It's funny, I never really considered myself an Atkins "veteran," but I think I am. I'm in the second phase now and have been doing Atkins for a month and a half. I started out at 242 and did a "semi-Atkins" thing for a week where I lost 5 pounds and went down to 237. Then during induction I plummeted to 230, so in three weeks I had lost 12 pounds. I stayed in the 228-232 range for a week or so but then... started cheating. I went up to 234 but have been going down ever since. I still regret that cheat.
Right now I'm at 222 and have finally found my "formula"... I had been stalled for a bit, but now it's dropping... might not be fast, but it's continuous, and I couldn't really ask for anything more.