Sunday, January 30, 2011

In The Kitchen

I decided to do some cooking on this cold, snowy day. I made homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes for Sunday night supper and leftovers to get me through a good portion of the work week. I never know what my band is going to tolerate. I had a nasty PB episode at lunch on chicken and noodles--something that didn't bother me when I ate it last week. Now this week, not so much. The meatloaf and taters went down just fine tonight. It was so delicious I probably ate a little too much! I find it interesting that homemade foods tend to go down the best, and the crap I used to eat--convenience foods and fast foods don't go down so well. It's poetic justice. Some people might think I am crazy to be able to eat things like meatloaf, but it's all about portion sizes and chewing, chewing, chewing. I know a lot of people rely on protein drinks, etc. but I don't use them. I am able to get enough nutrients in the foods I choose.

This lapband thing is such a personal journey, while each of us basically has the same equipment, we all have different anatomies and food tolerances. How ever you manage to do it, it's all about calories in and energy expended at the end of the day. I am glad that I can still enjoy a good variety of foods. Of course there are a few things that just don't go down well any more, but I am glad that I can still enjoy things like the yummy meatloaf I fixed for myself tonight. Guess I must be doing something right to have lost 100 pounds. But there's always more work to do!


  1. I totally agree with you! Home-food is much more tolerable. I think it is partially the food and partially the fact that you arent worried about whether the food will go down when you are at home.

    I am grateful though that it is harder to eat the fast food because that was by far a huge part of my problem.


  2. I love meatloaf! I make Turkey meatloaf with BBQ sauce once a week or so!

  3. I agree that it is best to get our nutrients from real food whenever possible.

    You're doing so well!