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Old 12-22-2003, 04:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I lost 85lbs so far.

Just letting you know my diet is going well.
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Old 12-22-2003, 04:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's excellent! What is your goal?
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Old 12-22-2003, 06:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Keep up the awsome work!
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Old 12-22-2003, 08:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great work! Truly amazing to lose the equivelant of a child off of your body. Care to share with everybody how you have been doing it? I am sure there would be some that would like to hear .
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Old 12-23-2003, 11:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Awesome, that's pretty incredible. You've really been working at it.

Keep up the good work.
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Old 12-24-2003, 08:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks

I checked today, its ninty pounds so far.
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Old 12-25-2003, 10:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Congratulations! But you've got to share some info! How did you do it? Any problems? Over what period of time?

Come on, this helps to inspire some of us that are struggling.
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Old 12-26-2003, 10:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I had hernia surgery over the summer and lost 20lbs in the hospital, after that i just went balls out on eating less.
I only drink water and sometimes coffee ( no suger and skim milk)

I buy healthy packaged lunches so i can keep track of it, and I keep saltines and carrots in my office so when I get really hungrey I can nosh on something besides vending maching candy bars.
I joined a dojo and do martial arts twice a week.
But mostly I watch what i eat. For three months I just ate broth and water. Not the healthiest of ways to diet, but I lost 50lbs. I figured my stored fat was enought.
Now I am just used to eating tiny portions.
I avoid all the birthday cakes and such at work. Its always someone's birthday and that shit adds up.

I think I am addicted to weight loss as I cant even drink soda, even diet soda, as it makes me queasy. For Christmas I had a tiny piece of lasgna, a meatball and tall glass of ice water. And A small salad. My family ate like they were starving. I just controled myself. I ate what everyone else ate, just a small fraction of what I used to eat.
I am 26lbs away from my goal of 200lbs and its getting tougher and tougher. So who knows what I may have to do to see more results.
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:26 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Good for you on the weight loss> the problem is you have to train yourself to eat smaller portions of normal food, otherwise as soon as you start eating normally again it will all go back on.
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Old 12-26-2003, 11:38 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I remember you now, you were the one I got mad at for eating so little (chicken soup all the time) . Glad to see you are finally eating normal and just having self control with your portions !

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My family ate like they were starving. I just controled myself. I ate what everyone else ate, just a small fraction of what I used to eat.

Perfect This is exactly how it works, and exactly the main reason I am against Atkins. A healthy diet, in my opinion, it is all about self control, and with Atkins I feel that it is just a way to enable people to still binge yet have only certain foods they can be gluttonous with.

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I am 26lbs away from my goal of 200lbs and its getting tougher and tougher. So who knows what I may have to do to see more results.
Ugh, the dreaded plateau. As you approach your plateau (the point in which you are not losing anymore weight) it becomes increasingly difficult to shed the bodyfat. To explain it as simply as possible, your body is a lot smarter then you realize. When it comes to trying to build muscle or shed fat it remembers routines and adapts to them. To keep those gains noticable you need to continually "shock" the body by changing up your routines via new exercises and nutritional variety. In your case, I didn't see that you are exercising. If you aren't, now is the time to start. If you are, then switch up your exercises, or even the days in which you train. Also if you eat the same thing everyday, try some variety in the foods which you eat. Keep your body "guessing" what you are doing and your results will even be more apparant .

***IMPORTANT***
Just because your weight loss is slowing down, DO NOT START EATING LESS! Cutting back on how often you eat can have a negative impact on your diet plateau and your metabolism. Many studies show that small, frequent meals are more satisfying and produce better weight-loss results than the same number of calories consumed in three large meals. Starving yourself, as strange as it sounds, will actually make you gain weight in the long run due to the fact your body will enter starvation mode and store everything that enters your system. When you get off of the starvation diet, your body will continue its storage and you will blow up like a blimp because your metabolism is screwed up. I know this probably doesn't pertain to you, but there are too many people that starve themselves because of lack of nutritional knowledge and it not only is totally unhealthy but can lead to some very bad eating disorders.

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Old 12-26-2003, 01:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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damn! 85 lbs, that's pretty badass, congrats man.
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Old 12-26-2003, 02:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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That's great man.

I've found that busting through plateus is all about confusing the hell out of your body. The last one I bust through, I set aside a whole day to eating and training in the gym. Did 4's the norm and ate twice as much. A few days later, I was back on track. Body didn't know what the hell was going on.
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Old 12-26-2003, 03:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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That's great man.

