There is something that’s been eating away at me for a couple of weeks that I finally decided I needed to write about.
One of the things that you come to realize as a WLS patient is that head hunger is a very, very real thing and that it is something you have to fight Every. Single. Day.
Folks who have never had food issues don’t understand this.
My head hunger is something I’ve been fighting with over the past few weeks.
And right now, I think I’m winning. Let me explain.
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I kind of failed at snapping photos of my meals today, but here is what I did manage to snap:
Today’s food choices, from upper right: multivitamin and calcium supplement x2; 40 cloves of garlic turkey breast x2 (I ate it for lunch and dinner); Sargento reduced fat cheese stick; sugar-free Blue Bell popsicle; turkey sausage, broccoli and cheese mini frittatas. I didn’t get a picture of the crockpot chicken fajitas (FAIL) or the strawberry I ate. And yes, it was A strawberry. A very large one.
I have a few things to celebrate today:
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Today’s food choices:
Today’s food choices, from upper left: homemade lettuce wrap filling x3; 12 ounces Isopure Zero Carb; multivitamin and calcium supplements x2. I forgot to snap a photo of the homemade BBQ turkey meatballs I made and ate as a snack. 😦
Today’s food was not exciting as we are getting ready to go out of town, and I wanted to make a dent in the lettuce wrap filling so that it wouldn’t go bad while we were away. I’ll finish the last of it tomorrow morning–there is one serving left.
Hunger is insolent, and will be fed. –Homer
You’re damn right, hunger is insolent. Hunger is like a spoiled child who acts out until he gets his way. Hunger, whether perceived or real, is what drives us to eat–many times past the point of satisfaction to the realm of uncomfortably full. You know the kind of fullness I’m talking about too–the kind that forces you to sit up a bit straighter, maybe loosen your belt a bit and remain still for a while.
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