Sometimes I'll have half a banana with a spoonful of almond butter for breakfast. This might be on a day when I wake up very early to go to the gym but I'm already hungry. It's just enough to allow me to make it to lunch sometimes.
But if I'm at home and I decide I'll grab a handful of almonds before dinner, it invariably turns into two or three handfuls. Same if I decide to grab a bag of mixed nuts at work. I promise myself I'll have only a few but end up eating the entire 600 calorie bag while still wishing there were more.
And another thing, whenever I go hiking on the weekends my belly gets SOOO FAT it's unbelievable. Same thing happens if I go running. I don't know what causes this. If I just keep it to light walking and weight lifting with a little of this jumping around stuff or sprinting I seem better capable of keeping a smaller belly. On days I go hiking I won't measure myself. It's too depressing.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2