First the good news: the 11-day ToM-that-never-ends is officially over! This morning I was almost back down to my low of last week, which means I'm dropping some of the annoying sloshy water weight.
The bad news: Yesterday I realized that I had no actual clue how many carbs or calories I was eating in a day, so I signed up on fitday and logged my food. I don't have the exact numbers with me (fitday won't load on our slow network at work), but the total calories was somewhere around 2500 and the carbs were around 130. I can probably maintain perfectly well at that level, but I definitely do better losing weight when I lower my carbs. And that's just more calories than I need.
Of course, now that I know the problem, I can come up with a plan to fix it.
1. Restrict honey to 1/2 tbsp per day (~32 calories and 8.5 carbs). Yesterday I had 1.5 tbsp, which is 96 calories and 25.5 carbs.
2. Restrict starchy veggies, like green peas, and sweet fruit, like apples. I'm not giving either up entirely (I've done that before, but I hated it), but I don't need to have both every day. Yesterday I had more than 50 carbs from peas and an apple. If I had had zucchini and strawberries instead, that would have been closer to 15.
3. Don't eat lunch unless/until I'm actually hungry for lunch. I generally eat lunch at work because that's what I always do, or because I'm bored and want the break. Hunger doesn't factor into my decision, and it should.
So there's my plan. Let's see how well I stick to it!