Update

so its been a couple of weeks since I posted and thought I should.

I think I’ve got the eating thing down now. Now I firmly believe that it was solely related to bite size and chewing. I was taking too big of a bite and not chewing enough.  I went back to basics, lots of soft foods, yogurts, cottage cheese, oatmeal, a shake for lunch (after my walk) and a small meal for dinner.  

I’ve gotten to the point where I can eat eat more than I had been and small bites have really quelled the nausea almost completely.  Beef is still a probelm and I’m staying away from it for the time being, no point in pushing it. 

Beer on the other hand is a nice addition.  It doesn’t bother my stomach but I can only have 2.  Any more than that and I feel it the next day, again no point in pushing it.
I’m 5 days away from my 3 month surgiversary and I’m down 80 pounds. I head back to my primary, the NUT, and the surgeon in mid July and I’m hoping for 90+ pounds by then.  My ultimate goal is to be able to do all the adrenaline type activities that you can’t do when your fat (sky diving, etc).  At this point that’s about 40 pounds away and by my current track, that should happen in less than 3 months. I’m in no hurry, I get there when I get there, but the trip is getting easier as I go. 

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Update

Walking and eating

I went back to work this week and I’ve been walking during lunch everyday.  I was trying to eat a meal after walking but it just wasn’t working – needed water, and simply didn’t feel like eating.  I had been having a shake for breakfast and food for lunch.  Today I switched it up and ate breakfast and had a shake for lunch. Let me tell you, it’s so much easier to deal with.   Personal preference really, but just easier for me. 

Walking and eating

Eat slower

so I’ve come the realization that my personality and really old eating habits are getting in my way.   I simp,y eat too fast, I’m simply misjudging time and pilling in food because I  think enough time has gone by.  After a bit of Google searching, there is an app call “Eat Slower”, seriously it really exists.  It has a built in timer that goes for 1 minute & 30 seconds and it repeats that timer u til you turn it off.  It seems stupid but what this app really does is retrain your cosumption timing.  I am ever so grateful, even though the app is as ugly as is gets, who cares, I simply can’t handle being sick after eating too quickly anymore.

Eat slower

Bread

Wraps, well toasted soft tortilla shells, crunchy crackers, and baked chips don’t bother me  at all but any kind of sliced bread bothers me, it tends to sit and make me fee a bit nauseous.

However, im not one to try something just once.  My last breakfast experience (eggs) left me feeling awful because I ate to fast.  It also left me not wanting eggs for a bit so today I tried French toast.  Yeah probably against the rules (maybe) but I took my time and while I can feel it a bit, I didn’t get sick and so fat it seems ok.  Sugar free syrup is a godsend. 

Bread