Friday, August 28, 2015

Fallout from yesterday

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.


  1. I used to feel the same way, I would leave a restaurant and would still feel hungry. I've since learned that feeling wasn't hunger, but rather my body was craving sugar. Since I gave up sugar that feeling isn't there and when I've had too much to eat it feel different now.

  2. FogDog - Well, I've gone off of sugar for longer periods of time now - about 2 months for the first time, and going on a month for the second time. Sadly, it hasn't appreciably fixed this issue. Pretty much 24x7 I'm "hungry". I'm with you in that I think that the feeling isn't hunger, but while I am 100% sure that I have a sugar problem and I tend to eat too much too often, I don't think that my "hunger" issues stem from sugar.

    Not to say that I'm going BACK to sugar - I'm not. Too many calories for no value. But I do need to figure out what it is that my body is craving. Hopefully someday I'll find it. That would be nice.

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