Whole lotta journalling going on around here. If you're reading this, I'd really appreciate if you'd post on my journal. It would be great to get to know some people and share support.
Yesterday went well. I had cereal at breakfast and a fruit at lunch...otherwise protein, veggies, milk, my daily fudgicle, and my 15 nuts. There was some candy outside of my office, and I really didn't feel the tug to eat it. It was only 2 weeks ago that I was eating whatever was there compulsively.
Maybe some day I'll be able to eat small amounts of sweet occasionally, but right now there's a huge burden lifted not eating them at all.
My one problem area is still night time eating. With the hypoglycemia, it doesn't work for me to eat just 3 meals, morning and afternoon snacks. I've been having 1 morning snack, and 2 small afternoon snacks, which works better for me than 1 larger snack. Typical is nuts mid-afternoon and a string cheese late afternoon. I also have evening snacks. Too many evenings, it's been 2 evening snacks, or one large one. Last night, it was a glass of skim milk and 3 laughing cows. I want to cut that in about half, but I'm not inclined to stop all eating after dinner, especially not on nights when I eat with my stepson, and dinner is done around 6:30.
Then, I'll have 3 meals and 4 snacks (morning, 2 afternoon, and 1 evening). I'm willing to have the weight loss go more slowly, in order to eat this often. Please don't tell me I'm bad or wrong for doing this.
Does anyone else eat more often than 5 times a day?
If hunger isn't the problem, food isn't the solution