Boy howdy, it seems every day my will power cracks a bit more. I was up 0.2 this morning, although I'm sure it is due to the salt/fat from the rotisserie chicken. I'm not worried; in fact, I didn't even move my ticker to reflect the gain. I know it will come off at some point during my maintenance phase. I don't even care if I don't lose another ounce. Apparently. This morning I ate 2 turkey sausage links and drank a cup of coffee with creamer. SO NOT on the diet of allowed foods!
I had a friend here; she lives in a city about 2 hours away and was up our way so I invited her to spend the night. She did, and we had a lovely chat over breakfast and coffee. I wouldn't change it, even if it means the scale goes up more tomorrow.
I'm back on track now and have eaten an apple. My drops will run out tonight.
Now, technically, you're supposed to do 3 additional days of 500 calories while the drops get out of your system. In my experience, (and my mom's) the drops clear your system much faster than that. Within 24 hours you can tell they're gone BECAUSE you get ravenously hungry. The drops aren't opening up your fat cells for energy anymore.
My plan is to do my darndest to stick to low cal tomorrow and then on Saturday start my full fledged maintenance portion, which means eating what I want, when I want, sticking to a loose Atkins diet and not gaining 2 pounds in a day. ;-) We'll see how successful I am. :o)
August is going to be an insanely busy month; we have things going on almost every single week and weekend up until school starts. All of it fun. :-D I'm not sure how often I'll be able to blog but I will promise to blog when I can. It just won't be every day.
Hope you all are well; all day today I've been thinking it's Friday. I'm so disappointed when I realize it's only Thursday. GAH! Ah, well. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. =)
Thank you so much for all the kind comments on the pictures I posted; I don't even think the second one is that flattering, but it was the best I could do for now. I'll try to get some better ones and post them at some point later.
I can't remember who mentioned it to me in their comment... but about baking a chicken in the oven. Can you post directions/a recipe? That sounds really good and I'd like to try it.
Well, I'm off to sit in the sunshine on our deck!