Recognizing this hunger and the cause is enlightening. I don't have an alternative activity. Sleep would be good. Being at home would be good. Neither are options right now. I haven't had this eating response since I came off of OPTIFAST and it's definitely thrown me for a bit of a loop. What kind of alternative activities can I practice when I want to eat because of physical pain?
Along with the bad back comes another stress - I can't work out. Not with this back. In fact, I think the back pain is a cumulative result of a week's worth of jarring my body by doing low-impact aerobics on a cement floor.
The good news - the cushioned floor mats have been ordered. I am hoping they'll be here sometime next week. In the meantime, I get to reduce my eating to accommodate reduced activity and soon as I'm able I will re-start my strength training and walk in the neighborhood (weather permitting).