Well, I didn't eat much yesterday other than lunch. I had a yogurt smoothie in the evening, but that was it.
This morning I weighed again. I was down .4. I'm quite happy with that.
I can do this. I can go out - EVERY SO OFTEN - without any ill effects. But - and here's what I think is the key - it has to be the rare exception, and not the rule. And when I go, I have to keep within the realm of what a normal human being should eat.
Here is part of my problem: I think that the little sensor in my stomach - whatever it is that tells the brain that you're full - is broken. I left lunch yesterday, after eating too much food, and I still felt hungry. In the past, I'd stop when I was feeling uncomfortable - I could feel the physical fullness to where it hurt - and I would still feel hungry.
So I need to pay meticulous attention to what I eat. If I pay attention, don't go too nuts, and only do this occasionally, then everything is going to be all right.
That's the theory. We'll see how practice goes.