I've made some real progress this last week.
Work this weekend wasn't nearly as bad as it used to be. I shuffled (pretty literally) at 3am to work, and having already drank some water and eaten a PB sandwich (what else do you have time to make at 2:48am?), I didn't have that overwhelming mouth watering sensation that I used to get on approaching the bakery. I was able to avoid eating anything this weekend that took the form of chocolate, sugar, cookies, donuts, or otherwise. There were some close calls, where I actually stared at the chocolate for a few seconds, but I overcame. Go me!
Eating at home has worked out also. I've stuck with an almost nearly protein diet except for yesterday, where I actually needed some carbs because of work that I was doing to fix some smoke damage. Basically, I used an unfamiliar microwave on a chicken patty, and the thing was nuked. The microwave smells bad and smoke got everywhere, into a bunch of clothes that were out there, as well as the carpet and curtains...it was bad. I've spent about ten hours wiping everything down, throwing stuff out, moving stuff around. The smoke smell is just about gone now. Problem with this whole mess is that I've been banned from cooking...so...I don't know, I suppose I'll be eating a lot of canned tuna since I can't be trusted with a toaster after this.
I've also defeated soda, and graduated from flavored water to tap water. Now losing weight is even cheaper, and soda won't be holding back my efforts!
I've gone from 192 to 188.
My 36's sag something horribly, but the 34's are still tight. Core workouts would fix the 34's tightness, but that's not the goal. The goal is and always was to get into 32's comfortably, and that occurs at about 170-165 pounds for me. I've considered working out, but my workouts typically add muscle mass. Having things fit better is nice, but I respond better to seeing actual numbers. For the time being, I don't plan on working out while I continue to work on keeping with good nutrition.