Thursday Weigh Down

Stuffed cauliflower crust pizza is a terrific induction treat

I’m down a total of 30 pounds!

I started February 3, so 30 in a month isn’t bad.

Remember to check the “noshes section to see that I am sticking with an extended Atkins 2002 induction and that I am, indeed, using my own recipes to lose this weight.

Atkins is delicious, it is healthy and it is effective.

Please remember, my losses are not usual for a chica of my age. I have a decent metabolism, even without exercise, and I tend to drop a lot of water weight bfore anything else.

Whether you lose a pound a day or a pound a month, if you’re eating a healthy whole foods diet, you’re ahead of the game, so gauge your success appropriately and be thankful for your own journey! I know I have a long way to go.

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  1. That picture makes me feel all goo-ey inside!!
    Is that *wrong?*

  2. You rock, Ms. Jamie! 😀

  3. Woo Hoo! Yeah, some of it is water, but it's still extra looseness in your waistband, yeah? That's got to feel great. You're really sticking with it, too, which is nothing to sneeze at, and you avoided the dreaded Oreo trap. You are a hero!

    Hey, I was looking at your chili recipe for ingredients, and I don't know what Rotel is. Is it a brand of salsa, maybe?

  4. Way to go girl! You inspire me to try yet again.

  5. Yay!!! Congratulations!! I'm so happy about your 30 pound loss!

  6. Yay, 30 pounds!!! Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!

  7. Congrates to you Cleo! I KNOW you can do this GF! You inspire me and so many other people!

    Keep up the great work!

    aka mac24312

  8. bayoubabe says

    Congrats. Just be sure to take vitamins etc. I lost 35 pounds in six weeks once. Unfortunately, it came with hair loss and muscle loss. You are doing well. How much do u weigh now ?

  9. Laura Kelly-Pifer says

    WTG. Keep ROCKIN' it!!

  10. Rotel is not salsa. It's just diced tomato and green chilies in a can. There's also a hot version with more chilies. A lot of people add it to Velvetta to make dip.

    My grocery store keeps it hidden on the top shelf, so just ask an employee where it is at your store.

  11. grannymumantoog says

    Love your recipes and congrats on your loss. I just wanted to reiterate that losing 30 lbs in a month is highly unusual so I hope someone reading this doesn't give up because they aren't losing at that rate.

    So, for anyone who thinks they need to lose faster…If you are losing anything at all you're doing good. And even when you go through periods when you're not losing at all (and you will go through that) you can feel good about yourself because the real bonus is that you're improving your health overall because you are eating healthier, real food. Don't give up and don't forget to drink lots of water.

  12. I am loving your blog but can you please allow links to be opened in a different window/tab? I hate to click a link and have the page change – I want to STAY on your page but open the link in a new tab. Your settings will not allow me to do that.

  13. Muchadoaboutnothing says

    I just found your blog while surfing low carb sites. Congrats on your 30lb weight loss. I started induction 3 weeks ago and have also lost a lot – 24lbs. Wasn't expecting that at all! I realize that my next weigh-in may only be a pound or may be nothing but I figure as long as I'm eating healthier, it's all good.

  14. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Thank you so much for the woohoos!

    Yes, I definitely take supplements. Sometimes so many I need a spreadsheet. But hey; there are worse hobbies to have!

    Sorry for not being more specific re To-Tel. It's sold in the canned tomatoes aisle and it's peppers mixed with tomato. I use it in Mexican dishes. I love it so… Thank you, Group, for giving an explanation!

    granny– You are so right! I do try and try and try again to make sure people know you don't just wake up the next morning a dress size down. There are differences in everyone's metabolisms, beginning weight and makeup that determines speed of loss. Any loss is a good loss.

    Kim– I'll see what I can do. Yours is a great suggestion.

    Ado– Weigh to go!

  15. Oh my god that looks so good. I have to learn how to cook this way on induction. Congrats on your loss to date and keep up the good work!


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