Friday, August 7, 2009

Finally off the plateau

It worked. No surprise. I ate my starches as and when I was supposed to and I'm finally out of the 3-5 pound UP that I was lingering in. Now I'm just two pounds over what I was when I went on vacation. I don't feel bad about this progress...even though I wish it was faster. My skinny clothes fit and some (like pants I have on today) are even a little too loose to look flattering. Nice. :-)

Last night we did our usual beach bike ride to the pier for the free concert there (every Thursday during the summer) and had so much fun as usual...last night was blues music and I'm a blues girl at heart. :-)

We're headed to Nearby Town this evening with four of the grandkids (ages 9, 6, 4 1/2 and 2 1/2). The PDs are getting a little break this weekend -- each of them will just have their youngest to contend with. For PD1 this will be huge since she's got the new baby plus three kids! ;-) I can't wait...we're gonna have a ball!

The next two weekends are going to be all about getting ready for Burning Man. We are running quite late this year, but we've done it all before so should be ok. I am getting VERY excited!! I have taken over as co-coordinator of the tours of our village (Alternative Energy Zone) this year because I had SO MUCH fun doing them last year. I always wanted to be a tour guide when I was a little girl...Burning Man lets us live our dreams! :-)


Vickie said...

good for you on the weight loss.

I wonder how many people (on whatever plan) try to outsmart what they are doing - and then it doesn't work.

I do watch Ruby on TV and that is one problem that she had - didn't eat all her assigned food (she has a nutritionist package all her food). And then she didn't lose. IT was something that came up with a meeting of all her support staff. And I assume that she started eating ALL her food and eating it when she was supposed to - because then she started losing immediately.

LG said...

YAY for you!

I hate plateaus -- it's hard to be accepting of them. I can't wait to hear about BM. It sounds so fun.

One of these days, I'll get to meet you!

Laura said...

I haven't had a net lost all week & I know it's because I've not stuck to plan perfectly. Not that you have to be "perfect" but you do have to follow the meals & days assigned for it to work. I love how you had to EAT carbs to lose weight! It's part of the proof that she's got the right formula for how the body uses food & fat. Love that.

When I'm feeling discouraged about this plan I'm coming here for inspiration. So keep up the good fight!

Good luck getting ready for BM. I'm still shocked it's already that time of year again. I imagine you are too. :)

Anonymous said...

You are very disciplined, which is probably easier to do because you are seeing results quickly on this food plan. How lovely to be able to have an evening bike ride that takes you to a concert you are looking forward to - good combo!

Burning Man is huge for you guys, I know, and I can't wait to hear about this year's adventure.