It is incredibly easy to become bored and burnt out when using the Bariatric tool to its fullest. Pardon the pun, but it is also incredibly easy to become incredibly full in an incredibly short time!
So, here I am at almost fifty pounds down, with one more month to go before the six-month goal is met, dreaming up new ways to keep the romance alive. That's the romance with my new stomach I'm speaking of. I promised to love and honor it and I'm keeping that promise, I promise.
One of the hardest meals of my day is breakfast. I don't like to eat upon rising and find that simple egg to be totally unfulfilling. It just doesn't do "it" and it is dangerous to not have a good start to the day. I can't afford to be hungry before that "snack" time rolls around. Also, I cannot have coffee or anything else to drink, during a meal. I have to wait thirty minutes to an hour after. You may recall that post about the food slipping through the funnel. Still works that way.
I gave breakfast a lot of thought and it wasn't until very recently that I came up with a new idea, one that works and will tide me over until the next wave of boredom arrives. It all happened when I took my granddaughters out for a morning treat at a local cafe a few weeks ago. I ordered an egg for myself. The counter person told me that they bake all of their eggs and I gave it a try. Sounded like a lot of work but the other day, I had some time and a burning desire to find out what a baked egg was and what it actually entailed and I was thrilled to find out that it is easy and quick. You can Google baked eggs and you will find a multitude of ways in which to get results. This morning, I cranked the toaster up to 400, sprayed a tiny bake dish with cooking spray and layered some uncooked turkey bacon pieces, next some uncooked greens and finally, 3 eggs that I scrambled a bit. Popped that in, watched it until the eggs were set and there it was....baked eggs for two. Easy and so good.
Joe made me a second cup of coffee. Not a thrill after the eggs but.....I dumped my coffee (with its half and half already in), into a tall plastic cup and added a container of chocolate protein drink and a bunch of ice cubes. Over thirty grams of Protein in that alone and something to sip on an hour after the nice protein breakfast. Yummy!
One meal at a time. Changing the way I relate to food. Yes. It can work.
It all starts with breakfast.