Anyway, today I have had veggies. and I will probably have fruit before bed. I think it is helping with the fullness since the veggies seem to expand after they get in there... I am eating slowly and listening for the soft stop, as the fairy bandmother told me in her book.
My calories are staying between 1200 and 1400, and according to my fitbit I am burning over 2000 every day. I have been keeping my steps up. Last night, after work, I had only walked 6000 steps, so I invited V to go on a walk with me before dinner. (I gave him that choice of that, or I could go to the rec center. He chose the walk. Good man. ) We walked about 3000 steps, which is a kick-*$$ walk for me, let me tell you! It was fun too, we walked in an open space park near my house. I was doing great until I saw a sign like this:
|I was fine till I saw the sign...|
No, it's not the exact sign, I didn't stop long enough to take a picture. I saw the sign and was suddenly ready to walk at a good pace all the way back to the car. Didn't need a rest, not me! Of course it was bright daylight and we were talking so we probably weren't in any danger but.... yikes! I was brought up on the east coast, where we dun keeled off all the varmints long time ago...
I love Colorado though, really. The mountain views in particular! I don't miss back east, just every once in a while the differences in life out here give me pause...
I didn't go to the rec center again today. But I walked over 8000 steps so that is going to have to be good enough. I went to the store and then I thought I was going to have to log into work, so I'm already comfortable!
Anyway I wanted to thank y'all for the words of encouragement I got about Bandster Hell. I think I am getting into that stage. It's almost encouraging (when I'm not worrying about how much I feel like eating) because it means I'm healing! But I'm just showing up and working it... 5/6 small meals, no sugar, no floury carbs, drink my water separate from my meals, walk walk walk.... very different than my life was just over a month ago. Very very different. Protein bars instead of Hostess when I have a craving.
I can do this, which is so weird. But really good.