Day 7 of Atkins: I'm really happy that I was able to keep this up for a whole 7 days. I don't think I did everything by the book. For example only diet soda sweetened with Splenda was allowed, so that's only Pepsi One. Some days I had diet soda sweetened with aspartame which apparently can slow the weight loss process. Also some days I bought seasoned skewered meat and I can't be sure if the seasoning and spices had any sugar or carb bases in it. And today I had a few pistachios which I don't think is allowed during Phase 1 of Atkins, for reasons I don't really know. But overall, the time passed quickly and I was able, on Day 3, to button jeans that I couldn't the openings to meet a week before, and today I tried on those jeans again and I can actually wear them now without it being too tight.
I have another 7 days to go and I wonder if I'll lose more in a week. It would really be great if I can drop another pant size because that would be the thinnest I've been in maybe 10 years. I really crave things like fruit, and naan bread with curry sauce, and ice cream, of course, my biggest vice in life. But I think after this diet I'll "save" my carbs for things are that worth it like naan in Indian restaurants or mashed potatoes from Boston Market (instead of French fries for example). Some things like buns on hamburgers or rice to go with Chinese food don't really make a big difference.
I wish I were one of those people with better self control when it comes to food, or just don't want to eat as much. I have a friend who is very picky about food although she eats a lot of fried, fatty things, and she still is quite thin. Me, I think because I'm bored a lot and I live at home food is just there. For example I think I'll watch some Mad Men later today and normally I would want some popcorn or some ice cream to go along, but I guess I'll just have to make do with tea. I'm proud of my self control these past 7 days which actually seem like they've flown by, but having it coincide with my spring break might have something to do with it.
To sum it up, I'm really happy with the Atkins diet. Earlier today I was contemplating giving it up (all I've had were 3 bunless hamburgers because I have very limited food options!) but trying on these jeans again definitely made me focus more. 7 more days until I'm allowed minimal carbs! The first carb I eat will seem so glorious.