Atkin’s Diet – Summary

Atkin’s Diet – Summary

Good morning, I have to say, I am a little disappointed, I only lost 2 pounds on this diet.

Start Weight: 157

Today’s Weight: 155

Total Weight Loss:  2 measly pounds…

Final Summary:

Hunger:  Not typically hungry, as there aren’t any limits to what you can eat.

Convenience:  It can be easy, but there is some preparation, nothing is really grab and go, yesterday, I cooked steak in the morning and had it for breakfast, and lunch, because I ran out of eggs and tuna, but had I not taken the steak out, then I would have had to defrost some sort of protein.

Regularity:  First few days I was very constipated, however, I have been regular the best two mornings.

Variety:  You can eat pretty much any protein, and a variety of vegetables, and what you can have is unlimited, but it does lack carbs, sugar including fruits and dairy.

Overall Rating:  38/50 = 76%

Atkins lost points because of how constipated I was, but the diet is easy to follow and I believe that if you stay on it and make it a long term goal and part of your lifestyle, you will do well on this diet.  Most food is unlimited, so you shouldn’t be hungry, however,  you do need to have a little preparation for your meals.

I am going to continue this one today, and possibly tomorrow, outside of the drinking, and likely eating something full of carbs, I am going to do the best I can.

Tomorrow, I am invited to a baby shower, again, I will be trying to do the best I can, but because of my will power, I do let life get in the way.

Sunday, I will be on a new diet that will take me right up to Halloween, not sure what that one will be yet, but I will keep you posted!

Off I go, have to get the boy out of bed and me ready for work!

Atkin’s Diet – Day 5

Atkin’s Diet – Day 5

Today was a really good day, a really, really good day, I finally “went”  and feel so much better.

Also, I had steak for breakfast and lunch, and I went to a convention, I didn’t have anything to eat there, and I turned down half a Krispy Kreme donut at Costco, it really was a good day.

Breakfast:  Steak (1/2 of a strip loin)

Lunch:  Steak (the other half of the strip loin), cucumbers

Snack: Almonds

Dinner:  Thinly sliced beef, mushrooms and onions, fried – kind of Korean BBQ style, at my dad’s house – but I didn’t have any rice.

Tomorrow, I will continue this diet, but, I will be out for the night and drinking with my best friend.  So, I will do my weigh in and full summary tomorrow morning, today was a 10/10.

Off I go, need to take these contacts out of my eyes!

Atkin’s Diet – Day 4

Atkin’s Diet – Day 4

Good evening, all, today is day 4 of the Atkin’s diet and so far, no cheats, and all is going well.  The only issue is that I still haven’t gone…I’m not in any pain, but really, I think that I should be going after 3 days on this diet.

Today my menu was as follows:

Breakfast:  2 Eggs, hard boiled

Lunch:  Egg Salad – hard boiled eggs with mayo and cucumber

Snack:  Almonds for both snacks

Dinner:  Sole fish, cooked with a bit of butter and seasonings (maybe a small cheat)

I think that the summary breakdown will be a little much to do everyday, but today, I am going to give it another 6/10 I’ve now been constipated for 3 days, so that brings the scoring down.  Outside of that, it is easy to keep up, and to be honest, I don’t have any cravings which is a good thing.

Off I go, I need to clean up a bit while I wait for banana breads to come out of the oven…No, none for me!  🙂

Atkin’s Diet – Day 3

Atkin’s Diet – Day 3

Today was a good day in a sense that there was no cheating, however, I still haven’t “gone” and my stomach hurt a lot after dinner today.

Breakfast:  2 hard boiled eggs

Lunch:  Tuna with mayo, and cucumbers

Snack:  Almonds – I had 2 handfuls, one in the morning and one in the afternoon

Dinner:  Prime Rib Steak and green beans

My ratings are as follows:

Convenience:  Relatively easy, most foods are available, but I have to cook or prepare anything that I am taking with me, not easy to grab and go.

Regularity:  I’m definitely not getting enough fibre, and haven’t gone yet, also I had a bit of a stomach ache and I don’t know if that is related, felt like a little indigestion

Variety:  Again, I am quite happy, not a lot of variety, but I like what I am having and not really missing anything – I had a prime rib steak, it was great.

Well Being – Today, I am feeling a little crappy, just my stomach pains, and it is likely because I am a constipated, but hopefully that will clear up overnight.

Overall Rating:  I am going to have to drop a couple of points, 6/10 today and we’ll see how I am feeling tomorrow.

The diet itself is going well, I even made my son popcorn, and didn’t have any which is always a good sign that the diet is going well, I just wish I was going well….

Off I go, need to get ready for bed.

Atkin’s Diet – Day 1 and 2

Atkin’s Diet – Day 1 and 2

Sorry for the delay, I have been suffering with a cold, but I am almost well again.  So as you can see, I did start the Atkin’s Diet, I had done this diet in the past with great success, not for just a week, but I did it for months, and lost about 20 pounds, but that was about 10 years ago.

This diet, is lots of protein, no carbs and no sugars, or fruits, these things are added to the diet later, but for the sake of the first week, we will just do the protein only with veggies, and I also had nuts for a snack.

I am going to be on this diet till Friday day, Friday night I am going to hang out with my best friend and do what we do best, chit chat over a few drinks.  So I will weigh in Friday morning to let you know how I did on this one.

Yesterday morning I weighed in at 157 pounds, for a change I didn’t go back up to 160+, so I am hoping the next 5 days will bring me down to a place I haven’t been in a while, like, 153…That would be totally awesome!!  🙂

So I am going to try something new and I haven’t decided if it should be on the summary of the diet, or everyday, but here we go:

Breakfast:  Today:  Eggs, Scrambled, with a little oil – Yesterday: eggs fried

Lunch: Today:  Tuna with Mayo and a whole cucumber – Yesterday:  Pork souvlaki and salad

Dinner:  Today:  Pork Kabobs and broccoli – Yesterday – Ground beef cooked with seasoning and Jalapeño peppers

Snack:  Today:  Almonds – Yesterday:  No Snack

Atkin’s diet daily summary:  (I don’t know if I am going to do this everyday or not yet)

Hunger:  Typically, on Atkin’s you can eat as much as you want, so you aren’t overly hungry.

Convenience:  I do have to prepare lunches they aren’t just grab and go, so I have to either boil eggs or mix the tuna with mayo, or have leftovers, like steak, kabobs, or any meat, but for the most part it is fairly easy, not a lot to think about.

Regularity:  I am a little constipated, so not as regular as I would like to be

Variety:  You can eat any kind of meat, and any kind of veggies for the most part, so you can be creative with that, I am a meatatarian – so I can find different things to do with what I can have, but there are no carbs, fruits, dairy or sugar, so after having a steak and veg, it kind of gets boring.

Well being:  Overall I feel good, I haven’t experienced any headaches or light-headedness, I feel satisfied with the food, so the last two days have been good.

Overall Rating:  8/10 so far for the past 2 days, I do like this diet, and tried it in the past, it does work well, I don’t remember why I stopped, probably because I love bread with butter…I took two points away for my regularity, and if I go tomorrow, then I might just give them back.

Off I go, I am hoping to wake up cold free tomorrow!