I thought that Atkins was my "lifestyle change" but there are too many things during that diet that I was restricted from, even if I had pushed myself through to the final "permanent" phase. While what we are on is a lifestyle change, it incorporates so many foods I love and hated giving up in Atkins, like fruit, and I am not limited by calories or carbs or whatever, I'm just eating better. So when I do "cheat" as it were, I allow myself small little treats, a really good meal once a month or every other month, the single chocolate kiss the other day, my half-cup of coffee this morning with breakfast. OK that last one had me jonesing for Starbucks, but I stood my ground. The metric TON of water I've been sucking down helps stave off the "I'm-hungry-what's-in-the-fridge" moments. Or, I have some veggies instead of make myself go without. I'm happy with my progress, and excited to continue, now remembering just how AWESOME I used to feel working out every day. I wouldn't skip a day either. If I skipped, I wouldn't have as much energy, it seemed, and besides, it helped me sleep. I wasn't obsessive, just would make the time. KEEP IT UP LADIES!! We can ALL do it.
Nothing to it but to do it! ~Floyd of The Electric Mayhem