It's been a few days since my last post, and here I find myself doing yet another steak day. Oops.
The days in between the last one and now have been fine — I've indulged a little bit here and there, but mostly, the weight has been stabilized slightly above my final diet phase weight. I have five days left on maintenance before the two load days (that is, eating whatever I want) I have prior to beginning my next diet phase (excited!), and I hope to make the most of those days staying on track, eating healthfully and in reasonable portions. I think I can handle it.
On Friday I'll be visiting my practitioner to see what is in store for me in the next diet phase. It could be a little different from my first round — the length of time I do it, the amounts of food. I'm interested to see what I'll be prescribed!
The cause of today's steak day was a lovely dinner at a friend's house yesterday. I did have two small slices of pizza for lunch, but I don't think that's what did it. At Katie's I had dinner and a quite indulgent dessert that involved several different types of cupcakes. I probably ate too much bread and too much dessert. Wait, no. I KNOW I did.
And you know what? This morning when I woke up, I felt hungover and it wasn't because of any alcohol — there wasn't any! I believe that I had a food hangover, if you can imagine. Honestly, fasting today feels kind of good, but I will enjoy the big steak (and apple) at the end of the day.
Overall, I still feel very positive about my experience and also feel that I am learning a lot about myself and my relationship to food. If all goes well, I'll be doing the diet phase for a total of six, maybe seven times, and it seems to me that I will have plenty of practice establishing a new set of habits, once and for all.