I'm feeling pretty good though. I don't know if you can actually see the missing seven pounds, but I feel more confident, so hopefully that's coming through. Believe it or not, I did not rush out and eat a loaf of bread Wednesday morning, though I did have some steel-cut oatmeal which was pretty glorious.
I'm currently living my life ruled by Weight Watchers Points Plus, heavily influenced by the South Beach rules. I think that'll work best for me, as I enjoy cooking and can used both programs to create some pretty awesome stuff. South Beach did make me think a lot more creatively about cauliflower as I've learned to make fried "rice" and pizza crust with the vegetable. My recipes for both need tweaking, but that's half the fun of cooking. (The need to justify my junk food/low-brow cravings is also what led me to figure out a recipe for organic, from-scratch Hamburger Helper.) I also have seen some ideas for a cauliflower risotto, so that's going on my cooking bucket list.
In any case, with either weight loss program, they suggest a 1-2 pound per week weight loss, so I'm not expecting miracles like the one I just had, but with my running and healthier eating, I'll settle for progress.