Getting Back on Track
I had lap band surgery about 2 years ago, so far I have lost about 50 lbs. However over the past year I have fallen off and have gained some of the weight back,
It became easier to eat out, to not concentrate on eating slow, etc. I had so much going on in my life; looking for a job, going back to school, issues with children, etc. I simply forgot about concentrating on myself and just gave up and went off the deep end, eating cake, cookies. Not all the time, just whenever it was around or I needed an emotional boost.
Well, now I've seen what it has done to me, and I want to get back on track. So here I go. I am starting over effective NOW!
I need all the help and encouragement I can get, so I have made an appointment with my surgeon, I go Tuesday, 2 days. I have my kitchen stocked with good, healthy food. The only problem I have, is getting back to eating properly, slowing down, small bites.
My one issue I have is I still have food get stuck, I know, it's because the bite is too big, so then I have to drink something to force it down. I need to concentrate again on how I am eating and how much I am eating. I know all this, it's just doing it.
So today for breakfast, I have had 1/2 a bagel with a little cream cheese, will eat 1/2 a banana in a few minutes. For lunch will probably have some sliced turkey and cheese with some cherries.
It's just I eat the right things, I just eat too much. But when I get an adjustment, all it does it make it more difficult for me to swallow because the food gets stuck.
Any suggestions on how to get into the habit of eating small pieces would be appreciated. I have eaten off a smaller plate (actually a saucer) for the past 2 years. Anyone that is in the same situation as me, please let me know how you are doing! Would love to discuss ideas, tips, etc.