Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. Yes, I think the portion concept is key when it comes to cereal. Oatmeal at night is a comfort food for me, but I'll have to watch portions and plan for it better.
I like the idea of custardy oatmeal with egg whites added. That sounds lovely! The TVP addition, however, won't work, as I just don't like soy and I'm not sure if it's gluten free.
I know better than to eat carb-heavy, as it keeps me hungry and it ramps up my kidneys. It also makes me very sleepy, which is why protein in the morning is imperative for me. Most of the high protein cereals are not gluten free, so my breakfasts are usually eggs and gluten free toast.
I'm a bit shy about opening my tracker to others, will think about that option. I'll have to figure out how to do that (after I figure out how to log my activity minutes. I'm not too computer savvy.)
Portion control is critical, and I do think about that with everything I eat, unless I give myself permission to relax about it sometimes.
I appreciate your replies and advice!
One day at a time...