Darbs- sounds like a good plan. I too find that if I shake things up with a higher calorie meal (still low carb) it gets things moving again. I can imagine your relief with the scale finally showing a big drop. It can be so frustrating when you see the same number day in and day out.
I think you will get back into ketosis quickly enough. I seem to have no problems slipping right back into it, even if I am out of it for long stretches of time.
I do find that I am leaning more toward an "Atkins-y" lifestyle. I like the idea of being able to eat more protein (until satiety) and a little more fat (nuts, cheeses, etc...). But I find that I feel most deprived on the weekends. Week days are so routine that I find I do not really miss anything, but the weekends are so hit or miss.
I actually did an Atkins style meal last night. We were looking to run out and have a quick meal and decided on Ruby Tuesday's. Had their salad bar, which I loaded up with IP veggies and then added on sunflower seeds, eggs, ham and a little cheese. Then for my entree I had a petite sirloin with cauliflower. It was definitely higher in fat, calories and protein than a typical IP meal, but still low carb that I didn't get kicked out of ketosis. I definitely didn't weigh myself today because I know the sodium would get me. But I feel like if I can do something like this on the weekends, it will be much more tolerable.
Today has actually been a fairly decent day for P1. I did have a few almonds and I did add cheese on my chicken at lunch, but besides that it has been pretty on point. I definitely feel so much better and even if the scale is not cooperating, I feel and look smaller, and my stomach is definitely flatter.
I don't know if you guys are like this, but my stomach blows up like a balloon when I eat flour or grains. So even when I am in maintenance, I really have to be careful of what carbs I choose, unless of course, I am throwing caution to the wind and caving on a craving
Oh, so after my 1st week of P1, I am pretty much at ground zero. When I weighed yesterday I was at 135.6. Everything else from here is going to new lows. Not sure how the scale is going to go, but even if I can get to 130, I can make 135 my new ceiling number, not 140. We'll see what the next couple of weeks bring and how frustrated I get