First, I'd like to give a big hello to my new friend- 185.4! I'm back to losing! And, I can't help but to notice that when I'm drinking lots of diet soda, my weight loss s.l.o.w.s noticibly. I'd think it coincidental, but it's happened several times, and at this point I would consider it predictable. It's not artifical sweetener, because I'm still drinking lots of that... so maybe it's the increased water? Maybe diet soda does make me want real sweets, but I always thought that was because of the artifical sweetener. I don't know. I don't care as long as I'm losing. Eight more pounds until I make an appointment with my surgeon...
I actually took a lunch yesterday... went out with my husband AND his boss AND a colleague of his. It was my first time spending time with them, so I had to be extremely sociable. I can do it, and sometimes I can do it well, but I don't always enjoy it. And with the huge things I'm doing at my own work, it was difficult to switch gears, but probably really good for me to do it. Oh, and I ordered mint chocolate chip ice cream pie for lunch. Yup. I did. I only ate about 1/3 of it... but it was my big chance since there were no kids around. FUN. The whole thing was fun, I really like my husband's new boss, and the group he works with is fantabulous.
Oatmeal (again with fruit and nuts), Fage greek yogurt w/ honey, the Thai chicken and noodles (that I didn't get to yesterday), and some popcorn. Seven hundred calories planned during the day today. Yesterday, I think my calorie total didn't even get to 1200. I over estimated the pie just to be safe. I'm not hungry for breakfast yet, and it's after 9 am. Not sure what's going on... but I like it.