Simply Determined Starts Her Countdown

Hello Everyone! Welcome to CDTF, as I affectionately refer to this blog! This is my first post and I’m very excited to participate with my friend, Fitness Hopeful, in a serious one-year challenge to lose weight and improve our health. If our journeys inspire others to join us, the more the merrier!

Unlike Fitness Hopeful who is literally off and running now and already down more than 40 lbs since her effort began, I am at the beginning of my Get Healthy program. I have decided to follow the Atkins diet and I am currently in Day 5 of the Induction Phase, which is supposed to last at least 2 weeks.

While Fitness Hopeful’s research has already brought her many interesting insights and helpful discoveries, about which she generously posts on the CDTF blog, I will be primarily blogging about my own experiences in the coming months and sharing what works and doesn’t work for me.

I hope my journey will be of interest and help to some of you! Tomorrow I’ll talk about why I chose Atkins and share my daily eating plan.


  1. You go, girl! I’m SO proud of you!

  2. Simply Determined says:

    Hey, it’s mutual, girlfriend. I couldn’t have started without you!