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Monday, June 18, 2012

I'm Eating, Folks!

I've not done a very good job at keeping the photos uploaded of the food I've been eating.  A couple of people have even asked, "What are you eating now?"  I figured I'd take some tonight and try to catch up.

Below is an entry of what I ate one day last week.  I'm eating about 3 oz.  (1/4c + 2T) at a meal now.

Breakfast 1 poached egg & 1 wedge laughing cow cheese  (8g protein)
Mid morning - 4oz protein shake (usually with soy and PACKED with protein...like 33g!)
16.9oz bottle of water with Special K protein mix (5g protein)  (I drank a total of 68 oz that day!)
Lunch - 1/4 c grilled chicken + 2 T mandarin oranges (9g protein)
Mid afternoon - 4 oz protein shake (33g protein)
Dinner - 1/4 c chicken thigh, 1 pc asparagus, 1T instant mashed potatoes (8g protein)
Evening snack - sugar free popsicle

Twice last week, I did something stupid.  I met a friend one day and had to rush to eat and get back to work on time.  I. was. miserable.  I felt as if the food was totally backed up in my esophagus and that if I burped or coughed it would result in my entire lunch resurfacing.  Literally.  The other time I didn't rush, but I guess I wasn't paying attention and didn't realize that I was full.  I had "one more bite" of food and had the same feeling.  It's unpleasant to say the least.  But it has also made me realize that I CAN'T rush and I MUST be aware when I'm eating!  (Regardless if my precious little g-baby, Bella, is distracting me or not!!!)

Some days are better than others, but the choices I'm making are healthy now!  For example, I had very little time after work tonight before I went to a meeting.  Before, I would have just hit up a drive-thru somewhere on my way to the meeting.  Instead, tonight I had 2T of PB2, 1 string cheese and part of a fresh peach.  CME thought it was an icky combination, but it didn't bother me at all.  I got my protein and some fresh fruit!  I was pretty excited!

So yes, folks, I'm eating.  And I'm enjoying the variety!  Below are some pics of what meal time has been looking like for me lately.  (No more pureed food. I've graduated to "soft" foods.)

Pureed Creamy Chicken and 2T Cantaloupe

Variety!  Hummus, Mashed Potatoes and Crushed Pineapple

Tuna with spicy Thai sauce and a wedge of laughing cow cheese

What's left of the "cup" of chili from Zoup!  

1/4c grilled chicken & 2T mandarin oranges

Today's yummy breakfast: 1 poached egg with salsa and 1 Babybel cheese

Southwest grilled chicken and light ranch dressing.  Good lunch!
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14

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