I started Atkins right before I bought my wedding dress because I know I cant gain weight once I purchase it. I found my dream dress but found out something I didnt want to hear...I'm a size 22. I dont see it when I look at myself in a mirror. I see the beautiful woman that I am and not the weight. Ive been on Atkins for a week and a half now and today I found a lone french fry in my lunch bag and I gobbled it up like a rat. I realize that to maximize my weight loss I have to exercise as well. Sure, ive been walking the dog a mile every other day but I need more. I used to be part of a gym but ultimately I ended up feeling bad about myself (long story in relation to someone complaining about me and the "dress code") and quitting. Every workout Ive ever done I quit because it felt like torture. I'd love to try an elliptical but the machines were always tied up at the gym so I never got the chance. I liked biking though. I cant ride a bike though. I was traumatized at a young age (again long story involving a bad accident). My fiancee said hed buy me a bike if I'd learn to ride it but he wont allow training wheels. He also would rather I lift weights on our weight bench or go running. I hate running though. I know I just need to find a workout that works for me. He's against the extra equipment but I think if he gets to have a weight bench I get to have an exercise bike. Anything that gets me moving is better than not moving. I'll share my progress if anyone is interested. Any thoughts or your own journeys would be supportive.