Yesterday was much better. I was very happy with my food choices overall, and felt in control. My best friend and her girlfriend came over, and had requested fried chicken for dinner. I only had a couple of wings - it didn't tempt me at all. I guess it had something to do with me filling up on healthy food all day.
Today, I am really going to try to be aware of hunger signals. I can go for days at a time without being hungry at all. But yesterday, I had a huge breakfast around 9 a.m. and it was very filling. Well, my class takes lunch at 11 a.m., and that is also what time I usually eat lunch. But instead of eating, I decided to wait until I was hungry. I was trying to see just how long that oatmeal would last me if I let it. I started feeling hungry at around 1 p.m. It was then that I ate my chicken salad. I also had some fruit and crackers for snack at around 3 p.m. I honestly was not hungry at dinnertime last night. I ate 3 small wings while I was entertaining/cooking. I also ate some candy (being honest). But overall, it was a controlled day.
This morning I'm wearing a pair of my new size 24 jeans. Straight out of the dryer, they are a little loose. I can tell a big difference in the way they fit now compared to how they fit when I bought them a couple of weeks ago. TOM is leaving, and I already feel less bloated. I am SERIOUSLY making a goal to get on the elliptical tonight. I still feel sore from my long walk the other day, but I still want to keep my exercise momentum going.