I found the "limitation of matter" yesterday, lol....
The scale was down a scant 1/4 pound this morning. Yesterday's intake consisted of the last patty of my chuck/liver/parsley/pepper mixture WITH SALT, four full cups of black coffee (half decaf), 3 glasses of water (plus the amount i drank while taking my supplements), 6 oz. of pot roast with salt and pepper, half a cup of german-style potato salad, 4 ounces of sake and 2 of traminette. I didn't "exercise" at all (besides the innumerable stairs i climb as a daily necessity, in this house).
I woke after 8 hours or thereabouts, with more enthusiasm for compliance with the "Strong Medicine" than i have the last couple of days. Between the lower calorie/protein intake and the splurge in wine, i saw on the scale what i wanted AND expected -- a small loss. It's comforting to be able to predict what will result from one's actions!
So, this morning i DID get my before-breakfast activity (stationary bike), my single cup of coffee and fatty-meat ration. Brother, does it make a difference when the meat is cooked RIGHT -- i put a nice marbled chuck roast in the crockpot yesterday instead of doing it on the stovetop. (My stove is impossible to turn down far enough, even using a "flame tamer"! Frankly, for any kind of "cheap" roast, the crockpot does SO MUCH BETTER a job of getting it tender....)
I'll continue to follow the program today, and anticipate a 1/2# loss tomorrow -- it will be reassuring if i'm right, but if the scale is even lower, i certainly won't cry!