Eating out

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Yesterday I ate lunch with a group of friends and dinner with some family members. I brought half of lunch home, but at dinner I ate only soup; therefore no leftovers.
I have had lapband surgery. I cannot eat a full restaurant meal. And I MISS IT. I am tired of leftovers. I want a big plate of spaghetti or a whole corned beef sandwich. It is not hunger: I am never hungry. My mouth, not my stomach wants more.
Oh, well, I know I am lucky to have lost the weight. So I'll go fix half the leftover steak in a stirfry and it will taste pretty darned good.

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    I came across your blog on the message board and couldn't resist. I have added you as a friend. I am 62 and am seriously considering lapband surgery. Sounds like you were/are very successful at it. Some of the stuff I have read is very positive and some negative. Yours was very positive so I liked it. Am going to a lap band seminar tonight so will let everyone know how it goes.
    3802 days ago
    You have great insight! Good for you for making the choice to stop eating and keep the rest for leftovers in spite of wanting to eat more. You're doing it right!
    3871 days ago
    You are right the head hunger is the worst part of having a band. Sometimes I will get three meals out of a restaurant meal. Maybe you could try just having an appetizer instead of a whole meal.
    3873 days ago
  • ROX2013
    I have to agree with I'm "hungry" when its my mind not my stomach that wants food. It is hard not to go ahead and have something but I know that if I do, then I will have more the next time it hits!! You are doing great!!!
    3874 days ago
  • A-NU-ME-N-2011
    I'm like that too. I call it head hungry. Your mind wants food but your body isn't hungry for it. Its all mental. Girl I talk to myself aloud so I won't eat. LOL !! crazy.
    3874 days ago
    Good luck with these adjustments. I have to say I'm often "hungry" when I'm really not so that part I can relate to. I remember, years ago, when I first quit smoking, when I really thought about it, it was the not knowing what to do with my hands that was very hard. Often I would struggle with my mannerisms and behaviors since I no longer was holding anything in my hands or blowing smoke! That's been 28 years,and I still thank God I'm not a smoker today.
    3874 days ago
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