It was my solo week as Smarty and her father departed for Germany last Saturday. Their flight was exhausting, but my family managed to make their two connections and arrived to Bremen just fine. My husband packed for all kinds of weather, but Germany (and entire Northern Europe) is in a big heat wave. From time to time it rains, but overall they feel like they are in Georgia without air conditioners. Nevertheless, Smarty is enjoying the trip and looking forward to the "grand finale" when I and my parents join them for the Baltic cruise.
In the meantime, I decided that not having family around is a good time to try and lose some weight. I am not overweight, but over the last few months I've seen 5 pounds creep up on me, and I want to nip this trend in the bud. I am following this 10-day sugar detox diet, which means I gave up on coffee (yes, really!), alcohol, dairy, and all starches. Basically, I eat eggs, vegetables, chicken, and fish, and drink only water. The first couple of days were tough. I had headaches and was feeling very tired. Now I am in day 6, and I feel quite good. My goal was to lose 2 pounds, and I am already below that. I understand that I am likely to gain them back on the cruise, but now I have confidence that this plan really works, and I am hoping to get my husband to repeat it with me in the fall. I also realized that I don't really miss starches (coffee, on the other hand, is an entirely different matter :)), so I plan to significantly cut my carb consumption going forward.
In other news, I finally investigated the question that puzzled me for a while - why nobody is commenting on my blog. It turned out that I have comments, but for some reason I was not receiving moderation emails :) I had to go through 80+ comments (including some spam comments and approve them. Thank you so much, my loyal readers!
I still have to wrap up a few things at work before I leave. Luckily, a lot of my peers are also heading out for a couple of weeks, so we are just putting a few things "on hold" until I get back. This is a difference of being in tech vs., say, being a doctor - doctors definitely need coverage if they are absent. I will simply be "slammed" when I get back.
How was your week?