To say the weight loss has slowed this week is an understatement. I have gone from hare to turtle in speed. I am down a pound from last Friday, but up a pound from Monday this week (when I was at my lowest...9.5 pounds down from the beginning). I am trying to focus on the "pound down from last week" and over 8 pounds down since June 8. That, under any circumstances really, is a great loss. And I'm trying to remember that this week, adding back in a FEW higher carb foods, is just consolidating that huge loss from last week and making it real and maintainable when higher carb foods are in my diet.
I have followed this plan perfectly (and I mean PERFECTLY...NO cheats) for almost 2 weeks. I am loving it a lot less when the scale is bouncing up a few 10ths and down a few than when it was in free-fall. But I do think (intellectually) that this lower-carb diet is a better one for long-term than what I had been eating -- like Bea said in her comment on yesterday's post, it is becoming clear to me that eating "bad" carbs just makes me crave more "bad" carbs. It's a lot harder to maintain this program though when not getting lots of positive scale feedback.
I am thinking (looking for the bright side) that I am losing inches maybe this week and not so much lbs. My belly feels and looks a lot flatter and my "skinnier" pants that I put on this morning went on without any gut suckage required.
DB said that he maintained for the beginning of his second week and then started to go down again but, unlike me, he does not weigh at the same time and in the same conditions every day. I think he's looking great. He stills says he's fat. And, of course, what he thinks is what counts. I have friends who I would call very skinny who think they are fat. It's what's in the head of the person whose body it is that matters, not what other people see. Except, of course, when other people see "fat". :-( But that's a whole other blog subject for another day...
Tonight we hope to go see a movie, then tomorrow a bike ride before a BBQ up in the hills (yes, I have bought stuff for us to take for ourselves so we can stay on plan!). Sunday, Father's Day, DB's girls usually spend with the fathers of their kids. It's possible that we'll see them, but looking unlikely since we saw them last weekend and will see them again next weekend. So I will do something special for DB on that day to celebrate his fatherness. And I will also garden for exercise. :-)