Week two of the new lifestyle diet is nearly done. I should be down anywhere from 6~8 lbs. The weekend was tough - I've been trying to cut the carbs way back but when the wife left some rice cakes unguarded I fell on them like a starving lion - I couldn't stop gobbling! Before I knew it they were all gone! But afterward I was okay. I can't blow them completely out of my diet so I will make sure to have them in controlled doses going forward. Because of my lack of self control I passed on the bibibap Korean supper I had planned.
The other benefits of the diet seem to be offset by the cravings from time to time. It is all too easy to forget I don't get stomach upsets anymore, my joints are moving much better, and my back aches are starting to abate. I don't look like that...whatever it is in the pic above... but I am not far behind him either! I still have a long, long way to go.