I am keeping the weight from last week off -- net down is now just shy of 9 pounds. A few 10ths of a pound have come on and off the past few days. I wish it would keep going down but the loss last week was so huge I'm trying to remind myself to be happy to just hang on to THAT. Adding back in the few higher-carb things has been scary. But scale has remained the same within a few 10ths so I guess it's ok. I'd love to see a "down" tomorrow on the usual official weigh-in day (I'm tracking every day at the moment), but who knows? Several people have noticed the loss though, so that is good. :-)
A few not-so-great things that I am noticing this week:
Bad dreams: I am having at least one bad dream every night. Not scary, just bad. It's disconcerting and I don't like it. Have no idea what this is about, but attribute it to the program since that is the big thing in life that has changed (I was having them last week too, but not every night).
Digestive: This week, not so good. I'm wondering if that is why I'm not losing at least a little more this week. I'm still drinking enough water to float away...have to get up twice in the night usually.
Psychology: I'm not feeling so happy this week. I'm feeling hungry again and restricted and I hate that. Last week I think I was just in the euphoria of the quick and immediate loss. It's a lot harder psychologically when the changes aren't as dramatic.
Hunger: I am definitely more hungry after adding back in a carb or two every day. My body is acting like an addict. I do not like this AT ALL. But the program is trying to re-pattern how your body uses food so I'm sticking with it...it's been less than two weeks...gotta give it a chance!
Finally, a question for anyone who cares to chime in: does anyone actually ever say you are "fat" to your face? If so, how do you react? I imagine it depends on who says it and in what context and I'm interested in that too. (I only remember someone calling me that twice...VERY traumatic.)