I am back down to 194 this morning.
Trish, I allow for an 8 hr eating window, but sometimes it's less, sometimes more. I do try not to eat anything after dinner, around 5PM and go as long as I can for my first meal of the day. Yesterday DH was going to the car cruise so I had to make something fast. I made some sauce and cooked frozen meat ravioli. I ate 3 of them and had 3 meatballs with it to add more protein. It was more carbs than my plan, but I still lost weight, probably because my total calories were down. I must not have had enough dinner, because I was really hungry at bedtime, so I cooked a scrambled egg. I lost weight in spite of it, but BS was 132, even though the egg was protein. I can't eat ANYTHING before bed without raisinig BS.
When I eat baked/barbeque beans, I rinse the sauce off. They still retain the flavor of the sauce they are cooked in, but it removes a lot of the sugary sauce.
Shannon, it's too bad you can't go back and recoup from the painter. Maybe you should have agreed to half up front and the other half after inspection. I would definately report him to the Better Business Bureau. Most people want a house to be in move-in condition. Some will buy a house for a lower price so they can choose carpet, paint colors, counter tops as long as no major repair work is needed. It's all in finding the right buyer. I hope it sells quickly for you.