Finally! Somehow, being so full messes with my hunger signals. I tried to walk off the fullness Thursday night, went with Miss Doggbutt to the park to watch dodgeball. Three miles round trip, still stuffed. Friday morning, I still wasn’t hungry, but I ate a bagel because I was going for a huge hike, didn’t want to pack lunch. Nothing like a long slow hike to clear the digestive system, usually, but not this time. I go about 7 miles, slow uphill, disturbingly steep downhill, took me almost 4 hours. I stopped and took some pictures of the fog rolling in, loitered, relaxed. I had fruit and pistachios for snacks, still didn’t get really hungry. Sometimes I actually felt hunger pangs, but still felt as if my stomach was full. I did have a bowl of pasta, and later salad and popcorn and watermelon and a grapefruit. Sometimes I just feel like eating.
This morning, I’m hungry. I ate a small breakfast, will have a bigger lunch (burrito, yum). That way I’ll make it 7 hours until my landlord’s barbecue, which I haven’t decided whether I’m participating or not. Might as well, he’ll have the grill going. I am skipping the gym today, rare for a Saturday morning, and biking across town to go for a few hour hike in the big park across town. Unlike yesterday, it won’t be on the steep side of a mountain, just low rolling hills. A nice break for me, to congratulate me on 20 pounds lost.
Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend