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So I'm not quite caught up on the friends pages yet, but I've seen plenty of pretty pictures of JC at the TCA's. Lord have mercy, that boy will be the death of me.

How many days do we have left for that single? 6 days?

I wonder what JC will be doing for his birthday this year. Whatever he does, I hope he has a fabulous time. And I hope we get to see pictures. =)

I've made up my mind that I'm going to go on the Atkin's diet. My trainer at the gym has been trying to convince me what a bad idea it would be, and has been successfully talking me out of it everytime I bring it up. But I'm just so sick of working my ass off with this diet and excercise, and not seeing any results. None.

Now the thing is, I know I bought the book for the diet about a year ago. And now I can't find the damn thing. I went to the Atkins website for a little inspiration, and some clues as to what I'm supposed to be eating, but it doesn't really give much detailed information. (Duh. That's why they want you to buy the book.)

But I remember reading that there was 4 phases, and the first phase was the Induction phase.

Has anybody been on Atkins? Can you help me out as to what types of foods are prohibited during the first phase?

I know I'll find that book eventually. There are a few places yet that I'm thinking are where it could possibly be.

But yes, anybody's experience with the diet would be helpful. Did it work for you? Was it tough to follow? Any tips you want to share?

I'm feeling : curious

Be really, really careful on Atkins. I followed it a couple years ago and I got soo sick. It screwed up several parts of my body, but most frustrating, it messed up my metabolism and to this day I still haven't been able to change it around.

You got sick? Do you mind telling me what happened? Did you follow it through to the weight maintenance phase, or did you just stop following it, once you lost the weight?

I was in the midst of losing weight, I never got to the maintenance phase because I had to stop in the middle. It screwed up my digestive system, I had, um... I don't want to get graphic, but severe, painful colon problems which are a million times better now, but there are still side effects. And my metabolism all but stopped.

Aack! That sounds truly frightening. I'm sorry that happened to you.

This is the first real negative I've heard about the diet. My trainer doesn't approve of the diet because she says that I need the extra carbs because I workout so often.

Two of my sister in-laws have done well with it, and look amazing. They claim it improved their health problems too.

*Sigh* I'm glad you responded. It's given me more to think about. I think I should make an appointment with my dr and get a physical and discuss this with him.

I have two friends who have both had wonderful results from the Atkins diet. One lost 68 pounds in a year and has kept it off for three years now. The other lost 40 pounds and is still on it without any problem.

The Atkins diet is fairly similar to the American Diabetes Association diet guidelines and when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, my doctor suggested a slightly modified version of the Atkins diet (by name).

I haven't started yet -- my first diet class is Friday. But I'm going to be on it with you so...maybe we can hold hands and hope for wonderful results. : )

She lost 68 pounds and has kept it off. That is so encouraging. (That's about the same amount of weight that I'd like to lose.)

I noticed that it was similar to the diet that my mom follows. She's diabetic. What kind of modifications are there in the diet your dr wants you to follow?

Let me know how that class goes. We can be diet buddies! You motivate me, and I'll motivate you. =)


Have you found the LowCarb Retreat at lowcarb.org yet? The man who runs it has links to everything (although you have to scroll down past the religious links at the top). And a message board.

Best low carb site EVER.

I've never heard of this site. I'll have to check it out. Thanks!