Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Learning Curve...

I've heard it said many times before, but I am saying it again.... there truly is a learning curve with this surgery. 

I'm still suffering from the occasional "my-eyes-are-bigger-than-my-stomach" problem.  Like tonight for example, I grilled hamburgers for the family while I prepared baked tilaipia with dill for myself.  I was starving by the time I started to cook dinner (forgot to take my pre-dinner snack to work with me) and one little 4 oz. tiliapia fillet looked so tiny.  So I made two.  And ate them both.

*cue intense hiccups and "that feeling" of impeding PB*

I didn't throw up (yay!) but I felt grossly full for at least an hour after dinner.  I am still learning to STOP when I feel full rather than forge ahead.  My brain tells me "Surely you can't be satisfied with that little food.  Eat just a few bites more.".

I need to stop listening to my head and start listening to my stomach.  Because either way, my stomach is going to let its presence be known.  And I really don't want to get on it's bad side.


  1. I have the same issues! Live and learn!

  2. I am learing right along with you. I am getting better because I hate that too full feeling. I think that we just have to train our eyes and brain to understand that we don't want to feel that way!

  3. I think this is the one of the hardest parts of adjusting to the band. After 11 months I am still shocked that I can only eat such a small amount.

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