Journal of my experience when going on the Atkins diet to lose 20-30 pounds.
Published on December 30, 2003 By jim jones In Misc
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 basketball, soccer and lacrosse in high school. As I've gotten older I've stopped playing sports and exercising. On occasion I play basketball and tennis but not often enough to keep the weight off. Starting February 1st I'm going on the Atkins diet. My wife is a personal trainer so I'll have a lot of support. After a month of dieting I'll start running and exercising again.

This location will essentially serve as a diary for me. It will give me a place to write about what I'm eating, the progress I make, the hurdles I need to overcome and a place to regularly post my thoughts.
on Dec 31, 2003
Good luck! You sound like me, 6 months ago (except for playing lacrosse). I too hoped to get to 185 from 220, but ended up shooting right past it. I'm now around 167, and a huge fan of the Atkins diet. I've never considered myself particularly vain, but have to admit it sounds really nice to hear "Wow, you are looking good." (even from strangers who saw the "old" me from my crappy picture on my credit card).
You are not alone - stick with, it can work!