OK all! I am back!! And I have switched diets, but it is still a "low carb" plan called "Low Carb Express" and it is 1400 calories a day, but the important thing is the carb/protein/fat ratios, and of course eating the right types of each. With this diet, it is recommended that your percentage of calories are in the following ratios: 30% carbs, 40% protein, and 30% fat.
I have been doing this regimen now for a week and a half, and I am seeing GREAT results!! And it is more than water weight that I am losing - my body is improving so much, it is unbelievable the change in this short amount of time. I have also been keeping up on the exercise with two rest days a week.
And the best part is that I am never hungry.
Along with the proteins and veggies, I have been eating fruits, and rice and I had a shrimp pasta tonight!
30% Fat seems like a lot, but as long as it is the right fats - from oils, cheeses, etc.- then it seems to be right on.
PS - Weigh in day is Friday, so I will post an update on that, but last Friday I had lost 3 lbs after a week following this regimen.