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Monday, March 8, 2010

Eating out.

I love to eat out. If I could afford it, I would probably eat out every night. For me, cooking is a chore. My kids can never agree on what sounds good so I often don’t ask them and just make whatever is easy or whatever sounds good to me. Inevitably that elicits a round of complaints about how this isn’t what they wanted, they don’t like this food, blah, blah, blah…But we can always agree on eating out.

On Friday my oldest daughter offered to buy dinner from her birthday money. She wanted to go to Subway and then do some shopping at the mall. Since she only had $40of birthday money, I told her I would buy dinner. I had been thinking about garden burgers for awhile so we hit a burger place. Now before my band, I would have ordered a dinner salad, garden burger and fries – easily a 1,350 calorie meal. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to eat that much so I skipped the salad (which is really just an excuse to eat lots of dressing) and ordered the garden burger and fries. I had maybe four thick cut fries and less than half of the burger and I was literally stuffed. I could not have eaten more if I tried. Compared to my normal meal, I ate ¼ - 1/3. I was so excited, I texted two friends to tell them all about it. What a satisfying, delicious meal! I love my band!


Andrew said...

That fantastic for you... I wish I could say the same...., I can eat anything in great quantities ...arrgghh

Band-Babe said...

And that's why I love my band, too! Oh, and I really like your "food police" post. I think I like your style!

workinprogress said...

I'm with you regarding cooking - hate it!!!

amandakiska said...

Andrew - I just read your recent post and I'm hoping your first fill does the trick for you. I am planning my first fill in 2-4 weeks, depending on how long this restriction lasts.

Jacquie said...

You are doing great Amanda! I would be so mad at you if you had stopped posting in the beginning when you said you didn't know what to do about it!

I cannot wait to get my band!!! I want to be with you guys soooo bad. We are leaving 2 weeks from today, 3/22 for surgery on the 24th. I couldn't get the timing right to arrive the day before surgery so we stay in the hotel the first night and than we stay in the hotel again for one night before we come home.

Bonnie said...

It's good to know that I'll still be able to eat out after the band, but won't eat as much. I really it enjoy it too.

THE DASH! said...

Hi Amanda :)
Saw you on my followers and popped right over. Loved your 'food police' post - what a lot of rules we should/could/don't follow in the land of dieting.. thankfully we should never have to do this again.
Liked this post too. Seems you did really great at dinner - and again, this is what being banded is all about. Nice work!
Looking forward to more posts

MandaPanda said...

That's great! It's amazing to read the differences between pre-band and post-band meals. Thanks for sharing!