Sticking my head back in here...hey girls! I've been very busy with work and life lately so I haven't been online for much of anything beyond my job. But it's the weekend and I have no plans at the moment. So...
I have been doing better at controlling the overeating in the evenings. My weight is starting to come down again. Yesterday was a bit of a fun day that involved food and overeating, but not too badly. I ate till I was totally stuffed at a Vietnamese restaurant. Had loads of vegetables. For some reason, everyone at the table who didn't want to eat their bok choy and broccoli gave it to me. And I ate it all! I was really too full. But it was a social gathering with people from work and I was mindlessly eating.
And of course, since it was Asian food, after I left the restaurant, I was hungry just two hours later! I didn't have any rice or carby sauces with my food, so I didn't think I'd be hungry again. But as I look back, it wasn't about physical hunger. I had fun at the restaurant with all my friends and it ended and I still wanted to have fun! I felt lonely. And when I feel lonely, I eat when I'm not hungry.
I went to my son's football game in the evening. Didn't really know anyone who was in the stands. I went there alone. My son hung out with friends after the game, so I came home alone. I still wasn't physically hungry from lunch, but I was emotionally hungry. So I went on a nibbling tour of the refrigerator. In the end I went over on TDEE calories for the day by 280 calories. My boys didn't come home till 11, so once they were home, I was done nibbling and finally went to bed.
I need to figure all this out before my sons move out. Otherwise I will have problems!