So ends another week of dieting. The scale showed 190 pounds, so I'm the same as last week.
That's not so bad consider I jacked up my intake to 1600 calories. It is interesting though. Last week I tried so hard to eat so little, I ate only very filling foods, and basically during mealtime. So now, that I'm eating twice as much, I have a hard time figuring out what to eat! Anyway, eating bagels with a little margerine, or microwave popcorn, or more oranges, and the like help me hit my limit.
It's amazing. I basically try to eat meal-foods as opposed to snack-foods when I get hungry. And, being full, I no longer desire the snacks. There is a bit of desire to eat some snack-foods, at some point, regardless of when. But, one day a week takes care of that.
As for my scale. I tried an idea someone gave me to put it on a board. I used a shelf of a bookcase that I wasn't using, and now the reading are mostly consistent. So far, once, I got on the scale a few times in a row and got varying readings. All the other times I've tested it, I've found them to be consistent.
So, next week I'll probably stick to 1600 calories again. I ought to lose next week, now that the transition period is over. I *should* be burning more than that a day. But, then again, I may need to ride my excercise bike more diligently.