad bar had a lot on it?



graindart - Thursday Jan 22, 2004
(no regular pop, no snacks, nothing after 7pm)
Weight: 241.0

No pop today. Cereal for breakfast. Lunch was a baguette, sausage, potatoes, and sauerkraut. I ate a pear for a snack. Healthy Choice frozen meal for dinner. I technically tasted a small piece of turkey sausage after 7pm. About 80 ounces of water intake today.


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