Yep- I started the Atkins diet on Monday along with not drinking and let me tell you- the first two days, I barely got off the couch. Day Three- morning was H~LL!!! I had no energy – pure fatigue. Then about afternoon time I got energy and it has totally sustained! I’ve lost 3.5 pounds already! Dang!
What does suck is, on this diet, the book tells you what liquors DON’T have carbs…. GRRRR But since I can’t drink 99 Bananas (the sugar flavoring is carbs) ... I done ok. I tried a drink with Bacardi and Club Soda- but yeah, reread that- Bacardi and Club Soda… gag! So I couldn’t even finish it and technically I am not supposed to have any alcohol in the first two weeks of the diet.
I think refocusing my attempt at my goal is making a world of difference. The more I was concentrating on ‘not drinking’ the more I thought about ‘drinking’. But since I have incorporated it into another goal, it seems to be more successful.
I am concerned that once this diet creates more and more positive results, I’ll think I get get by with ‘just having one’ and blowing it all. But it hasn’t happened yet and it’s a 50/50 shot so I’ll root for the positive one!
That’s all for now.