reminder to self: slow down while eating!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I am still keeping to my 3 small meals a day -- but I am definately eating too fast.
Last night, while it was not a full PB, I felt a very uncomfortable feeling in my esophagus while eating dinner. I guess not all flatbreads are made the same! I usually can eat well toasted pieces of flatbread, but not the Subway flatbreads... too gooey I think. But I could sense as I was eating that I was eating too quickly... chewing a lot, but eating too fast for what I was eating (cold cuts, lettuce, jalapenos, olives..) anyway I stopped eating and then I was able to sip some hot tea and felt better -- but it was certainly an abbreviated meal for the evening.
I am trying to stick to mushy foods today just in case I irritated my band site.
I got on the scale today and yay! it went down another pound. I'll take it. I am so frustrated, though, that this lap band is not allowing me to lose weight at a little faster pace. Everyone is different - guess I am in the turtle camp! Then again, losing 29 lbs. in 7 weeks isn't too shabby I ... an average of 4 lbs. a week. I know you understand, though, we want the weight off like yesterday!!
My hunger is at a good level, except for last night. I had eaten a lighter than usual breakfast and lunch (hubby had some medical tests so I was not around good food so I picked at a little bit of food) and my abbreviated dinner meant I was starving around 7 p.m. I had to run to the store and buy milk and boy, were those Drakes cakes and Hostess cakes calling my name at the check-out counter! But I withstood the temptation. I know I was starving exactly because I had NOT followed the bandster rules... eat slow, eat protein, and drink lots of water. So, my bad. Today it is back on track! Meals of mostly protein, and s-l-o-w eating.