I wrote yesterday morning about how things hadn't changed too much since Saturday's un-fill, restriction wise. As if on cue, hunger made a reappearance yesterday afternoon with a vengeance.
It scares me. I'm surprised how much it scares me. I knew I hadn't really been hungry for a good long time, but I've never really thought too much about how that factors into restriction and feeling in control with food. Plus it is pretty easy to keep the calories down when I don't need afternoon snacks.
Did I mention I promised to take my kids to Izzy's tonight for dinner? You know Izzy's? Binge-central. All-you-can-eat pizza and carbs and soda and dessert? I've only eaten there once since being banded and I couldn't eat much. It wasn't a big deal. It was interesting to watch the morbidly obese people eat and eat and eat. And now I'm hungry and I probably don't have much restriction and I'm going to Izzy's. Yep, I'm afraid all right.
I went grocery shopping last night and bought snacks for myself. I stocked my desk drawer and office refrigerator with Fiber One bars and string cheese and nuts. I packed a light lunch so I could factor both a snack and a trip to Izzy's into a moderate calorie day.
Realistically I'm probably not going to lose any weight until I get another fill. I know I'm going to need snacks and that will add an extra 100 - 250 calories per day to my food plan. I probably won't see the 160's for another two to four weeks.
So close yet so far.