This afternoon we went to a graduation party for a friend of my husband. Mark got his Master's in Public Health (go Mark!) and hosted a party with homemade lasagne (complete with homemade pasta), salad, homemade sourdough baguettes (!) and red velvet cake.
I knew about the lasagne in advance, and also knowing that Mark is a wonderful cook, I ate fairly light today - my regular breakfast of Fage with 2 cups of blueberries and some Kashi Golean Crunch cereal, and a protein shake for lunch - total of about 600 calories. So, in keeping with my goal of 1,200 calories total for today, I had room for *some* lasagne. The pieces they cut weren't huge, but I still cut one in half, took one small slice of bread (no butter) and lots of salad. Let me just say that the lasagne was amazing...and I make a good lasagne, myself! I savored every bite! The bread was great as well, and I even went back for more salad. The cream cheese frosting on the cake was tempting, but I resisted. I drank plenty of water and left the party a few hours later happy that I had controlled myself, yet still partook of the good eats.
Cut to a couple of hours later, and my stomach is growling. I drink 16 oz. of water. Stomach still growls - another 16 oz. of water. Now I'm sloshy and hungry! I chew the heck out of two pieces of Trident Minty Sweet Twist gum. Now I'm sloshy, my jaw is tired...and I'm still hungry! You know, I could have had a lot more food for those approximately 600 calories of lasagne and bread (the salad calories were negligble) and NOT be this darn hungry!
I feel like I did this to myself and unless I want to up my caloric intake for the day, I'm stuck. And no, I do not want to up my intake...the early stats on the Bodybugg are showing me that on days where I'm not exercising, I don't burn a ton of calories, so I have to be cautious in order to lose weight. Hmmm, I do believe I have answered my question...unfortunately, it was not worth it.