Then: 220 pounds (15 stone 10 pounds)
Now: 211 pounds (15 stone 1 pound)
Lost: 9 pounds
Rule 7: Don't go to business lunches during the first two weeks of the diet.
Oh dear. A heavy business lunch today that I simply couldn't refuse - including, I confess, steak and kidney pie. After thick soup. And wine. And I had to have the creme brulee, didn't I?
I really fear for my weigh-in tomorrow. This morning I was delighted that, despite the excesses of Saturday night, I had lost another pound.
I won't post pictures of the evil lunch - far too shameful. Instead, here's how I tried to limit the damage with the lightest supper I could put together:
2 soft boiled eggs, some asparagus spears, and one halved endive (chicory) grilled on the hob and then popped in the oven for a few minutes. I put a very light balsamic dressing on top, and felt guilty all night as my stomach demanded more. That's the trouble with eating the wrong food during diets: it makes you hungrier again. Deliciously simple, though, after all that excess. But I'm not sure it's going to work.