I am going to try having some instant cream of wheat every morning before my walk.
Since the pain stops after eating, I am going to see if it is hunger.
I added a mini-bagel with a smear of Peanut Butter - about 300 calories total.
Also a minimum of 12 oz of warm water *yes, I like hot water*
This week has been very interesting indeed - not my *ideal* eating week but let's let the numbers speak for themselves, shall we?
10/31 - 116.3 - I ate 1649 calories and had a deficit of -182
11/1 - 116.4 - I ate 1925 calories and was over by +252
11/2 - 115.5 - I ate 2084 calories and was over by +261
11/3 - 116.8 - I ate 1736 calories and was over by +177
11/4 - 116.6 - I ate 1593 calories and was over by +25
11/5 - 115.8 - I ate 1918 calories and was over by +191 *gave blood today* don't count on blood day since I must make up for the missing pint of blood, good guesstimate though.
11/6 - 116.4 - not bad since I was up on my sodium quite a bit - 3073+ on sodium yesterday.
I think this might mean that I am settling in at my ideal weight?? I really don't know as all of this is like some great science fair project/experiment but I am winning! But it is interesting that while going over on my calories (as per calorie differential) I am still maintaining.
On another note, I have tried Silk Almond-Milk and for the first time in 44 years, I ate cereal with *milk* - wow! No wonder people like milk with their cereal!!
Due to all milk tasting sour to me, I haven't been able to use any milk in my dry cereals - so I eat them dry and drink water on the side. I bought the Silk Almond-Milk with a coupon for $2 off and got brave finally 2 nights ago and put 1/2 cup in with a cup of cereal. Yum. Last night I went "whole-hog" and used a full cup! I gotta say, I liked it!
Now to ask a question: I have been sucking in my gut for most of my 58 years - it is habit now. But I have discovered that sometimes I get pain! Is it possible to suck your gut too much? I generally am also walking before eating when I experience this and chalked it up to hunger. Is this possible? It does go away after I eat.