I sure can't. I've not been eating much this week, this a much different experience this time with this much of a fill. I know part of that has to be water weight b/c I was 213 yesterday. How cool would it be for me to actually make my mini goal of 210 by 10/23? I honestly know in my heart that won't happen tomorrow but I'm sure going to be close enough!
This fill really has been such a completely different experience. I can't believe that I don't even get hungry during the day. I could wait until 2 or 3pm to eat if I wanted to. I have actually had to do that this week which is why I know I can last that long. I'm not doing well with water intake so I've been focusing on that. I've also been battling a strange cold that started in my throat and chest and after about 2.5 weeks has now gone into my head/sinus'. I started taking antibiotic HORSE PILLS and had to break them in half. UGH. They were so hard to get down. I'm able to eat a little more - volume-wise - for dinner. I'm learning the slower I eat, the more I'm able to get down with time. Meaning, I can eat more and more - bigger bites - the longer I sit and/or graze. I don't want to do that too much b/c then I'll overeat. But I must say, I stay full after I eat just about a half cup to a cup of food. And I stay very full much longer - like for 4-5 hours. A couple of times, I've even had to eat soup b/c I knew that was all I was going to be able to get down. I've been doing well with getting the protien first and I've been doing protein shakes for breakfast along with a vitamin. My only concern really is getting the water down and ensuring I'm getting vegetables down. With this restriction fresh vegetables can be very hard to eat. I don't even want to eat an apple b/c for as much as it would fill me up, I don't want to fill up with a fruit instead of a protien.
So is this what restriction really feels like? Its so different than before and so, well, obvious! I understand so much better now what everyone talks about when they are full and stay full for a long time. Its wonderful, its awesome and to think I basically went 6 mos without this!
I do have to tell you that today I put on a pair of sz 18 Liz Claiborne dress pants that I'd had in my closet b/c while I could button them, they were too tight in the stomach and butt to wear in public. Today - voila! They fit perfectly and loosely! So I'm losing in my stomach and my butt first....PERFECT! No complaints here!
My husband told me last night we were invited to a Christmas party with the car owners he's working with as part of his redneck hobby. (Please excuse any offense but I have to say everyone would agree that racing go carts is redneck, right? And he's proud of it! *sigh*) Anyway, I would love to meet one of my goals by Christmas of looking somewhat decent in a new dress for this Christmas party! I know I can do it. I just wonder what weight I'd feel like I look pretty great? Hmmmm. I'm thinking that at 180, I'd look pretty darn awesome - but losing 30lbs by Christmas I think is a stretch and might be unhealthy. Its ok. I'd be happy at 190! :)