We moved on to Day 3 of the pouch test yesterday. I had 1/2 cup of cottage cheese for breakfast. 1/2 c of refried beans with 2 tablespoons of cheese for lunch and repeated that again as a snack. I ate every 2 1/2 hours. So not too shabby. For dinner (which I forgot to take a pic of...sorry), we had scrambled eggs with cheese and a spoonful each of cottage cheese and beans....probably about a cup of food total. And, of course, a whole lot of coffee. :)
So how's my pouch feeling? Not bad. I didn't feel full after the 1/2 cup of food. I didn't even feel full after the full cup at dinner. However, as Hubby reminded me, my band has never made me feel full unless I've eaten too much. After 1/2 cup, I was satisfied for 2 1/2 hours (these are mushies so I feel pretty good about that). I DO think I need a fill but we'll wait until July for that. Until then, I'll continue to measure out my portions until I get back to a really good place with how I'm eating.
The menu for today - cottage cheese, tuna salad and sirloin chunky soup with mashed potatoes (mostly just because it's a family favorite) or shepherd's pie. I can have firm protein today but kind of sticking to mushies because I've got so much of it in the house.
I promised a mental state of the union post and you will get it....could this be a 2 post Thursday? Maybe...if you're lucky. :)