As of yesterday morning, I was losing ground. The previous day, I cooked up a tomato meat sauce from some ground beef I had in the fridge. It was a simple enough recipe, but it was really tasty. So tasty that I ended up having two servings of the delicious sauce over brown rice for lunch. It was really good. I went pretty easy the rest of the day, but the damage was done — I woke up the next morning (yesterday) even heavier than the day before. At that point, I was a half pound over my starting weight and not really living up to this blog's name.
This was obviously a problem.
So yesterday, I kept better watch of my food intake. I still started out with a delicious kielbasa scramble (no potatoes, extra veggies) from a nearby diner for breakfast. The gravy they place on this dish is really something else. Although I didn't finish the whole plate, I followed it up with a really good blueberry pancake.
The rest of the day, I didn't really eat any big meals, just a couple of bananas, one or two servings (I can't remember) of some greek yogurt, and a piece of bread.
This application of the one rule worked really well. I woke up this morning almost a full pound lighter than yesterday. It's halfway through the week, and I'm on pace for my average weekly weight loss target.