Well, I guess it's not so much that I'm hungry, because technically, the protein shakes do keep me "full." But, I just want food! Haha!
I cook meals all day long for my kids, my parents, and my husband. For example, this morning, I made my parents breakfast, my daughters lunch and a snack and will be making all of us dinner in a little while. It's hard saying no to food all day long.
Today, at my daughters preschool it was a classmate's birthday so we got a piece of cake. I had to carry that piece of cake for a half mile down hill, because my daughter wanted to share with her sister. Yes, that's so sweet of her, but ugh, I had to carry, and not even taste a very delicious smelling piece of cake! And then to top it off, we get to my other daughter's school and guess who has to carry a box filled with The World's Finest Chocolate!
I walked 3 miles this week already. I walk with a dawdling 5 year old and a short 3 year old, so we don't walk very fast. Every time they see a dandelion or stick or need a drink of water, we stop. But our little neighborhood is hilly, so there is that. Either way, I am being active and walking. Yay me!
So, the best part of this whole situation is that my husband has joined me on this journey. Actually, he is much better at it than me. For last nights dinner I made us each a chicken breast and a side of broccoli. I gobbled all of mine up and even ate my daughters leftover bites of broccoli. But not my husband, he left a quarter of his dinner to have for lunch tomorrow. Psht! Whatever. So, us dieting together has created more work for me, but is so much better for the both of us. Every night after I make dinner for our family of 6, eat dinner, force my kids to eat their dinner and clean up after dinner. Then my husband comes home, I boil a couple hard boiled eggs for our nighttime snack and make a few chicken tenders for our lunch the next day.
Bottom line: I'm glad my husband's supporting me by joining me. (Even though he'll probably lose more weight faster than me. Stupid men!) :)