Saturday, June 12, 2010

Falling in love with my band all over again

It may sound sappy, but I'm falling in love with my band all over again.

For breakfast this morning I made my usual cottage cheese & Greek yogurt with berries. Had to stop eating after 2 bites, so I think I'm going to have go back to Click protein shakes for breakfast and save the cottage cheese & yogurt thing for lunches.

I didn't cook any supper last night because I had to work from 3:30 - 9:00 pm. When I started getting hungry for lunch at 11:30 this morning, I looked in the fridge and remembered that we had finished all the leftovers of this and that yesterday. Finally I found a small container of chickpea, broccoli & feta salad - about 1/2 cup. I ate that (slowly and carefully), thought, "That wasn't enough to feed a gnat," and promised myself that I could eat some grapes and cheese for a snack mid-afternoon. Well, mid-afternoon came and went. At 4:00 pm I fed the dogs and realized I had completely forgotten about my snack. Bells went off in my head: I FORGOT A SNACK! I asked myself, did I want to eat the snack now? No, not especially. At 5:00 pm I started supper: a batch of eggface's cottage cheese pancakes, some cucumbers in vinegar, a lemon caper sauce made of Greek yogurt, and some smoked salmon. I had planned to eat two pancakes, 1 oz. of salmon, 1/4 cup of cucumbers, and 1 tablespoon of sauce. I ate all of that (slowly and carefully), but I was TOO FULL TO EAT BOTH PANCAKES!

I feel like telling my band: "It is wonderful to be reunited with you! I've missed you so much! I almost forgot what a dear friend you are!"

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another fill

The other day, I told a friend that I hoped my next fill would be a "kick ass" fill. I think I got my wish.

This morning I saw Dr. Weaver's nurse practitioner, Vanessa, for a fill. She put in another .3 cc, so I now have 2.4 cc in there. A long, long time ago, 2.55 cc was as close as I ever got to a "perfect" fill level (I put that in quotes because I'm not convinced there's any such thing as a perfect fill), so I didn't expect 2.4 cc to be quite this effective. Tonight I made baked ponzu-marinated salmon and a chickpea & veggy (finely chopped) salad for supper. I knew I should just stick to liquids, but the food smelled and looked wonderful, so I had a little bite of salmon. Everything down there in bandland protested loudly. As my British friend Kate would say, I am a very silly cow. When all seemed quiet again, I tried a few chickpeas. That went better, but having been strongly reminded about my band for the first time in a year, I wised up and stopped eating.