So what's changing?
First off, I'll be writing down and assigning a point value to everything I eat. A food diary will
Second, I may be in a less hardcore state of ketosis during this diet. I'm hoping that if I stick with the lean proteins instead of high-fat portions, I'll still slip into ketosis without too much of a headache. So I'll get the structure of WW Points with the effects of Atkins' ketosis. (And with ketosis comes a loss of the "crazy-lady-eating-everything" appetite.) Atkins fixes an imbalance with another imbalance for the first couple of weeks, and then basically turns into the diet I'll be enjoying.
Third, I'll have some support from a couple friends who will do WW with me (Ryan just got recruited alongside Melody!). Not the big meetings. Goodness no! Just the system and the exercising will be plenty.
Day 30 was my first day and I made it through with 3 points to spare! :) But I get 35 points, which is a lot. It helps that lean meat, eggs and veggies (Atkins diet staples) have low point values while carb-based foods have higher point values.
When I sleep and get up... I'll do it again. I'll weigh myself Monday to see if I make any progress. I'll also check for ketosis to see if I'm right about that. I'm feeling more confident in my ability to manage this diet. I don't feel like it'll get away from me if I slip up for a second. And that's good for more than my health!