Journal of my experience when going on the Atkins diet to lose 20-30 pounds.
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April 12, 2004 by jim jones
Sorry for not posting in so long. This is a quick update just to let anyone know who's watching that I'll be making a full update in the next day or two. The reason for my lack of posting is that I had some second thoughts about "blogging." I've always felt that having a blog is somewhat vain and I've also felt that people probably don't really care what the average "Joe User" has to say. However, I've given it some thought and I do feel that I've had a positive experience w/this diet and I ...
February 1, 2004 by jim jones
Today is Sunday, February 1st, and the first day of my Atkins diet. I had an Atkins vanilla shake for breakfast. We bought a couple of packs of them from GNC.

We did my my initial stats so I can gauge my progress. I'm 6'1, 222lbs and using my wife's body fat gauge I have 22.6% body fat. We also measured my chest, waist and hips and took pics. We'll do this each week.
January 4, 2004 by jim jones
I mentioned in an earlier post about Subway offering Atkins wrap sandwiches. Here's the info from This will definitely make getting a bite to eat while out and in a hurry much easier.

"On December 29, Subway® Restaurants will offer two Atkins® Nutritionals, Inc.-endorsed low-carbohydrate wraps: the Turkey and Bacon Melt Wrap, with Monterey cheddar cheese, and the Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap, with Swiss cheese. Both Atkins® -Friendly Wraps, available in the U.S. and Canada, have 11 ...
December 31, 2003 by jim jones
Picture taken December 24th, 2003. For reference:
December 31, 2003 by jim jones
Is it possible to add a health category? Who would you ask for something like that?

I've started to blog my experiences w/going on the Atkins Diet and it would be nice to put it in a Health category rather than Misc. Any chance of adding this?
December 31, 2003 by jim jones
Went to dinner tonight and thought about how dinners out would be different if I'm on the Atkins. We went to a TexMex place and I had chicken fajitas. I love the fajitas and knowing I won't be able to eat that kills me. I also love mashed potatoes and I won't be able to have them either. No beans or rice either...during dinner I decided we probably won't be going out for dinner much while I'm on the diet. It sort of takes the fun out of things when pretty much all I can have is meat, greens...
December 30, 2003 by jim jones
I've decided to go on the Atkins Diet. I'm 6'1 and 220 pounds. I could stand to lose a good 20 pounds and possibly 30. I would consider myself to be overweight but certainly not obese. I don't feel like I look as good as I could plus it's not healthy to have this extra weight. I eat reasonably well. My wife makes a good healthy dinner every night but I do have a habit of snacking.

I've always been athletic, playing soccer, lacrosse, basket, football and baseball growing up. I played...