Woot! I was beginning to think I'd reached a plauteau after losing the 6 lbs. in week 1. But today's weigh-in showed another 1.5 lbs. lost...yeah! That's a 7.5 lb. total on Day 12, and I'm thrilled. Maybe I should only weigh myself every other day so that I'm more likely to see that loss, which is so motivating for me to stick with the plan. I've heard both sides of the "how often to weigh" debate, and I'm inclined to weigh daily simply because for me it helps me stay on track. If there's a loss, I'm motivated and encouraged to stay with it. If there's a slight gain, I usually know why and know if need to get back to following the plan 100%.
My big challenge coming up will be a road trip vacation, and I'll be starting Cycle 2 just a few days before leaving. I plan on packing a cooler with snacks on that are allowed (no trail mix with M&M's which is my usual road trip go-to snack!). I have no intention of "blowing it" while on vacation, though I know there may be times I allow myself a little something extra. It's a challenge to stay 100% on plan when you're away from home, but I'm going to do my very best.
Here's to a successful day for all my 17 Day Diet buddies on The Drs. blogs!! Have a great day!