My Atkins Diet Week 2 Progress:
Every Friday is our weigh in to see how the diet is progressing. This Friday I went to the gym and weighed myself. Last week I lost a total of 9.3 pounds! Which put me at a weight of 157.1. This week when I went to the gym and weighed myself the scale said 154.6 pounds. That means I lost 2.5 pounds this week. At first I was discouraged with that number because of all the weight I lost the first week and then I realized that’s a lot of weight just for 7 days. So by now I have lost a total of 11.8 pounds in 14 days! I am very pleased with this.
They say by the third week of a diet people either do one of two things. They either stay on track with the diet and it becomes easier than ever to follow or they completely quit the diet. Now that I am starting week three I do not feel like quitting at all! Losing 11.8 pounds has been great and I’m getting closer and closer to my goal of losing 30 pounds. I have noticed that I feel great on this diet and I’m not eating every hour like I used to.
I am so pleased with the progress of the Atkins diet that I ever dropped a pants size. My pants were tight a two weeks ago and now I’m in a desperate need for a belt when I wear my jeans. People are starting to notice and saying I look thinner in my face and my stomach. Now that I have got the food part of my diet down its time for me to do a few exercises a day to keep me on track. I will do around 20 minutes of exercise a day around the house. I will incorporate workout videos from blogilates and some of my own ab workouts. I will have an update about how that goes next week.
We are loving our results and my mother in law still needs to buy a scale but we want you to try this diet too because we know if you stick to the plan you will get amazing results as well.
My Mother Louisa’s Atkins Diet Week 2 Progress:
? Will you still need me. Will you still feed me…..when I’m 64….? When that song was released in 1967, 64 seemed to be so far away. And it was far away, but now it’s here. Time slips up on us whether we’re noticing or not. So my friends, the time is now to commit to being your best self in your best body ever. I’m committing and you can too!
For me, the Atkins diet plan is a perfect fit. I love all the foods that are allowed. In fact they are some (most) of my favorite foods. With this plan, I feel that I am treating myself rather than denying myself, and that is the secret to success. For example, instead of lamenting over the bread I’m not eating I relish in eating the top off a pizza. Instead if eating that bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, I ladle meatballs and tomato gravy over a mound of ricotta cheese. YUM! You get the idea. I treat myself! I eat all the best parts of the food I love with no guilt! You can, too. And you deserve to!
Here’s a look at my Atkins Diet week 2
Day 8: Snacked on a couple of slices of deli chicken wrapped in some lettuce. Glued it all together with a few spoons of my favorite garlic and herb spread. ( I can’t believe this is a diet!) For dinner I fried up some hamburgers and sautéed fresh spinach. My husband and granddaughter added French fries…I didn’t want any.
Day 9: Felt extremely alert today after my usual two cups of breakfast coffee. After walking the dogs, I nibbled on a cold hamburger and a few olives. For dinner I fixed a small roast pork which I found on markdown for just over $5.
Since the oven was already on, it was easy to pop in a few sweet potatoes. When my vegetarian son came by with my grandson, I doctored up some canned black beans and boiled some brown rice. I had a bit of sweet potato with more than a bit of butter and all the roast I wanted. You can start adding fruit to the diet on day 10, but I had fresh strawberries in the refrigerator that everyone else was enjoying so I figured it was close enough and went ahead and ate a few myself. They were the oddest shaped strawberries I had ever seen. They looked like rounded rectangles but thy tasted like sweet, juicy perfection. I didn’t even think about using my emergency can of whipped cream!
Day 10: drank a couple cups of Joe with cream for breakfast. Getting out early for a matinee and lunch out at Olive Garden with the family. We shared a melted cheese and crostini appetizer. While my husband and son dipped their bread in the gooey deliciousness. I ate mine with a fork. When the salad arrived, I managed to eat two bowls full. My fish dish arrived with what looked like a full head of broccoli on the side. Our server added some freshly grated Parmesan to top it off. I was full after eating about half the plate full so I boxed up the rest to take home for later. While waiting for the others to finish, I spied 2 pepperoncini and some black olives in the salad bowl so I went ahead and helped myself to another bowl full of salad -after all, you don’t want all that good stuff going to waste! Sometime before bed, I drank a couple of cups of plain, hot tea and polished off my doggie bag.
So yes. Now that I am 64 I will feed me (myself), but only the foods that I truly love and I will savor each morsel of deliciousness that goes into my mouth because eating good food with family makes me happy and we all deserve to be happy. Until next time…happy eating!