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Old 09-16-2003, 11:29 AM   #1
cleo cat
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Hi everyone,
I am feeling a little discouraged right now. About a week ago I started the carb addict diet. I have lost about 3 pounds (not bad for the first week), but I guess I wanted to notice more of a difference. I know that I have no real reason to whine about losing only 3 pounds, but I think my expectations were just too high.
Anyways, I just felt like ranting a little about it & this seemed like a good place! None of my friends have weight issues, so that kind of makes it hard, too.
Thanks for listening....
>1/2 lb.
SW 160
CW 156.5
GW 145 (for now)

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Old 09-16-2003, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hi Cleo, hang in there. its slow going at first. Im on atkins for 2 months now. have lost 15 lbs but have stayed the same now for the past 2-3 wks. Im not giving up and you should not either. keep going. the scale will move.
welcome to our boards , the support is here for you.
we are all aiming for the same goals and we are all in the same boat.
stick with it and Im sure that you wont be sorry.

Old 09-16-2003, 06:13 PM   #3
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Just think, you could be three pounds heavier right now. Or better yet, it is better to lose slowly (or even stay where you are) than it is to GAIN! You are moving in the right direction, and that's all that matters.

Hang in there!

Old 09-16-2003, 11:33 PM   #4
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I can't remember who said it here, but someone said that they set their goals 5 lbs at a time.... I think that might be a way better way to do it because it's so much more achievable. Another thing, which I have started, is to make a weight graph... It has weights, in 2lb increments, up one side, and dates along the bottom. The highest weight is my start weight and the lowest is my goal weight. I put a dot on the weight I was the first day, then play "connect-the-dots" every time I weigh in. I started off with every 3 days, then it moves to every week. It's a really visual way to see my progress, and is great for right now, when I am losing weight but not enough to change clothing sizes.
SW 165
CW 159
GW's 155, 150, 145, 140, 135
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:44 PM   #5
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Hey Cleo, I know how you feel. I started Atkins two weeks ago and have lost about 5 or 6 pounds. That was at the beginning, and I haven't lost anything since. I think I wanted more drastic results too....that would make it easier to stick to, ya know? But oh well, I guess we have got to hang in can only get better, right? I'd rather lose 3 or 4 pounds than none at all!

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