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Old 08-09-2003, 06:51 PM   #1
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Cool I'd like to join.. question about Atkins

I would like to be part of WISH. I have been doing Atkins for 2 weeks now. I have lost 10 pounds, and feel so much better.. I am leaving for Disneyworld (DH, DS, DD first trip!) in 17 days, and want to know.. .
How many of you have gone on vacation planning to forget the diet for the duration of the vacation? How did that impact your weight loss? (Especially interested in hearing from Atkins users).
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Old 08-09-2003, 07:36 PM   #2
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Welcome Aboard (you can tell I am getting ready for a cruise)!

I started Atkins almost 3 months ago and haven't done vacation yet, not until November, so I can't answer your question (don't plan to ditch it all, but maybe a couple of cheats).

Just wanted to say welcome and we hope to see more of you.
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Old 08-09-2003, 08:40 PM   #3
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Welcome!

Last Dec I went on a 10 day trip to Orlando. Three days at U/IOA and 6 at WDW. For the first 4 days of the tip I stayed on plan, which at the time was no sugar, refined flours, regular meals of protein, veggies and whole grain/rice stuff. I broke down and started eating everything I wanted on the 5th day. I walked an incredible amount (never took an afternoon break, etc) and I gained 8 pounds!!!! I was so upset with the weight gain and it was particularly hard to get back on track since we returned home just before Christmas.

My advice would be to plan moderation. Of course the best thing to do would be to stay strict on Atkins but you have to weigh your feellings and be honest about whether or not that is likely to work. If you go with an "all or nothing" attitude you might slip and find yourself turning the vacation into one long binge.

Maybe plan to splurge just one meal per day and keep the rest of the day low carb? Don't plan on losing this way, in fact, you may still gain a little but hopefully not 8 pounds! I'm trying to plan my strategy, too. I'll be hitting the magic Nov 28

Good luck and congrats on your great start
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Old 08-10-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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We headed to disney not long after starting atkins, twice actually.

The first time we had some fun ate too much...lol. Hubby and I were both up about six pounds when we got home...it took about 1 1/2 weeks to recover the gain and then we kept losing from there.

The second time...we were further along...we didn't go to overboard, but had some great meals at some of the Universal resorts and City Walk. I was up only one pound when we got back, hubby was up around 4. It took just a few days to recover the gain and start losing again. Funny thing was...we were further into the plan, stayed in Orlando more days...ate out more restaurants...meals, etc and didn't gain as much and it was easier to recover once we got back home.

Our next test is the 9/13 disney cruise. We will have been on the plan 3 months by then and probably have close to 40 pounds off each if we keep going at the rate we are going. I am sure there will be a recovery period again...just remember to get right back into induction when you get home and you shouldn't have any problems.

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Old 08-10-2003, 09:34 AM   #5
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I just returned from 7 days in Yellowstone and completely went off Atkins. I weighed in this morning and gained 3 pounds. I had planned to go off and actually thought the gain would be worse.

Have a wonderful time and no matter how much you gain, we will be here when you get back to help you back on that wagon!
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Old 08-10-2003, 11:44 AM   #6
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You guys are all so supportive... I feel like I just met a whole new circle of friends!
I have to be honest, I am pretty sure we will both (DH is on it too) be abandoning our diets for the trip, but I had already planned on doing induction as soon as we returned.
I think I have it easier than my husband, as I am not a pasta/bread/potato lover, and this plan has not been hugely difficult for me. That is good, though, because I feel like I can do this! Now, I just need to start exercising!

Thanks for all the replies.
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