I want to thank you all for your prayers. I'm telling you all, this is day 5 of my diet and it's going really well. I put on a pair of jeans last night and had to wear a belt... NO LIE. I've been combating hunger with drinking lots of water. It also gives me less headaches (from the disuse of caffeine a.k.a. diet coke) and it just makes me feel better to drink lots of water. I've had more energy this week like no other!
I also have noticed that my lunches are much more appropriate. In the past my lunches were around 1,500- 2,000 calories a day. I've dropped that to around 800 and I'm not so sluggish and tired in the afternoon. I do make sure I eat right at 5pm because I'm hungary as HECK and because I don't want to eat anything after 6pm. I've been running twice and i have an indoor bike that I ride. The first day of my diet I consumed just over 4,000 cal, but every day since then i've been under 3,000.
JUST A SUGGESTION-- I heard about this from a colleague and tried it one day and it worked:
Fry up 6 eggs in a skillet - NO salt or pepper (or use very little) and eat them. You won't be hungray for over 6 hours.
...and on that day when my strength is failing, the end draws near and my times has come, still my soul will sing Your praise unending, ten thousand years and then forevermore!