I read the many posts on the Dr.Oz show with great interest.
Particularly what everyone eats in a typical day.
It made me reflect on my own eating habits, and the fact that I
am now "eating for one".
The eating for one concept does have some advantages
(Remember I need to always seek for the silver lining in life now a days)
So back to the advantages:
Well for one, I get to eat what I want, when I want.
No comprehensive meal planning.
Grocery shopping is a snap
And I am a cheap eat (grocery bill now equals a tank of gas) go figure that one out.
I think that what I like the best witheating for one, is that there is no regiment.
If I want a bowl of cereal for dinner, so be it.
If I want to have dinner at lunch, go for it.
If I want to skip a meal and just have a protein shake or smoothie, who will know.
The Keurig has been a dream for me.
No need to make a pot of coffee, if its just for one.
Kcup to the rescue.
Hmm, why did I just think of a bra size as K Cup.
Could it be I have boobies on the brain.
Yes, I do.. and I find I get a bit of heart palpitation with the thought.
I hope I am not the oldest patient the surgeon has done a boob job on.
I digress, Alright back to eating.
Gen wrote a great post reflecting on the Wizard of Oz and the fact that she is now in control of her emotional eating.. I just need to echo that sentiment. It's true.
It would be nothing for me to polish off a whole container of Ben and Jerry's (I actually did this once before I had true restriction).. That could or would not happen now. Why, cause my capacity is really limited.
I have been blessed in that I no longer PB, but I think that is because I had my "breakthrough" with learning how to eat with the band once you are near your green zone.
I truly think this is part of the learning curve. The main cause of my PB'ing was eating too fast. Those rules of chewing are there for a reason.
So, I am now into the low 170's, and actually could not be more thrilled (Dec. 1st, I was 207 and Draz and I were going into our get our butts into gear semi-liquid diet mode).. Besides life happening, I did have my last fill on Dec.3 (have not had one since)
I know that I am truly in my green zone now.. and to realize that I am down 34 pounds since December is pretty amazing to me. Everything has balanced out for me with eating, restriction, following the rules.
The band was a great decision, and I just wish that voice was more broadly heard on the Dr. Oz show.