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Thanks for the compliment, but have to tell you that, like a lot of others, being in the maintenance phase, I am still learning and struggling at times. It's all about a lifestyle change, and remembering that our WLS really is a tool -- there's a lot that goes into it. BUT, I wouldn't change a thing! :)
Regarding my meals and the protein pudding. I don't tolerate meats well, and to be honest, can live without eating any anyway. So, I tend to find my protein in other sources, to include protein supplements and things like Greek yogurt. I don't really have "meals," per say, but eat every couple of hours while striving for at least 100g of protein per day, and keeping carbs and calories on the lower side. If I am eating out, I will concentrate on protein based soups, salads, things with cheeses, etc. It seems to work relatively well for me. As far as the pudding: I bought some from a couple of the bariatic supply sites, but have now figured out that I can make my own with Hood Carb Countdown milk, Jello sugar free, fat free pudding mixes and unflavored Unjury protein mix. It tastes just like regular pudding, but has a lot more bang for your buck with the protein.
I hope this helps. Hang in there -- you are doing great, and will continue to, I am sure! :)
I, too, am an emotional eater. Stress does me in. What I have found is if I can find another way to deal with the stress or the emotions, I forget about food. For me, it is a matter of keeping myself busy.
Keep at it -- you've got the right mindset, and that is half the battle! :)