I have been on SB for 2.5 months now, have lost 15 pounds and I am in Phase 2. I had my first out of town work related travel last week. This meant staying at a hotel, in a downtown area, and eating out every meal. I was so good! I brought premade breakfast shakes for breakfast then for lunch and dinner I ate out but I felt I made good choices. On top of that since I was bored to death in the evenings I worked my butt off! I worked out for 1-2 hours a night very hard (I normally work out 1 hour a day - moderate). Anyway, by the end of the week I was feeling great. I knew that I would get home, get on the scale and my hard work would pay off. Not so. I was up 4 pounds and even after drinking tons of water the past 2 days since I have been home, I am still up!
OK - I am trying to be rational - maybe water weight that hasn't decided to leave yet, maybe muscle. I don't know. What do you guys think? Has anyone else had similar issues?
Another note - I still drink caffeine and too much of it. Do you guys think that giving that up would help in my weight loss efforts. To give up caffeine and beer both is asking a lot of myself but if I must drop the caffeine I will.