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Eyes Bigger Than My New Stomach!


Kristi Ann
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Is it just me? I feel silly! My surgery was in November and I still cook/buy too much food. For example, although I started out as a "lower" bmi patient, I had some serious eating issues going on. At home I would eat 2nds and 3rds of dinner. When alone, I would get take out from my favorite Italian restaurant (which was always enough to feed at least 2 people) and not only would I eat the entire pasta dish, but I would consume the entire loaf of bread, the olive oil & garlic to dip it in, and a dessert. I have sneaked food at work before because I was embarrassed for co-workers to see me eating so much. (Oh goodness, how liberating it feels to admit that. I would never before!) Bottom line--I was absolutely miserable and on my way to disaster!

Well...since my surgery, I find that I continue to order too much food. I always order at least double to triple of what I can eat. Tonight, I brought home several tacos and a bean burrito and could only eat one taco. Several times, I have bought a Wendy's chili and a baked potato--and have yet to eat the potato. My restriction rocks and I feel energetic and healthier than ever before. I am not eating the leftover food; I quickly take it to my mother who lives on my street. So what is the problem? Seems this is the PERFECT example of how the band should work! Guess I just want to know that I am not the only one that continues holding on to this emotional need for food.

Am I just plain weird?

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This is so hard for me!!! I always get too much food. Especially at home, or where there are a lot of options. I throw away a lot of food, and I felt guilty about it for a while, but now I would rather throw it out than wear it. It is getting a little easier. But if we go out to eat, I order a kids meal, and still bring home at least 1-2 more meals. I also end up making too much, so eating the same thing for days on end. It gets boring. Oh, well though, I guess that is life being banded. Better than the alternative.

Becki

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I usually take more than half of a restaurant meal in a 'to go' box. I do eat the leftovers, usually for my next meal, as I hate to waste.

Yesterday, I was in Texas to spend the holiday with my father. For Easter dinner, I filled a plate of food like I used to. About 1/3rd in, I had to make a trip to the bathroom to PB. So, it was the end of my holiday meal.

Yes, the band did it's job. My eyes are still bigger than my stomach.

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Kristi Ann,

I can totally relate. Don't feel alone. I would buy a medium pizza and cheese cake and eat it all. Often I would go to Wendy's and get a burger, large fries, and nuggets. I too still get too much and end up throwing it out. I imagine it will take a long time to totally alter what our subconscious is used to doing out of habit. I think part of myself likes to push the band and see if I can eat it. Ofcourse throwing up hurts, so I hate it when I do it.

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