Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 12 - I've lost 7 lbs in less than two weeks!

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.


Breakfast: Coffee

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.


  1. Congratulations! That's impressive.
    Every day I'm shocked when I step on the scale and lose weight with all of the wonderful things I get to eat. It does work!
    And good for your husband!!

  2. Way to go! I'm actually just about 4 months into my paleo gig (which I've also been blogging, at, and am down over 30 pounds. It really does work, if you stick with it. You're so lucky to have a resource like Gary, too! Reading his articles and books and watching his video lectures on Youtube has helped me immensely.

  3. Congrats! If you need a substitute for rice (obviously not at a restaurant) try this:

  4. Hi Sophie:

    Wonderful! With such great success - of course men lose more and more easily than women anyway - I'm sure you'll both keep it up. Both of you may find that you settle at an even lower weight than you had thought possible, given time. So many adopt this lifestyle with a certain weight in mind as a goal, but find they can actually drop an extra 5 or 10 more.

    And congrats on being able to forego the rice. I'm sure all of us on this thread tho' are going to gently remind you to have a little more breakfast tomorrow. ;)

    Best wishes.