day 2

August 30, 2011

Day 2, and it’s way less pleasant than yesterday.

Felt hungry all day but couldn’t stomach the thought of putting meat, eggs, or cheese in my mouth. Annoyed to be limited in how many vegetables I can eat. And desperately want a nectarine or some other kind of fruit.

A little lightheaded and tired, cranky.

Best discovery of the day was mashed cauliflower.


August 29, 2011

One year and eight months after that first post, I’m doing something about it!

Today was day 1 of Atkins. ¬†Working from home — and not really working — probably makes this harder; my attention is much more focused on what I’m eating than it would be if I were busy working in an office.

But I feel pretty good. Today was easy.

Breakfast: 2 scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, 4 slices of bacon.

Lunch: Tuna salad from Subway. Very unsatisfying, won’t do that again.

Snack: 4 pieces of celery with cream cheese.

Snack: Pastrami. I can really eat as much of this as I want?

Dinner: Stirfry of chicken, broccoli, spinach, and onions, with some soy sauce, garlic, hot sauce, and lemon juice. Couldn’t finish the chicken. Vastly prefer vegetables.

So far, I haven’t had any of the first-days symptoms that I read about: no headaches or sluggishness. In fact, I often take a nap in the early evening, and I’ve felt no need for one. I feel strangely energetic, which might be completely psychological.

I used to be thin.

January 4, 2010

I used to be thin.

Now I’m not.