~ I do feel better all around - I noticed a marked improvement in my energy level yesterday, and today I got up on my own at 6:45, felt ok, made breakfast and coffee, and wasn't rushed for a change. Most days, I can barely manage to drag my ass out of bed, and feel like crap.
~Even if the scale reads the same, I am definitely less bloated. My jeans fit better, and I don't feel chunky for a change.
~I have a long history of severe hypoglycemia, I was hospitalized several times from 5th grade to 7th grade while they tried to figure out what was wrong. I was taken off sugar completely then, and it was a health thing, not a weight thing (I was actually clinically anorexic at the time, I put half and half on my cereal in an attempt to gain weight!). This experiment is not only about weight for me, it's a health thing, too. It's about feeling better, more energetic, happier, and more patient with the kids and life in general. Do I feel these things so far?
Well, yeah! So I'm trying to regroup this morning and focus on that, and not that I didn't lose a pound. It's going to be a very stressful week, with a lot of not so great stuff going on within my family, and I need to feel good and NOT emotionally eat!
I do think my calories may have been too low last night. I woke up at 2 am starving, and got up to have a rice cake and a few slices of ham. Then I woke up this morning, ravenous again! I had 2 slices of bacon, whole grain toast, and coffee with half and half and agave. I tried to do no sweetener, I really did! But I needed a little something. I stopped a the store this morning and bought some of the good heavy cream, so we'll see if that diminishes my need for sugar!
(I just went and poured myself a cup of coffee with the heavy cream. Wow, it's really good! I still needed a tiny amount of agave - maybe only a psychological need?- but nevertheless, I think this is going to be the key!)