Mike, LOL on not going overboard with your 4500 calorie controlled cheat.
That 5 lb. gain must contain water retention--can't be from just one day.
April! Kudos on a fantastic job last week with 2 cookout and STILL coming up with a loss. You ROCK!!!
Quinn, it surely IS looking empty--must be due to vacations or just taking a break from the weight loss way of eating since it's summer. Could be, too, that people are still watching their food and fitness goals and just don't have time to post. Good luck to all of those of us toughing it out.
I intend to stay on track this week and be more faithful about exercise. Didn't do well at all on THAT last week--the heat wave truly had an impact on my lack of it. Looks like were finally in for the break in the heatwave that was forecast twice and was wrong--it's almost 1PM and only 85 degrees. What a welcome change!
Question for cooks:
Yesterday I made some BBQ sauce from scratch. After it simmered for 30 minutes I readjusted the seasonings and it was delicious. But after it cooled, it was bland for the second time. I had to add more Worcestershire sauce, black pepper and chili powder again to give it any flavor at all.
I don't remember having that problem before with homemade tomato based BBQ sauce. This new recipe had diet cola in it. Could that have anything to do with depleting the flavor of the spices?