Saturday morning I awoke with leg cramps, thirsty, and a little bit hungry. Also needed to empty my bladder. My will power has been sorely tested this week as I have made a real effort to lose a pound or two. Of course I realize if this turns into misery it is of my own making. I stepped on the scales a few minutes ago. My daily average calorie intake this week has been a substantial 1065.1, so that's not starving one's self, even if it feels like you are. This morning I weighed 182.4.That's a 5.6 pound lose this week. This is too much, too fast to sustain but I wanted to break into the 170s before dragging this out too long. This is too much weight lose to sustain but I wanted to make a showing. Tomorrow is my DIL's birthday and we are going to the Outback Restaurant to celebrate (her choice). I'm going to let my hair down and have a substantial meal and hope to make up for doing so in the coming days. I have denied myself this week. Example: My wife made a great looking banana pudding this week; I didn't eat one bite even even though my mouth watered as I looked at those vanilla wafers atop the pudding and ringing the bowl. What the heck! A guy should test his resolve every once in a while.