Gabe called this morning... instant Happy Feeling! Woo hoo! He sounded so good, there was a lot of laughing and joking around. When his time was up he hung up, went to the back of the line and called back a short while later. The best news was... he no longer gets around in a HMVEE... His bigger and better 'ride' arrived and now he has more protection on all sides.
So naturally that put me in high spirits, and high spirits triggered... CRAVINGS! Now I'm not talking mild craving, this were the nagging, insatiable worse than pre natal cravings! Breakfast consisted of coffee, half of a left over carnitas burrito with pico de gallo, 2 bbq chicken wings, 6 smoked oysters, a glass of orange juice, more coffee, and finally a small snack sized Hersey chocolate bar which instantly sated my cravings. Too bad I didn't start with the chocolate, I'd probably have been happy with just that. Instead I loaded myself down with calories before I found the one thing I really craved.
The lesson learned here is: always start with chocolate. In fact, I have concluded that if I were to start my day with chocolate my appetite would possibly be so satisfied that I wouldn't be hungry for the rest of the day. I see a lot of weight-loss potential here. At the very least this deserves some further investigation. I shall begin immediately.