Definitely it is challenging sometimes to find that right mix so you are a healthy weight, not hungry, and not sluggy. It's great that you're working on it!
We all have different metabolisms and activity levels so a key seems to be to weight yourself at least once a week. That way you're aware of trends when they are beginning, and can adjust for them before they go too far.
It sounds like you want to lose a little weight, but not go overboard. Which is great! I think your changes like avoiding the potatoes will help. Do that for a week and see if the needle starts to slide down a bit. Your aim is for slow, gradual loss, so you can taper off as you approach your target weight.
OK you guys wondered if I could ever get sick of very veggie. Since I've been sick I just haven't wanted any. Having cheddar and Triscuits. It's the only thing that seemed appetizing to me. What are you guys having?
Trader Joes has a great kim-chi (I am sure I spelled that wrong) so I will eat that with some edamame and an apple of something to negate the spice. I was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as an adult, so I am always looking for low-carb ideas so I don't have to take too much insulin - I hate getting really low blood sugar which happens to me a lot if I take a bigger shot to balance out the carbs!
Oh, & Lisa I loved your post about brussel sprouts and a glass of wine! I am so glad it is brussel sprout season, they are my favorite!!!