KeeryK- thank you. That gives me a real boost. And I have been inspired by others in their journals; it is nice to know I am passing it on.
I am finding this 'waiting until I am hungry' a little annoying. I was hungry for sure in the morning, but waiting for lunch, because if I ate some breakfast, then I wouldn't be hungry for lunch again. Grump! Then I was so full after lunch (not through over eating, just through noticing that I was completely physically satisfied, even though I had Mind Hunger) that I felt a little sad, realizing there would be no beef stew. Luckily, after the gym, I got hungry again, and since I was going to be staying up late for child-shuttling, I jumped on that hunger and had my beef stew!
Still, I am coming to the slow and sad realization that True Hunger means Delayed Gratification. This is not one of my strong points. Guess I'll have to make it one. I did manage to restrain myself to 2 tablespoons of rice at my lunch. A victory. You may recall that I decided that either the rice or the creme brulee had to go. Half a cup down to two tablespoons is a step in the right direction. It meant only two pieces of a roll, which looked rather lonely on the plate.
Today I will be planning my food for the weekend, with an eye to this new concept of eating when I have True Hunger. I will be out for three days at an anime convention with Middlest and four of her friends, chaperoning. This means a combination of hotel food and snacks for me to bring along. I don't want to bring too many, and have food that I can't eat because I am NOT HUNGRY (!) staring me in the face, but I don't want to eat a lot of expensive restaurant food, either. A tricky middle ground to tread.
This was yesterday:
Up at 6:15
12:00 2 plates of sashimi
1 piece chicken teriyaki
1/2C seaweed salad
1/2C creme brulee
8:30 1C canteloupe, blueberries, and honeydew
2C beef stew with
sweet potato, tomatoes, pearl onions, coconut oil
2 squares dark chocolate (8gC)
Water: 11 glasses
Bed at 10:00
Tomorrow I weigh in and take my measurements. It will mark five months of being (mostly) primal. Yay!