I'm a newbie (started Atkins two weeks ago). I weighed 257 on Election Day, and am now at 240.
Tough? Yeah. I would love to have some potatoes, apples, and, GOD KNOWS, I could eat an entire chocolate layer cake IN MY WEAK MOMENTS.
But, those weak moments are brief, and as I write this I'm not hungry in the least, and my intake today consisted of two boiled eggs at breakfast, a baked chicken thigh and leg at lunch, and seasoned pork ribs and cheesy broccoli at dinner.
I'm acutely aware that KEEPING the weight off is the real challenge, so, like the Republicans, I'm not about to start gloating.
But I'm encouraged for the first time in my life.