I don't usually post twice in one day - but this observation bears mentioning! I wrote earlier how I ate that scone that somehow mysteriously popped into my hand...and well, for the first time in a while, I'm feeling that gnawing hunger that comes from what I call a "sugar crash & burn". You know, when you eat a sugary item and you feel good for a time and then all of a sudden your glucose level plummets and you feel outrageously hungry (so you often will eat yet more sugar and the cycle begins!)
Since I've been avoiding sugar and noshing on whole grains and other fiber-rich foods, I haven't really felt hungry. It's more of a feeling like my body needs re-fueling for energy - which leads me to crave better-for-me foods. (Like when I said I needed a salad yesterday - I meant that!) And I had one for lunch and enjoyed it as much as a Micky D combo.
Speaking of which...last night I picked up hubby around 8:30 and he hadn't eaten so he swung through the drive-thru at the Golden Arches and ordered a Big Mac and Fries. Grandson was in the car so we got him a small hamburger because he started frantically waving his arms and doing the "gimme" dance when he saw where we were. (We train them well, don't we? Only 2 and he knows McDonald's!) So I had to hold the bag for hubby all the way home and smell the tantalizing smells as I broke the small burger into manageable pieces for grand baby!! He wouldn't wait till we got home. ARGHH!! Proud to say I didn't eat a single bite (except the pickle - he hates pickles and I figured it was a vegetable of sorts...) That was a big hurdle for me!
So now if I can get through this fake hunger thing - I think I'll make it till lunch!