So, how’s the diet going, you ask? Not bad. In the first week, I have lost about five or six pounds, depending on how I stand on the scale. I thought I had lost more than that, but that’s really my inability to do math.
I felt like I was pretty good as far as sticking to the diet goes this week– I’d give myself about a B or a B+. Annette and I did drink on Saturday night (hey, it’d been a long week), but otherwise, I wad pretty dedicated to the “phase 1” concept of the diet, which essentially amounts to a diet of low-fat meats, cheese, lots of vegetables, and no alcohol. Thus my B or B+. By the way, if you’re wondering about the “healthiness” of the SB diet, look at it like this: basically, you don’t eat starches and/or baked goods. It’s like a wheat-free vegan diet, except with meat.
My weight loss for the first week is pretty typical for the first part of SB, which, like most diets like this, give you a sort of “quick start” at the beginning. When I mentioned my weight loss this last week to my mother on the phone, she said “Oh, that’s just water weight.” And she’s probably right. But you know what? I don’t care. Five pounds is five pounds, and it’s nice to have that kind of start.
I don’t anticipate losing this much this week, but I’ll keep plugging away. And as I get caught up on my mountain of school work and as the term draws to a close, I’ll be able to get back to the gym, too.