However, I found myself getting hungry around 8 or 9pm. I kept thinking about my challenge, how I don't need a meal this late, I should just have tea.... So I didn't eat anything, but I was hungry and thinking about food constantly just like in my old diet days. Simon comes home from soccer at 9:30, he's hungry, what does he do? He eats! No obsessing or wondering or being afraid. I should mention my husband is what I call 'Mr. 0% Body Fat', he has always been lean & trim, never carried any extra weight, never had to be on a diet, so he doesn't obsess about food like I have my whole life. All of the food in our house is healthy, so he ate when he was hungry. I sat there sort of jealous of him eating chips, dip, and a muffin (all healthy PD versions) when I could have just had something myself.
What I should have done??? Eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full. This is not a diet, it is a lifestyle. I did go to bed kind of hungry, so I had my breakfast very early today and I will eat when I am hungry and not by a clock in the future. Old habits die hard. On to my report from yesterday.
Exercise: Rest Day
Breakfast: Overnight Oats (Old Fashioned oats with a mashed banana soaked in soy milk and vanilla overnight), green tea
Snack: Cranberry Orange muffin (this is a new recipe that I was testing for my December newsletter, sign up on my home page, the recipe will come out in a few weeks - they turned out great!), ginger tea
Dinner: PD Split Pea Soup, served over cooked hulled barley, whole wheat matzo crackers, PD Breakfast Brownie bites. Had a cup of hibiscus tea before bed.
Mindfulness: I think I went a little overboard with this and talked myself out of eating. I also need to be mindful of when I am truly hungry, regardless of what the clock says, and feed my body.
I am ready for the week, feeling great. I have lost a bit of weight, I will report in on that at the 1 week mark. I hope your week is off to a good start.