I took it. I just couldn't help myself, I went ahead a recorded the loss of 1.5. Now, Cara, I don't call that a big loss but it surely is bigger than it has been with a measly half pound here and there. I had set myself a goal (when I started) of getting to goal by Christmas of this year and if I do I'll have to lose an average of 3.5 pounds a week from here on out. That ain't gonna happen!! So I've decided not to set anymore goals like that one.
I enjoyed the steak last night. But boy I paid for it all evening. Can you say gastrointestinal discomfort? I think it is really weird how our bodies get used to the healthier stuff and then doesn't like the "yummy" stuff we used to eat.
Thank goodness last night was a peaceful one. No having to get up and go down stairs for anything, just got to sleep for a change.
One of the hardest things I trained myself to do when I started this diet is to slow down my eating. Being a teacher, we only got 30 minutes for lunch and stupid me took the option of cafeteria duty for some extra pay. That meant that I had to scan the lunch cards of the students while they were in line to eat and that usually took between 10-15 minutes. Then I'd eat really quick so I'd have time to go outside and set in my car and have a smoke. (Yea, I'm a smoker :-( and that's something else I have to quit but not while on this diet.) I was noticing the last time I had company that I was always the last one finished with my meal and that was weird, I used to be the first. But slowing down surely helps me not overeat like I used to do. I can remember the horrible feeling of being too full about an hour after finishing a meal and I don't have to put up with that anymore.
Gotta get off my duff and read some blogs so I can get to town for the dreaded grocery shopping.
Have a great day out there!
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