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Wednesday, 12 November 2003

Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet - Week 21

This was the second week since I moved from 'Induction' to 'Ongoing Weight Loss'. The result was not quite as good as the week before, although still reasonable. During the week I was on step 2 of the OWL carb ladder. I lost a further 0.5kg (1.1lb) and my weight is now (as at Sunday 9th November) 70.9kg, a reduction of 27.1kg since I began (or 59.8lb) - I now have 5.9kg (13.0lb) to reach my target of 65kg. Measurement indicators for the week continue to show reasonable reductions:
- waist down a further 0.2 inches to 33.1 inches (total reduction so far 11.9 inches);
- hips down 0.3 inches to 40.2 inches (total reduction so far 8.3 inches);
- thighs down 0.1 inches to 23.1 inches (total reduction so far 5.4 inches).

On OWL step 2 (max. 30g carb a day), I have been able to eat some fresh cheese (cottage cheese and mozzarella) again - the quanitities allowed are even a little too much for me, indicating just how much my appetite has reduced. But not my feeling of well-being! Since Sunday, I have moved to step 3 (max. 35g carb a day) and I am now allowed to have small quantities of various kinds of nuts - almonds and hazelnuts so far.

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