I was able to eat normal at lunch today. I had Mexican. Gosh I love Mexican! I had more than 2 cups of food. At dinner, I met friends at a bar, had one drink and was able to eat a lot of bbq chicken nachos. I'm full - but I'm finding I really can eat much more than just 2 weeks ago. Why is that? I've not lost enough to justify that its fat loss around my organs/stomach itself. I also have felt hunger pangs more often. Its kind of scary to be able to 'over'eat again - much more than just a cup at a time. I think I really need to restrict myself to lots of vegetables and protein. Its so strange and it truly scares me. I've also been able to eat salads (not complaining) its just the volume that scares me a little.
Do I go on liquids for a day? I absolutely do know that the earlier in the day I eat, it almost primes my stomach/band and enables me to eat more at a sitting as the day goes on. If I wait to eat until 11 or 12, I'm more restricted at lunch and end up eating less. Then if I skip an afternoon snack, and go longer without eating, the more restricted I am at dinner. Then as soon as I start to eat, especially since I'm eating slower, I find that I can just keep going without getting terribly uncomfortable. I never get stuck - I know that's a good thing and I'm thankful - but I don't really even get close to that place.
I do know now why I dropped those 3lbs right away and got down to 206 - yep you guessed it! I was PMSing for sure and now that (as Amy put it hilariously) I've paid a visit to the Lady Station - it explains everything. Another note, I've got the Mirena IUD, and I'm not supposed to get my period but every 4 mos or so. I now get it monthly - albeit very light and only for a day or so - perhaps its my eating (or lack of) that's triggered that.