The very-low carb thing DOES work. I have "lost" over 5 pounds since Monday. While intellectually I know that this is not REAL loss yet, it gives me a lot of encouragement to continue. We'll see if everything stays off next week when I add back in some starches. DB's weight is holding steady on his Week 2 with adding back starches so that is encouraging. :-)
I actually like eating like this (protein and green veggies)...don't miss too much at all. I have been mostly drinking on the weekend so not drinking during the week is not a big sacrifice. We almost always have a big salad for dinner during the week so that's not hard either. I like having small "meals" between breakfast and lunch and lunch and dinner. I even had a business lunch yesterday and stayed totally with the program.
The one hard thing so far is that I AM hungry. I usually am careful not to get hungry because that makes me afraid I will overeat. On Monday, I was a cranky hungry monkey at dinner time. Yesterday was better. And, as DB says, he feels like when he's hungry it means the fat is burning off. I hope today will be even better. :-)
If I can be strong, it is clearly possible for me to get the 15 pounds off that I would like to before we go away. I must be strong.