Thursday, January 7, 2010

Why am I so happy you say?

Why am I so happy today?! Is it because my drive to work looked like this?! No.

Is it because I weighed myself and lost 9 lbs. No, I didn't weigh myself or lose 9 lbs. I am actually not sure why I am so happy today, but I am pretty happy. Maybe it is because it is Thursday and one day closer to the weekend. Maybe it is because I finally have my eating under control and the scale is heading down (hopefully, we will see tomorrow). Or maybe it is just a good mood kind of day. Whatever it is, I will take it.

Yesterday I started this new way of eating. I decided to eat 4 250- 300 calorie meals a day. Every three hours I eat something. This is making me feel so good. I never get REALLY hungry and I feel like I am always energized. The down side is I have to find time to eat at work. I also have to think ahead and plan for all these mini meals. Last night I went out to dinner with my husband. We decided to go to Applebees because they have those under 550 calorie entrees. I had the grilled shrimp and island rice. I ate half of it and brought the rest for my work dinner (I work until 9 tonight). It was SO good and it was an easy way to get my mini meal.

It is hard to believe I can make a meal out 250 calories. BLB (before lap band) I would have NEVER done that. How the times have changed. There is a great little article about mini meals here.


Band-Babe said...

I love the mini-meal concept. It works very well with the band, becuase you really don't get hungry, or rarely get hungry. 200 calories in a little, slow pouch goes a very long way. I eat 5 times a day, and try to stay close to 1200 calories for the majority of the time. This goes against the "eat only 3 times a day" rule, but my surgeon is aware and thinks it's fine that I eat this way. Whatever works, and this might not work for everyone. I do love it, though.


THE DASH! said...

I think I'm going to try the mini-meals too - it makes a lot of sense with out mini tummy. I find I am hungry but I get full very quick - if I spread the food out more evenly instead of just three biggish hits this might actually work.

Thanks for the smart thinking!!
PS That snow looks awesome - dangerous to drive on but pretty!!