I'm still very restricted - I am able to eat very little- and always have to start with coffee or something warm or else I can't seem to eat much of it at all. All day yesterday, as I was geting everything ready for the party, I only had one cup of coffee. 2pm party came along, I ate a couple of raspberries and drank some water and that was it until dinnertime. I didn't even have a cupcake! I just couldn't have even if I tried. I tried to eat some Trader Joe's chicken fried rice (rice has never bothered me) but nope - couldn't eat it. Then, I tried some Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato soup and b/c it was hot, of course, I was able to get it down. I was still hungry so I warmed up some of the kid's Spaghettios w/ meatballs and it was so warm and hearty that I was able to eat about a cup of that. Who ever thought I'd ever eat Sphaghettios??!! Not me - I never even liked the way they smelled, but I'm telling you - they really hit the spot!
Today I had to go into work at 9:30 to oversee the conversion project - I had a 1/2 cup of coffee and for some dumb reason (well there were 12 dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts for all the employees) I mindlessly ate half a one - just not even thinking! It got a little stuck, I had to go spit in the bathroom, UGH! I felt so stupid for just reaching for that doughnut! I'm glad the band stopped me. It was such a wake up call to how easily we can overeat without even paying attention.
Its 3pm now, I stopped at Wendy's for chili on the way home - I thought the warmth and protien would be good for me. I can barely eat a half a cup and I'm not hungry or worn down. Its a wonderful thing. I was really hoping after not eating very much yesterday, I might see a change on the scale, but nope - no change again today. I'm at 215 and not even 214 like I was on Thursday. But I'm absolutely, positively NOT complaining about 215 - I'm so very happy to be out of the 220's! I swear I thought it would NEVER happen!
Hope you all are having a cozy day! I'm sitting on the couch in a very soft cardigan, there's a fire in the fireplace, am I'm looking out the window as the rain drizzles on the lake outside. I have a Sugar Cookie candle burning on the coffee table and its wonderful. I love cozy! Have a great day everyone!