I have struggled with weight my entire teen-adult life, and I have dabbled in Atkins for a few months at a time, lost a bunch or weight each time, and eventually gained it back due to several reasons... but mostly because i hadn't made LCE a way of life. I've been back on the wagon since the beginning of february, and I'm currently at 32 lbs lost. I have a long way to go still (about 78 lbs to go to my final goal weight) but I'm working on it... and its going pretty well.
I think the hardest thing for me to give up while on Induction is wine. My friends and I are a huge fan of wine bars... mostly because of the chocolate fondue that goes great with white wine... but I have figured out how to go out without destroying all the work I've put in the past 5 weeks. The time spent with friends is more important than what I'm drinking, and water in a wine glass makes a good substitute.
On top of eating LC... I've also been exercising. Cycling, running and resistance training. It seems to be going well overall. I'm down two pants sizes, and my shirts are getting looser.
I think the hardest thing about coming back to this forum is the shame of gaining all my weight back over the past few years, and getting back up to my highest weight, but I'm not focusing on that. I'm focusing on the future weightloss, and what I'm eating in the present. I can't change to past, only what will happen in the future.
I'd love to find a friend to keep me accountable... but if not, I'm tracking all my intake and food on my ITouch with the MyFitnessPal application... between LCE and working out 6-7 days a week, my goal is to be under 199 by my birthday on June 2nd, which is 29 lbs from where I am today. I know our bodies react to weight loss in different ways, but I'd really like to see one-derland for my birthday!
Well I'll be keeping a journal here, and posting when I can... best wishes to everyone here.