-I began my diet this past Tuesday (4/17)
-I am using The 17 Day Diet as my basis for the first cycle, and will decide after the initial 17 days whether or not to modify to a different program/plan, or stick to the same regiment
-I have already lost 9 pounds
-I am a carb-o-holic and avid junk-food-junkie, and am a real person who really enjoys her vino and pasta!
-My fiance (and our families and friends) are totally supportive, but Nick is not doing the same diet as I am (nor does he need to!!)
-I have tackled my first major obstacle: traveling 8 hours during my first week of dieting, spending a weekend at Penn State during a major tailgating weekend, and learning how to avoid temptations from 7am all the way through 3am in one day! (pleased to report that I didn't gain any weight while on our travels - tailgating "diet style" is going to become a new trend for me)
...We'll see how this goes, but I've decided to imprint in my mind the motto:
n o t h i n g tastes as good as skinny feels