Today was rough. The nutritionist I was working with had me eating 3 meals plus 2 snacks a day. My stomach was used to never being very empty. I had my morning shake in the morning like usual, around 6:30 (1 cup soymilk, 2 scoops Total Soy protein powder, and 1/2 cup of strawberries). When I got to work, I had my daily cup of half caff coffee with a little amaretto creamer. By 10am I was HUNGRY. I had a cup of chicken broth made from bullion, and that lasted me until 11. So I had a cup of tea. It was a struggle to wait till noon to have lunch. The lunch shake consisted of 1 cup soymilk and 2 scoops protein powder. It didn't do the trick, so I had some of the sugar free jello I had brought along. The afternoon lasted FOREVER. I had another cup of chicken broth and tons of water to keep the hunger pains away. By the time I left work, I was in a mood. That mood got worse when my kids weren't listening while getting ready for karate. I listened to my stomach growl during the entire lesson and counted down the minutes til it was time for my dinner shake. When we left karate, I warned the boys this cranky mommy was their new mommy since I was so hungry. Luigi burst into tears. To lighten the mood I told Luigi I was so hungry I was going to eat his fingers because they looked like delicious little sausages. Mario was laughing hysterically, but it made Luigi cry even harder. Poor guy was tired and too sensitive to deal with a cranky mom. The evening got better after mama had her shake (another cup of soymilk and 2 scoops protein powder).
Hopefully the first day was the hardest and it gets easier from here.