I'm on the second week of the acclaimed South Beach Diet, which is a 3-phase test. The first phase lasts two weeks and denies me:
And the drinking thing isn't too tough. Except for this past Saturday when I attended a wedding. Now at the risk of sounding like a member of a 12-step program, let me say that weddings without booze aren't much fun. Everyone is drinking, hell the toasts require a drink. I relied on the old AA standby of club soda with a lime. Looks like a gin and tonic, but in no way does it smell or taste like a gin and tonic.
And to top it all off, my bathroom scale is broken. Well, that's somewhat inaccurate. It works, but it just gives about 2-3 different amounts for your weight when you step on it. But I have stepped on the scale a week into the diet and averaged the results from both weeks and it looks like I'm losing weight, even though I don't feel like it.
I will clear Phase 1 just in time for a trip to Chicago, so I can have pizza and a hot dog in a bun at Wrigley, so I don't look like some freak.