Think I found a possible (strange) slider food
I don't post new posts on here often, but I thought this was a little interesting and wanted to know whether anyone else has experienced this. Yesterday was my one month surgiversary (Yay!) and I went to my mother's for Easter dinner. Knowing there was going to be lots of delicious food I wasn't going to eat, I already planned that I would have half a deviled egg and maybe a couple bites of ham or chicken, thinking I wouldn't have room for anything else. Well I was sharing a plate with my son so I cut about a 6 oz piece of ham, thinking I would eat about 1 or 2 oz and he would eat most of the rest. Well...while I was mindlessly eating while talking to my mom, I noticed that he ended up eating very little of it and I ate the rest! Our portions were pretty much the reverse of what I thought they would be. I couldn't believe I was able to eat that much (dense) meat in one sitting. The most I had ever had was 2 oz of really moist meatloaf and I was surprised by that at the time. And what was most interesting to me was that I could have eaten more. I didn't, but I certainly felt like I could have. I didn't have that feeling I normally get when I feel satisfied while eating since the surgery. To a degree, I felt like I hadn't really eaten anything. Then I started getting nervous thinking I messed up my restriction with one meal (irrational, I know), but I was brought back to reality when I ate half a deviled egg about three or four hours later and boom there was the restriction again. I couldn't even finish the half egg. I can already see it is going to be strange getting to know this new tummy of mine.
on 4/9/12 3:51 pm
on 4/9/12 3:51 pm
Well,I guess dense was probably a poor word. It's not like chicken or anything. I guess solid would be a more appropriate word. I just meant it wasn't mushy ham lol. But I think even if it were, the amount I was able to eat was weird to me, it was 4oz or more. I haven't been able to eat more than 2oz of anything at one time except liquids and cottage cheese.
I find ham very easy to eat also while I can only eat 1 oz of chicken or beef. Actually when I was just 1 month out I ate a lot of thin sliced deli ham or turkey and made roll ups. Rolled 1 oz of ham around 2 slices of avocado and topped with 1 tb. of salsa and found it very filling. You're doing great... keep up the good work. Remember to weigh and measure everything you eat. I find myself taking my little scales everywhere I go!
That's a good idea, thanks for the tip. I wasn't even thinking about taking mine with me when I went over there yesterday, but I certainly could (and should) have. And that is another really strange aspect of this, I cant really stomach the sliced deli ham. I had one slice about three days ago and it was like a stone. Because of that, I kind of didn't think I would be able to really eat my mom's ham, but the way she makes it is so good I had to try it lol.
on 4/9/12 4:39 pm
on 4/9/12 4:39 pm
I agree with how different the sleeve can be each day, I do like the deli slices and I try different ones every now and then but basically I follow a boring menu plan that is very similiar day in and day out always starting with egg for breakfast, chicken, shrimp or beef for lunch (which I make like a stir fry with a few veggies in it to start introducing them lightly into my meals) and about the same for supper. I definitely need a man that can cook good for me and spicen my life up lol I mean my food. I was so use to doing turkey dinners, boiled dinners etc... large meals. I still find I am over cooking and having to freeze lots which is ok cause I use the stuff up in my lunches to work etc... I just find sometimes food is boring and just not getting any satisfaction out of eating it anymore which is good I guess for the long run.
I feel the exact same way. As a matter of fact, that ham was only one of two meals I actually enjoyed, the other was the meatloaf. And that is the reason I have made a mental note to only eat those things every blue moon. I don't really think I want to start enjoying my meals just yet lol. I kind of like the fact that eating is now more of chore than a pleasure because it helps to keep me in check.