What a struggle it still is to toss food in the trash or compost! I sit down to a meal and I want so much to eat everything on my plate. I try so hard to dish out a realistic portion, but sometimes food comes bigger than a single Bandster portion. And sometimes my eyes are bigger than my stomach.
Last night I made a vegetarian chicken patty on an English muffin with BBQ sauce. It was very good and I wanted to keep eating it, but after I'd had nearly half, I knew I had to stop. Still I hovered over the trash and thought about setting it aside for later when I could eat more. My daughter asked if I could save it, but I knew it wouldn't taste the same as a left-over. I knew I wouldn't be hungry later and if I saved it to eat in a few hours, I'd be defeating the whole point of the band. So I dropped it in the trash.
I also dropped half of my Thanksgiving dinner plate in the trash with the same reluctance. I wanted to eat more, but I knew it wouldn't go well.
Pre-band I would've always cleaned my plate. And I usually would have refilled it at least once. Those kind of portions just aren't possible for me anymore and I am thankful for that. It has allowed me to lose 98.4 lbs. in 9+ months. But it is so hard when my brain says, "Yum! Keep eating!" and my band says, "Nope. You're done!".