so i did pretty well yesterday. my goal was to not eat until 6pm. i drank lots ... water, tea, crystal light. i went on a walk early in the morning for 30 minutes and then on another walk in the afternoon for 30 minutes. when i got back from the walk at about 4:45pm, i was really sleepy-tired. by 5pm, i was in one of those dazed-in-a-trance states and i just sat on the couch.
a little after 5pm, i got off the couch, went into the kitchen and ate some chips and cheese dip. then i ate dinner with the family at 6:30pm - we ate this ham-green olive-swiss cheese salad and some breadsticks and cheese hotdogs. i had mostly salad with 3 small breadsticks and one hot-dog. i then ate some almond roca candy. i was satisfied and it was just before 7pm.
then about 90 minutes passes and all during that time, i'm feeling fine. but right at 8:30pm, after the kids and i have been watching lotr:fotr, i get this itch. there is no better way to describe it. it's an itch to eat something. now, i would normally drink a lot of water or tea, but at 8:30pm at night, i really worry about having to pee at 1am in the middle of my sleep. i've got to do something about at 8:30pm itch.
some potential solutions:
- drink tea; but maybe not in such a big cup ... and drink it while playing chess or doing tactics
- listen to music
the bottom line is i've got to just eat a simple dinner and then be done until 6pm the next day.
i'll see how tonight goes. i think i'm going to try the smaller portion of hot tea if i get that itch.