however, having said that, today it was just not happening. today is a liquid fast day, but I've been feeling overwhelmed and stressed and down, and when that happened in the past, out came the comfort food.
so today I made it on water only until 4pm and then just decided it wasn't going to happen. but rather than mess up my fasting day entirely, I decided to have a special K breakfast sandwich, which is only 180 calories. it tasted good (probably mostly because I haven't eaten since 7pm yesterday) and it filled that "comfort food void". I'm working on not feeling guilty about it, because I still had that 500 calories to fall back on if I needed to, and today I needed to. I'm trying to see this as a success because I didn't have the cake at the office, or the glass of wine that's calling my name, or the pasta in the cupboard. I still have several hours left in the day, but I'm determined to stay under 500 for the day so my scale is nice to me tomorrow.