Wow, that subject line sounds like the spam I get in my email inbox all the time. But it's true. This morning I weighed in at 159.2 lbs.
Thank you, btw, for all your helpful comments re: the spouse/partner. I have some news to report on this front. Charlie came back from Chicago, said he'd stuck to the diet while he was there, and was really surprised when he stepped on the scale and weighed 196 lbs. That means he's lost approximately 10 lbs.
Lunch: I went to a Chinese restaurant with my Dad (he came for a surprise visit so I didn't have to go via Italy to China to see him with all the kids. He is 84 and sadly has quite an aggressive prostate cancer. Even though I'm moving to China, I'm going to be spending a LOT of time in Italy this year, to be with him)
I ate: Broccoli and beef, very greasy pork ribs. I skipped the rice, of course.
Dinner: Roast beef, Brussels sprouts, Greek(ish) salad, leeks fried in butter (if you've never eaten this before, this is THE way to eat leaks. Delicious with steak and roasts)
Post-dinner: Glass of cognac while playing liar dice with my Dad and Charlie.