Since starting on solid foods, I have to really think about my portion sizes. The weird thing is that I am finding I can get anything down. I have never had a too tight feeling (so I am looking forward to a fill), but I do notice it is faster when I get that full feeling. Love it already. But I am having to learn to trust my band to do what it is supposed to do. In the past, I would keep a lot of snacks on hand, eat somewhat larger meals, in an attempt to never be caught off guard hungry. I get tired, irritated, and usually a headache when I get hungry. Hence the reason I am FAT! I am really making an effort to pick out proteins, eat very small portioned meals, and trust that I will not be hungry too soon. Not as easy as I thought it would be.
But I am doing it!!!
And my band really does work!!!
I will usually have 1 hard boiled egg for breakfast because I get pretty rushed, and it lasts me till 11. Then I have my vanilla muscle milk protein shake mixed with some orange juice. After my lunch break(where I walk a mile and a half with my man) I will have something for lunch, like a homemade chicken and bean quesadilla, tuna avocado salad, or left over chicken spaghetti over spaghetti squash. Depends on the day, but on the days I work at my second job, I usually have a snack of cottage cheese around 4:15, then dinner is always changing. But the good thing is I feel great! I am really excited to rock this thing.
On a crazy side note. I had 3 people ask me in the last couple days if I had lost weight. None of those people knew about my band, and I can't believe people are noticing already. That's a bonus.