Loumomoffour-Snacking was definitely a problem of mind. I felt like I used to snack because I had nothing else to do. I don't have a ton of hobbies or things I do to keep busy so I'd usually turn to food. I used to paint my nails so I couldn't eat and by the time they dried I forgot that that was my plan. I've also found drinking tea helps. I'm putting something in my mouth it's just calorie free and healthy!
kaarin - wine has been a big part of my diet and I'm almost down 50 pounds so if it fits I wouldn't worry about it. I do try and limit myself to one glass so I don't want to snack later. I am a big believer in not excluding things from your diet that you love as I constantly fear I'm just going to have a giant binge later.
merstopher- I hope your date went well and you enjoyed yourself and didn't worry too much about food choices. Buffets are something I avoid now, mainly because I can't get my moneys worth anymore!! Is there anyway you can try and make healthier food choices. Maybe you can go in with a plan and only eat whats on it. Certainly easier said than done.
I'm really excited that over the last week I've lost 1.5 pounds while averaging 1684 calories a day. It makes me really happy that I don't have to sacrafice calories as long as I'm walking at least 50 minutes a day and doing 3- 25 minute cardio sessions a week. I think this should be sustainable. Though I'll be happy losing half that.