The Reaneys (i.e. Jud and Suz) were getting a little too fluffy for their own good so they started the South Beach Diet about a month and a half ago. South Beach is a diet that focuses on vegetables, fruits and lean meats. During the first two weeks, you are totally without any sugar or fruit sugar but after that you gradually add in fruit and carbohydrates. I have a terrible sugar craving so I found this very helpful.
We are off to Croatia very soon (less than two weeks now) for the wedding of our exchange student son, Petar, and wanted to look kind of like we did the last time we were there! We have been successful. We have each lost about fifteen pounds (trust me, that is not where we need to be!). We both had to buy some new clothes (which is always fun!). Hopefully we will not gain it back in Prague, which is the first leg of the trip for Jud and me.
Slim Kat did not loose any weight (thank God) but has enjoyed eating all of the fresh fruits and vegetables. She could use some nice European pastries! She will be joining us on the second leg of the trip in Riejka, Croatia, where we will be having a grand reunion with Petar, Jelena, Zrinka, Ana, Igor and Sven and Ema, who are "new" since we were there. We are all thrilled to be going and will write some blogs there with what I am sure will be beautiful pictures.
Croatia is a gorgeous country, with hills and valleys and seaside and medieval castles and monasteries. We had a fantastic trip there eight years ago and highly recommend it for a vacation.