Now that 2004 is here I thought I'd go back and summarize how I did with Atkins during the year 2003.

I began my low carb diet on 6/14/2003 at around 140 pounds. By 9/26/2003 I was at 122.2 pounds and staying at that level quite easily. I officially hit 120.0 on 12/11/2003 and at that point I wasn't even "trying to lose weight" - I was simply eating healthy each day, not exercising much even. My body was finding a weight that it felt in balance with.

I always eat until I'm full, and I eat regularly throughout the day. I take my vitamins, including essential oils, and I drink 8 glasses of water each day. Those have all been critical to my becoming more healthy.

If you want to see week by week postings of my progress, they're all here:;f=36;t=000055

How did other people do in 2003?

Lisa Shea, Low Carb and Video Games Editor
Low Carb Forum