I lost that weight pronto in the HOSPITAL because of a gall bladder attack, which I am certain was prompted from the high fat content in the restaurant food. So, I have learned two lessons - I can get very sick on a high fat meal (way more than just the standard McDougall's revenge) and a water fast for two days can be a really large loss, but I don't recommend it at all!
Hope you're feeling better! I had a really bad gallbladder attack Thanksgiving '96 or '97, after having a high-fat (vegan) Chinese meal followed by pumpkin pie...it still gives me goosebumps remembering how painful that was! I wish I'd discovered the McDougall plan back then, because maybe I would have kept my gallbladder. Instead I had niggling (and more than niggling) pain for the next 4-5 years until I had it removed.
I am so sorry to you were in the hospital. I hope you are doing better from the gall bladder attack...take care of yourself and congrats on the loss this week.
Thanks so much for your kind words pinkpinkycat & TerriT.
It's taking awhile to get back. I think it's all the drugs they gave me in the hospital and my doctor does as well. I really hope people read what you wrote there TerriT about the high fat vegan meal setting your gallbladder off too, so they can avoid this misery! Unless we have done this WOE our entire lives - we are likely harboring gall stones, women especially -- AND THOSE LITTLE ROCKS CAN GET US BAD WHEN WE LEAST EXPECT IT. FOLKS, PLEASE, BEWARE OF THAT LURKING FAT IN RESTAURANT FOOD!!!