I've found that busting through plateus is all about confusing the hell out of your body. The last one I bust through, I set aside a whole day to eating and training in the gym. Did 4's the norm and ate twice as much. A few days later, I was back on track. Body didn't know what the hell was going on.
A very common practice amongst dieting athletes trying to get to low bodyfat %s. What it does is restore your leptin levels. The lower your bodyfat is the more often you need to have these "refeed" days. A bonus to being in great shape .
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:14 PM   #14 (permalink)
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That's some awesome shit dude. Keep it up and remember you can eat as many vegetables as you want as they contain close to zero fat. Just don't add butter or anything similar.
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Old 12-26-2003, 07:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow that is so great! I lost about 65lbs last year and I need to lose about 25 more and I am just stuck and then I get frustrated and depressed I just need to get back with it. Hopefully this will happen soon.
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Good for you on the weight loss> the problem is you have to train yourself to eat smaller portions of normal food, otherwise as soon as you start eating normally again it will all go back on.
I agree, and I am at the point where i get full on a tiny amount as compared to what i used to eat.
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Old 12-26-2003, 08:49 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I left out that i take 4 multivitamens a day.
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Old 12-28-2003, 12:32 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I left out that i take 4 multivitamens a day.
Cut those lose and start eating vegetables
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:02 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I eat lots o veggies.
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Old 12-28-2003, 10:40 AM   #20 (permalink)
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First things first: AWESOME work Endymon32! Congratulations.

And now this:

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Perfect This is exactly how it works, and exactly the main reason I am against Atkins. A healthy diet, in my opinion, it is all about self control, and with Atkins I feel that it is just a way to enable people to still binge yet have only certain foods they can be gluttonous with.
I don't know why you keep doing this, Plan9. How many times on how many threads have I quoted Dr. Atkins saying, "Eat until you are satisfied, not until you are stuffed"? That's a cornerstone of the Atkins way of eating. The Atkins Diet is NOT about gorging yourself on select things. It's about weaning yourself from junk-carb crap, and building a healthy, balanced, and sustainable diet. I eat way more rounded meals--and way less--on Atkins than I ever have in my life.

This comment, out of the blue, from a guy who claims to have no prejudice in the matter. Whatever.

Every time you randomly bash Atkins, your ignorance shows. Which is perfectly okay with me, except for the time it takes me to clean up after you, for the benefit of people who might be infected by it and pick up wrong ideas about it from you. If you're unwilling to learn how the thing works so you can bash it sensibly, then I recommend you stop talking about it altogether.
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Old 12-28-2003, 11:46 AM   #21 (permalink)
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First things first: AWESOME work Endymon32! Congratulations.

And now this:



I don't know why you keep doing this, Plan9. How many times on how many threads have I quoted Dr. Atkins saying, "Eat until you are satisfied, not until you are stuffed"? That's a cornerstone of the Atkins way of eating. The Atkins Diet is NOT about gorging yourself on select things. It's about weaning yourself from junk-carb crap, and building a healthy, balanced, and sustainable diet. I eat way more rounded meals--and way less--on Atkins than I ever have in my life.

This comment, out of the blue, from a guy who claims to have no prejudice in the matter. Whatever.

Every time you randomly bash Atkins, your ignorance shows. Which is perfectly okay with me, except for the time it takes me to clean up after you, for the benefit of people who might be infected by it and pick up wrong ideas about it from you. If you're unwilling to learn how the thing works so you can bash it sensibly, then I recommend you stop talking about it altogether.
Your reading comprehension is pretty bad slick. Go read where I said "in my opinion". Secondly I have not met a single person (edit: aside from you) on Atkins that does not eat their fat and protein like a glutton, and believe me, I deal with a lot more people on this diet then you could fathom. We all here understand that you are an Atkins fanboy, and we also know that I am against. But coming here and arguing for the diet every time I post about it based off of copy/pasted info and your own experience wont change my mind. Ignorant or not on my knowledge with this diet, I know the flaws that I see in it and unfortunatly we can either continally go in circles about it or you can give up your quest to prove my opinions wrong. Either case, you lose.

I know this is very hard for you to deal with, but I don't like the diet, and I never will. Deal with it

If you have any furthar problems with me please shoot me a PM and I will be happy to take your issues on a more private level away from the health boards where people are trying to learn how to be healthy...not to watch cyber cock wars.

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Old 12-28-2003, 12:51 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Thats pretty cool man, well done.

I really need to lose some weight myself. I just weighed myself, and with Christmas and its inherent over-indulgance, I am now 300 lbs.
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Old 12-28-2003, 07:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Diets are bullshit anyways.
Atkins is no different, do you plan on eating ONLY meat for the rest of your life? If not, then you'll just gain all that weight back when you go back to your old eating habits.

Lot's of exercise and cutting junk food out is all you need, fuck diets.
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Old 12-29-2003, 02:40 AM   #24 (permalink)
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First off, congrats, and I only hope to match your success over the next year. I gave up for a bit, but am really, REALLY going to try now.

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Diets are bullshit anyways.
Atkins is no different, do you plan on eating ONLY meat for the rest of your life? If not, then you'll just gain all that weight back when you go back to your old eating habits.

Lot's of exercise and cutting junk food out is all you need, fuck diets.

1. Obviously you don't know what atkins truly is about, which is finding a level of carbs that you can eat while maintaining a sort of equilibrium in your body. You only cut a ton of carbs the first few weeks, or induction as they call it. Not that I like atkins, I just can't believe that eating a ton of fat wont have long term effects on your heart conditions, and your main source of energy for your brain comes from carbs.

