Week four of my mystical weight loss journey has begun, and the big change this week is the reintroduction of fruits into my diet (other than the berries I was already allowed to have). This is a very welcome addition; I've been longing for sugar, and even though I still can't have a lot of it, being able to have fruit with meals or snacks will help satisfy those carbohydrate cravings. Last week I went down another couple pounds by the end, which isn't a fast decline, but worse things could happen. I'm down 16 pounds since starting all of this, which is nice, though I wonder where exactly all that is coming from. I feel unquantifiably lighter. I think that my face looks a little different, but in general I can't really tell. I've definitely increased my strength and overall fitness across these past weeks—I'm able to lift a bit more than when I started, and I'm learning to be better about "powering through" the pain and stressing my body.
At first I was really skeptical of having three life changes all at once—a boyfriend, strenuous exercise, and a bizarre diet—but I seem to be handling things okay. My guy's perfectly cool with it all, and it's all been pretty positive this far.