Atkins Dispatch – day 3

March 13, 2006

Yes, CookieCrumbs, I have begun the weight loss plan that I’ve probably mocked many times on this blog. I’d link to them, but I’m too sludgy and tired to care.

So far, so good. I’m not hungry. I’ve eaten more meat and more meals in the past 3 days than I have since the cruise. Diet pills suck since ephedra was banned. I need to see quickie results so that I’m motivated to continue. So, taking sage advice, I begun the Atkins plan on Saturday.

And yesterday BvP showed me how to work the Bowflex. Again.

BvP: And for your last exercise…we’re going to work your calves.
Me: Calves? Psht. I wear 3 inch heels on almost a daily basis. I have the calves of the Goddess Athena!
BvP: Good! Then give me 2 sets of 30.
Me: No sweat!

Out of my entire body, guess which part hurts the most today? Damn Athenan calves…

A side effect is that the whole house smells like bacon, since I have it for breakfast in the morning. You can practically smell it when you pull up the driveway. We’re collecting an impressive amount of bacon grease, too. So much that I’m tempted to put a wick in the bowl and market it as a “Country Breakfast” scented candle!


Whaddya think?

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  • dr. dave March 13, 2006 at 11:06 pm


  • dr. dave March 13, 2006 at 11:06 pm

    (I think you can buy those at Cracker Barrel)

  • Brian Z March 14, 2006 at 9:31 am

    I think, Joel, that you and your little robot chums are in need of some Tor Johnson. You call that an Invention Exchange?

    Oh, wait a minute. Sorry. ^_^

  • Tommy March 14, 2006 at 11:16 am

    Low Carb rules!!!! I used it to drop 20 pounds and did it in 6 weeks and have easily maintained by weight since then.

    I did Low Carb (my own variation on Atkins) in 2003 and have never looked back. It does require strict discipline. Your glycemic index is going to be key to making this work (the good carbs).

    And the best advice I can give you:
    “Oh I’ll just splurge once….” is something you MUST stay away from.

    I got to be honest. Eating Bacon everyday isn’t the best thing. Perhaps cooked ham may be better.

    I think you’ll do fine.