Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Normal eating? What exactly is this?

I don't know about the rest of you bandits out there, but I constantly struggle to define what normal eating is. But I think that as each of us are different, then what is considered "normal" should also be different!

Last night I had a mini quiche lorraine (about the size of my palm), I had half a chat potato (which are the mini potatos) and 3 florets of broccoli. I ate my meal within 30 mins, small mouthfuls (I'm talking the size of my thumb nail) and I felt pleasantly full afterwards. That's what I call a "normal" meal for someone with a band. At lunch I was able to eat half of a vegetable rissole (which was made from potato, corn, beans, carrot and other bits and pieces). The portion was about the size of the palm of my hand and just as thick. Had that at 12 noon and was full until 4pm. At 4pm I had 3 water crackers with 3 slices of cheese. Perfect! Breakky I just stuck to liquids, and then a cup of tea at morning tea. There was cake yesterday for a work celebration - I didn't even think about having any... so good to have that control!

Anyhoo, did a fab boxing class this morning. Feeling pumped. Hope you all have a great day!

LBG xx

2 comments:

anita said...

I think that's going to be the biggest hurdle for me - adjusting portion sizes. What you've described sounds so far-fetched to me at this point right now...feeling full on what you ate! But I know it will happen. I worry about feeling depressed b/c I will no longer be so easily able to go to food to fill that void...

lapbandlife said...

You are sensational! Congrats on all the exercise. I bet that even if you're not losing scale weight your body shape is changing and you'd be losing centimeters for sure. Glad to hear the fill seems to be at the right level now. It's like walking a tightrope isn't it!

Em