As you regulars know, I have had trouble with my food since my last fill in March. I think I might have finally got things under control... that and I think my band has loosened slightly. I'm able to eat smaller portions of "normal" foods. When I say normal I mean things that don't have the consistency of diarrhoea.. (sorry for the visual!!). Last night I went out for dinner and I had a small size (didn't even consider going regular!) of a lovely grilled atlantic salmon (one of the only protein foods that I feel comfortable eating at the moment), seved on a bed of sushi rice and greens. I had the whole piece of fish (was devine) 1 sushi roll which I ate with the fish, and not on its own.. and a couple of mouthfuls of this devine rocket, feta, pear and walnut salad. I felt great, full... not ready PB and really pleased with myself. I even skipped the bread platter they brought out at the start cos I knew it would be all over red rover for me if I attempted bread (as delish as it did look!)
Today for lunch I chose Risotto balls. There really wasn't anything else that I thought was really appropriate... If they had soup I would have had that... and I wasn't prepared to try a salad with only 30mins of eating time... although I was tempted - If it had been a longer lunch with time to mull over the salad and drink a glass of sav blanc then I may have considered. There were 4 of these risotto balls, probably each the size of a golf ball each with chicken and cheese inside. I had 2 over half an hour and was full, good full not bad full... and I knew that if I'd had any more then it would have been a disaster..
I am learning... it's only taken me 1 year and 2 months!! Tonight I'm going out for dinner with a friend, and I'm thinking Italian.. or Thai.. but I'm craving soup... like a hot laksa or hot and sour soup... no noodles, just cruchy veges that I'll probably PB up... Maybe a risotto.. but I don't like the carb overload at night... hrmmmm decisions decisions...
What do you have when you go out for a meal?? Does going out intimidate you? I think about going out for dinner for at least 1 hour, trying to figure out where to go and what to eat. If I'm going with other half then I usually just share his... EASY! But when I'm out by myself or with girl friends I always get the comment... you're not eating much these days... ARGH!
I have a Surgeons appointment on 6th May. I would love to be below 88.6kg as this would mean that I have lost 20kg since my surgery... that's 1.1kg to go in just under 2 weeks... definitely doable!