Today I weigh exactly what I did pre-Tulum trip last year. This means that I have reached my goal for pre-Virgin Islands trip...in less than 4 weeks! I am over 15 lbs. down. If I can maintain this (and even, gasp!, maybe go lower) I will be one happy girl. :-)
The weight fluctuations on this program are, as Vickie mentioned in one of her last comments, weird. Almost 3 pounds between yesterday and today, for example. I am happy that I am keeping track of weight every day even though it goes up some days (yesterday). The one trend I see is that I definitely LOSE the day after a "carb-up" night (last night). The theory in the book is that you are letting your body know that there will be carbs and, therefore, it can let go of fat. Who knows, but it seems to work.
I have had a few drinks this week (yesterday was allowed, Tuesday night not...and I gained after Tuesday, but not after last night...hmmm). That is the only cheat I have done. And I've stayed very low on carbs otherwise to try to make up for this social drinking while my friend is here.
We are all headed to Santa Barbara (Nearby Town) tomorrow for a couple of days for a DB family reunion -- one of his nephews is back from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan so this seems a good time to celebrate that he is home safe. We will be staying in a hotel again due to the 40 people/3 bathrooms problem when the whole family shows up. ;-) I don't mind this because the hotel has a nice pool and jacuzzi and it very close to the house.
I've been enjoying California non-gym exercise this week. Sunday I boogie-boarded with my friend for probably 2 hours. Tuesday, he and I spent over an hour at sunset boogie-boarding in the ocean in our wetsuits. It is wonderful to be able to do this and it is really great exercise. Invigorating! Tonight we will bike a few miles down the beach for a free concert/picnic. Over the weekend, DB and I are planning a hike in the canyons around the family house (which, you may remember, were all burned out in the recent fires). Planning ahead for exercise and food is important.
For those of you who are tempted to try the "Macro" plan that Vickie, DB and I are on, please be aware that results may vary. Among other things, our start weights are all very different and I'm sure that matters. And we each do the Macro our own way...that's really the beauty of it. Having said that, I really really am happy with it so far...I am not craving the bad carbs...feel hungry rarely...am enjoying the results.
Hope you all have a very happy 4th!