I've been on atkins since November. I went from 265 to 215 and I'm very happy with the results so far. I'd like to do another 15-20.
The reason I started atkins was because it offered me the best chance for success. I hadn't ever done well with dieting because of the slow results. Seeing the quick results in doing Atkins motivated me to keep going, and for the first time ever in my life I don't feel like a blimp.
Here's the thing though. Now that I've lost 50 pounds, I am confident I'll never go back to being huge. I've used atkins as a crutch to get me through this far, but I don't want to do it anymore. Which is why, two weeks ago, I went out and bought me a nice road bike. Not only do I feel confident to ride it now, I wanted it for exercise, as an alternative to running, which I hate.
I'm petrified if I go off atkins I'll either stop losing weight, or start gaining. I'm going to buy a trainer for the bike so I can start getting daily exercise (riding is tough this time of year where I live). But I'd be interested in hearing stories from people who have gone off Atkins and onto eating normally and exercising.
Thanks for listening.