Week 1 – I Lost 12 Pounds

Pretty excited!  Stepping on the scale today showed that I dropped 12 pounds in one week!  Pretty good! I feel much better.  It’s amazing how one week can comletely change how you feel.

Some might say, “12 pounds is too much in one week.”  The answer to that – It depends.

If I was 5’5″ and weighed 140, losing 12 pounds in one week would be way too much.  However, if I was 6’0″ and weighed 350 pounds, then 12 pounds is really nothing.

(Neither of those are my real height and weight 😮  )

Overall, I’m very pleased.  I know much of it was water weight… but all that excess fluid in your body is not good either.  It puts pressure on your internal organs.  Once all the excess water weight is gone, I’m expecting to drop about 2-3 pounds per week.

Here is what I have done:

1) I have been following the Atkins 2-week induction phase.  I am eating 20 net carbs per day, mostly meat, cheese, eggs, green veggies.  I’ve had a couple of Atkins bars as well.

2) I’m drinking a lot of water and tea.  I had a Diet Coke a few days ago, but I’ve been trying to just keep it to water, with some tea for dinner.

3) I’ve been working out on my new Bowflex every other day, for about 45 minutes at a time. 

I will continue all three of these for another week, and then I will leave the induction phase at that point.

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