I was traveling for half of the first week that I decided to go on the Atkins Diet, and that was a challenge.
But I stayed pretty strict throughout the week, and was happy to see the results on the scale this morning – a week one loss of 8 pounds.
In the past, I’ve run plenty of 5k’s and a couple of 10k’s, but with the recent weight gain, it was a whole lot more challenging when I went out to run. So, I figured I’d start from scratch and rebuild my stamina.
This week I plan to make more meals from scratch, because I relied heavily on the bars and frozen meals from Atkins on week one. I went out to restaurants two times, and while there were some vegetable carbs, there was not any bread or alcohol.
I had an Ensalada Tacodeli with Sirloin one day at lunch. It consisted of a bed of romaine lettuce topped with guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo, shredded cheese, onion, tomato, and sirloin.
And one of my dinners was a big plate of crawfish at Sam’s Boat in Austin with mushrooms, andouille sausage, corn, and potatoes.
This coming week I am traveling to Florida, so I think I will need to make some stone crabs a priority.
Starting weight: 233
Current weight: 225