Week 12 -3.2
I managed to take off what I had put on during my "week of plenty" while visting relatives. I wouldn't say I was Spartan about the whole affair, but I was making a good effort. In particular, I have re-started my exercise routine (4x/week 30 minutes) and am keeping to the core program more or less.
In the long run, it's the bread that kills me. Watching it seems to be the single biggest factor. If you've missed it, you might check out this link about the dangers of bread use. Among the more telling statistics is that "more than 90 percent of violent crimes are committed within 24 hours of eating bread". Scarry stuff.
Took a waist measurement this morning --> 36", not too shabby. That's a loss of 5.5".This confirms what I have noticed -- the GDW3P factor is non-existent. In fact, I may have to buy some new pants.
Lessons learned in Week 12
1) A clothing tape measure taking from a knitting bag first thing is the morning is likely to be very cold
2) Coming back to the diet after an absence is difficult. It takes an effort similar to the one it took to get started.
3) It gets no easier to walk by the doughnuts every Friday morning
Net Pounds Lost: -23.0