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Old Sat, May-18-19, 19:15
sjcchoops sjcchoops is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 395.9/293.6/250 Male 510
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Progress: 70%
Default 1 week complete on Atkins 20 and down 9lbs

Started last Sunday and have completed 7 days on the Atkins 20, and feeling good! Weight on the scale is down about 9lbs, but SOMEHOW gained weight over last 3 days. That part is deflating, but really happy so far. My wife is down 4 lbs in the first week as well. Im standing at 387 so I have ALOT to go, but as mentioned feel good!
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Old Sun, May-19-19, 04:35
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Plan: Ketogenic (LCHFKD)
Stats: 227/186/185 Male 6' 0"
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Progress: 98%
Location: Herndon, VA
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Welcome! Stay the course, as you are making good progress. As you likely know or have been told, weight loss is hardly linear. Many have used the approach to ignore the scale and rarely use it for this reason. They find their clothes are getting bigger while they're getting smaller in places that don't always show up on a scale. If you're eating healthy and staying consistent, fat loss is often balanced by water weight changes, and if exercising, by muscle and lean mass gain.

Note that a single way of eating (WOE) does not work the same for each person and by making adjustments within Atkins, you are starting your own N=1, where you are the one subject of your personal nutrition experiment. That's how many of us were able to make adjustments to our way of eating to achieve better health, and since it's so individualized, it's a great idea to learn, apply small course corrections to your food consumption, and then determine whether it's a permanent addition or something to move on from based on the results you experience.

While many are inspired to start this journey from hearing fantastic stories of dramatic and fast weight loss, the practicality sets in once you understand how you respond. It's a process, and if you stay consistent, you will get results. Explore the forum, as there are others who have experienced and maintained significant weight loss over time, like cotonpal, Grav, and khrussva. You can read their experiences in the Journals/ Bootcamp forum. Enjoy the journey!
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Old Sun, May-19-19, 07:16
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 240/201/205 Female 180
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Progress: 111%
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Congratulations to you and your wife, sjcchoops! I echo Rob's comments exactly, couldn't have said it better.
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Old Sun, May-19-19, 08:01
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Plan: General Low Carb
Stats: 208.6/188.2/190 Male 73.5
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Progress: 110%
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Great job! Just keep in mind it is a marathon, not a sprint. Make one healthy decision at a time, and keep focused on where you both want to be.
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Old Sun, May-19-19, 08:03
sjcchoops sjcchoops is offline
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Plan: Atkins
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Thank you so much!!! More motivated than ever!!
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