I've been working on losing weight for about 3 years now--have dropped from 238 at my highest to 176 this morning. I weigh myself every Sunday morning, and take my measurements at the same time. Since gravity has not been kind to me, I measure my bust with the same bra on each week, LOL. I also measure waist, hips, upper arm, thigh, calf, and ankle and record them, and add them up each week to see if there's been a loss. Since starting out, I've lost more than 30 inches off the measurements. I have ups and downs--when we go on a trip, I always put some on, and then have to struggle for weeks to lose it. Over Christmas last year, in one week I gained 10 pounds, and it took two months to get it off, so this year, I will not break dieting. No Christmas cookies will enter the house--I'm a carb addict, and have to keep myself under 20 grams of carbs in a day to lose weight. I have done very well on Atkins. I take supplements to make sure I don't go short on nutrients. I mostly eat meat, eggs, low carb vegetables, and keep Atkins Advantage and Atkins Endulge bars around at all times to avoid temptation, since I have not one, but 28 sweet teeth. When we go out to dinner, I take a bar along so that when others are having dessert, I can, too, and not feel deprived. I usually limit fruit to an apple or some strawberries once a week or so--any more than that and I don't lose, or gain back a pound. For me, taking the measurements on Sunday is also important, since sometimes my weight stays the same due to some fluid retention, but the measurements drop a little, or vice versa--my weight might be down a pound due to dehydration, but my measurements are up a bit. The two together give a more accurate picture.
Pat in Rockport, TX