I am doing pretty well on this slim-fast thing. Even yesterday I managed to have one shake for breakfast. Lunch was PBJ, but I just had the one sandwich. It's still difficult to maintain portion sizes, and to resist snacking in between mealtimes. Midmorning is the worst, I tend to run out of things to do work-wise around then, and the draw to just go take a break and have a snack is especially strong.
Random interjection - the guy I work with just got some chemical on his finger or something and he stuck it in his mouth BEFORE he rinsed it off. Stupid.
Anyway, here's another difficulty.. apparently the floor scales where I work.. they suck. I went to the doctor last week for a shoulder problem, and the scale there said I weigh 219. The next morning at work, the floor scale said 228. Now I KNOW I didn't gain 9 pounds overnight, and that's a bit more than I'd give myself credit for due to the weight of my boots, radio, etc. So I want to invest in a scale. The problem is that they don't tend to last long, and also we don't really have a place to put one without having to get it out of the cupboard every time I want to weigh myself. Still, it might be a nice way to track my weight, if I put a piece of paper on the wall and record it every time I weigh myself. I can see a bit better how quickly I'm losing, or even if I'm losing at all, and maybe give me a little more motivation to exercise. We'll see what I can work out. :)