As you might remember, a couple of weeks ago we posted about our new low-carb weight loss journey with the Atkins program. I have been really excited to update you on our journey and progress as we have continued with this awesome program. First off, I have to tell you that this program has truly become a lifestyle. When I first started I was constantly referring back to the book for help but now that I have a good understanding of carbs and where they are hiding, I don’t have to look at the book nearly as much. I have also really come to depend on the Atkins bars and shakes to keep me going! As a Mom of 5, I am extremely busy and often find myself strapped for time. If I don’t have anything prepped for meals, I have a bad habit of grabbing for whatever is available whether it is healthy or not so I ALWAYS keep bars and shakes in both my home and in my vehicles for easy grab and go meals to keep me on track. It’s way too easy to hit a drive through if I don’t have anything prepared and that is a trap that I am really working on avoiding as I continue.
We were able to try another week of the Easy Peasy meal kit as well and we were were pleasantly surprised with a couple new products that we didn’t get to try the first week. The Cookies and Cream shakes were on of the products and I immediately went straight to my local Kroger and bought several packs. If I stick them in the freezer and get them really cold right before I drink them, it’s like drinking melted cookies and cream ice cream!!
My second favorite is the strawberry shake which I am actually sitting here and drinking for breakfast as I type this! My husband and I have continued eating the Atkins freezer meals and have gone to the store to stock up several times and we even found a big sale at Kroger this past week with $1 off coupons! My husband loves taking them to work too. He works 12 hour shifts and it helps him stay on track instead of visiting the vending machine. The Crustless Pot Pie is my favorite while my husband loves all of the Mexican entrees!
After less than a month of the Atkins program, I am down 20 pounds. I have a lot more energy (the first week was rough!) and I have a lot of motivation to keep going. I still have around 30 pounds to lose so I am hoping I can get somewhere close to my goal weight before Christmas or shortly after. Since fat loss is my ultimate goal, I have started a new workout and I'm hoping it will help me tone up too. I know that might slow my weight loss a bit since muscle weighs more than fat but in the end, that is my main goal so I figured I need to start now.
The response I have gotten from friends and family is nothing short of amazing. My mother in law decided to join me and she is doing awesome! I also have a couple friends who have joined me and they too are loving the program and the results. If you are on the lookout for a structured program that has been proven time and time again to help people lose weight, visit Atkins.com and check out their meal kits. You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great!
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