first of all, i need to say that taking a weekend off from the diet was not the spectacular event i'd hoped it would be. i guess because i am not excluding all sugar (the way i would be if i were on atkins), having bread and sweets didn't seem so...exciting.
actually, it kinda sucked. i ate more than usual because i don't fill up from carbs the way i do from protein. also, i think i felt guilty. instead of enjoying my "sinful" behavior, i felt like i was cheating myself. go figure.
anyway. it doesn't seem to have done much damage. this will be the second week in a row i haven't made it to the gym and i added a weekend of carb-indulgence and i can still tell i'm losing weight.
and last night, my ex-boyfriend commented on the fact that i look thinner.
no no, you don't understand. my ex and i have always enjoyed a great friendship, probably in part because weight has never ever been an issue for him. in fact, he's almost been oblivious to my weight gain and loss over the last 3 1/2 years we've known each other. still, i have asked him at least a thousand times, "do i look thinner?" and he has replied, each one of those times, "i have no idea. i can never tell."
so not only did he notice i've lost weight, he thought to say something. totally unprompted.
if that's not progress, i don't know what is.