asked a shy blog reader via email.....
once in July, then again in August and then she asked again last week.
I figured it was time to tell her.....
This one's for you Ms. Kat!
(but the rest of you can listen in....)
First, let me start out by saying that people have a healthy curiosity about most things. And, being a big-time curious person myself, I understand all the interest. I'm no stranger to any of it! I have been in situations when people I am eating with know that I had weight loss surgery, they become very intent on watching exactly what I eat--as in what it is that I am eating and how much of it I am able to eat. It doesn't bother me in the least.....especially at this stage of my journey. My food consumption is very old news.
What most people who I regularly eat with will tell you---food and eating is just no big deal. My very close friends and family no longer ask me what I can and can't eat and whether I can go to a particular restaurant or not or if they should cook a special food just for me. Not sure if it all came about by happenstance or design---but, they trust that I will find something to satisy my palate and deal with my band without too much scuttlebut. And, that's just the way it should be. As a matter of fact--whether I knew it or not--that was a milestone I worked hard to achieve. It's my new normal. A normal that's not that new at all.
So, what do I eat?
In order to give a real-live look at it---I decided to pick a 2 different type of days where I am doing different things......
Saturday (Homecoming Weekend--visiting Toni)
8:00 am--Driving and walking around--1 Venti Non Fat Chai Latte with a shot of protein @ Starbuck's
11:00 am--Parade--1 Large Non Fat Chai Latte @ Sheetz
1:00 pm--Toni's dorm--1 bite glazed donut, a few grapes, 1 cube of harvarti cheese
2:30-5:00 pm--Tailgating--2 chips with taco dip , 3-4 chili-lime shrimp, a few cashews, 1-2 glasses of wine, 1 jello shot, 1 shortbread cookie
6:00 pm-10:00 pm---Local watering holes---a few sweet potato fries, a few chips with nacho dip,a few chips with artichoke dip, a few bites of garlic wing, handful of popcorn, 3-4 glasses of wine
Monday (regular work day)
6:00 am---home--Hot chai tea (not latte)
7:00 am--driving to work--1 Venti Non Fat Chai Latte @ Starbuck's
8:30 am--at desk--1 turkey sausage pattie, 1 slice sharp cheese
12:30 pm--at desk--1/2 cup Panera cream of broccoli soup (left over from Sunday)
1/2 cup peach yogurt
3:00 pm--at desk--fun size Baby Ruth bar
7:00 pm--at home--3 oz. chicken breast baked with pesto, plum tomato and feta
2 asparagus spears roasted with garlic oil and lemon
9:00 pm--at home--1/2 peanut butter granola bar
8 oz. sugar free chai latte with pumpkin spice non dairy creamer (made at home)
I'm not that different than any of you......