7:30 AM: Coffee. Then some leftovers from Pollo Tropical - about 1/3 of a small Tropichop with chicken, black beans, brown rice, onions, and salsa. Yeah. At 7:30 AM. My husband thinks I'm weird because I eat that sort of thing in the morning, but I LIKE leftovers for breakfast. (Side note: does anyone else find it bizarre to order a small fast food meal and have LEFTOVERS? I used to eat the LARGE Tropichop...PLUS a side of fried yucca.)
11:00 AM: 1/2 of a scooped out pumpernickel bagel with a shmear of light cream cheese. There are always bagels at work on Fridays and my stomach was grumbling away.
1:00 PM: They brought lunch in at work for a meeting. It was from my favorite Jamaican restaurant - jerk chicken, steamed cabbage, rice and peas, coco bread, plantains. My plate had about 1/4 of the food of pretty much everyone else, but I did have a little of everything. Yep, even the coco bread. It went down fine.
5:00 PM: My "real" lunch break time and I was hungry again. I went to the Fresh Market and got some shrimp sushi. I ate about half, but peeled off most of the rice, so pretty much spicy shrimp salad and cucumber. I also went for a short walk, 1/2 mile.
(I wanted to walk to the ice cream shop. But I didn't.)
It is now 7:25 PM and I'm hungry again. I don't even know if it is head hunger or real hunger but it would be ridiculous to even consider eating anything else right now. I know I've had PLENTY. I am at work for another 30 minutes and by the time I get home at 9:00-ish, I will want dinner.
I went from having practically zero appetite to feeling like I am starving. I don't get it. I've eaten protein. I've eaten real food. I've had plenty of water. I don't understand my band sometimes. I want the scale to move and if I keep eating 5 meals a day, it ain't gonna happen.
I figured that writing this all down might be better than having a snack. So thanks for listening. I'm off to get another glass of water.