2. Don't contradict yourself. Cutting out junk food for some people is a diet, as thats what they mostly eat. I think you mean fuck diets that you have to follow to the tee, but even a man that eats fast food every day is on a diet. Not a healthy one, mind you =)

3. Third, as much as I don't like atkins, im sure people are reading this that are trying atkins, and you certainly arent helping them by saying their attempts are useless. Just think about that. Its easy to say, but when you've spent your entire life eating something, or eating a lot, its close to impossible to just say, im going to change, and change it. It takes time, and gradual cutting out of things. I have lots of experience on this, so don't try me. I've already cut pop, fast food and pizza out, and don't even crave them anymore (well, most the time). I've also started exercising.

4. Atkins has obviously worked for people who couldn't do what you suggest. Who are you to talk down to them, even if you didn't intend to?
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Old 12-29-2003, 04:37 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I did Atkins for a while, and I found that it worked incredibly. I've only done it for just over a month in total (not consecutively) and lost 40 pounds. I never gorged on what I was 'allowed' to eat except for water. Before Atkins I drank very little water, but now I'm drinking it at a pretty constant (and costly - only bottled) rate. Since I've gone off of the diet I haven't kept up with the lifestyle and I haven't put a pound of what I lost on the diet back on. I did take up excersising and that certainly helps, and if it weren't for LAN parties I'd probably be well on my way of being in phenomenal shape.
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Old 12-29-2003, 06:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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even a man that eats fast food every day is on a diet. Not a healthy one, mind you.
Don't be a smart ass, you knew what I meant.

I've had plenty experience myself, otherwise I wouldnt have posted that...

Diets dont last forever, most people quit when they've reached their target weight, that's why they are bullshit.
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle of eating healthy and working out, you'll be fine. Simply by eating healthier and working out, I've lost 30 pounds in a month, and I weighed 140 before I started.
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Old 12-30-2003, 12:37 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Um this is about me, not atkins....lol


Ps my parents are on Atkins, and they dont stuff themselves, and they lost 40 and 50lbs an are healthier than ever. The only problem is my mom is bored with the food.
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Old 12-30-2003, 04:03 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Don't be a smart ass, you knew what I meant.

I've had plenty experience myself, otherwise I wouldnt have posted that...

Diets dont last forever, most people quit when they've reached their target weight, that's why they are bullshit.
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle of eating healthy and working out, you'll be fine. Simply by eating healthier and working out, I've lost 30 pounds in a month, and I weighed 140 before I started.

Sorry, but if you only weighed 140 pounds, then you have no idea what its like to be overweight. Not that you should feel like you're missing out, because you aren't. The diets that work for people are the ones that are trying a different lifestyle and maintaining it. Thats what Atkins is about, if you actually knew what you were talking about. If someone quits and goes back to normal when they reach their target weight, whats to say someone that does what you say doesnt go back to being lazy and eating crap when THEY reach their target weight? All forms of weightloss are about changing life habits.
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Old 12-30-2003, 03:42 PM   #29 (permalink)
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lol, it's not worth arguing...

To each his own.

What I'm "suggesting" is nothing more than common sense.
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Old 01-10-2004, 09:53 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Congrats on your loss. Keep utilizing a plan that works for you. Remember to watch your health and address anything that seems abnormal. See a doc if you need to.

As for all the negative comments about Atkins.

IMO: The Atkins plan requires an abnormal amount of study to be sucessful. Due to lack of study, people are uninformed about the process and make uninformed choices/opinions.

I have lost weight using the diet and am continuing to lose the last few by using the method. As with most systems it seems the last pounds come off slower and harder than the first.

Plan9, add me to the list of people that don't hog out while on Atkins. After 3-5 days of induction, I can't even think about eating a "normal" sized meal. After the holidays and 2 months since being on a modified induction diet, I would have to force myself to keep up with my friends in terms of meal size. If you know people that are overindulging themselves with huge meals and large intakes of fat while on Atkins, then please explain to them that they are choosing to eat only the fatty side of Atkins. They are also supposed to stop eating before "stuffing themselves". I believe the program has merits for some dieters, especially people with disabilities.


Just a guess, but I would not be surprised if the next California diet is a low carb, veggie laden (maybe a faddish veggie here), water hogging, light exercise <some faddish form of exercise here like skipping to swing music> method that gets a huge welcome from all the fitness gurus. That would be because of the money involved in the exercise equipment, videos, audio cd's, etc....

I really wonder if Atkins was not popular with the mainstream diet and fitness people because they had no idea how to make money from it. The Atkins diet isn't even good for grocery stores. I have noticed numerous Atkins and no/low carb items on the shelves lately. HUGELY overpriced and well commercialized (of course). Will opinion now change?

Personally I believe that a large percentage of the American people can't (or won't) eat a sensible diet and maintain an exercise routine. At 41 I can outrun and outwork too many of the 14-18 year olds around. It scares me to see a 350 pound 16 year old walking around in the mall sweating, out of shape wearing a SPORTS jersey, unemployed but peirced, tatooed, and wearing more jewelry that my Grandma. Just who is going to work for a living and pay for my social security?
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Old 01-15-2004, 03:56 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Nice work m8 keep it going.
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Old 01-15-2004, 04:53 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Wow, congrats- keep it up! *high fives endymon*
 
 

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