Well, now that I’ve officially been very strict with my carbs, been faithful to count, been actually measuring my salad dressing, I woke up this morning at 139 lbs, not the 136.7 I had ever so slowly reached. So, what gives? Well, my tightest clothes are still fitting better than ever now, I feel smaller. Why does the scale not reflect this? Is it all just still water? Have I not actually lost weight? I never see more than trace or small for fat loss on the Keto-stix. I can only figure now that I am not being active enough, but I have read on numerous occasions that exercise (formal), is not required to be successful on Atkin’s. I have done this lifestyle before with great success. I can only just keep on keeping on, but I can’t help but wonder what’s different this time. I am 43, not 56, or 63. I am not menopausal, I am not health-compromised, nor do I have big bones. I am actually a petite to medium build at 5 4″ and a skinny ring finger ring size of 6. So, I am not complaining about my pants fitting better and feeling better. That part truly is awesome. I just wonder why I can’t seem to get the scale to move. ANYONE with a similar story ?
I have become quite adept at creating great and varied omelets and salads. I have learned to make and eat meatloaf without breadcrumbs or ketchup. I have become the green bean’s biggest fan. I turn down carrots, pizza, even a single BITE of the goodies people stuff toward my face. ‘Just a bite won’t hurt!” I guzzle water, I skimp on Splenda and cream on my second cup of coffee. I am keeping my Atkins bar count down. So…I don’t know. Either exercise is needed or …less calories?? I have been dancing to “Electric City” and “Electric Avenue”, and I like throwing random bursts of dancing throughout my day. I feel it raises my metabolic rate. I refuse to give up!