Today was a long planned family day at the Races ( horses). I am not into gambling or horse racing, but it was the first of hopefully many casual family get togethers.
So we arrive at the venue for a 'buffet/ carvery' lunch. Having never been to this place before, I didn't know what they would offer, and if there was sufficient a range to choose a sensible Band friendly option from. I had a mild sense of panic walking around the food warmers, pasta, pasta, pasta, rice, rice, Craaaaap! Even though I know I can eat these dishes, I am trying really hard to resist, so that after my first fill, I won't whinge, bitch & moan about not being able to stomach these dishes.
I settled on a really lovely, lean Moroccan lamb casserole, cooked with many veggies, peeled tomatoes etc. I added 2 tablespoons of saffron cous cous on top. I normally baulk at buffet type foods, but this was really lovely. The meat was sweet and broke apart very easily.
I laughed as family watched to see how much I could eat. I also laughed when I treated myself later to a ultra thin sliver of chocolate mousse cake!!!!!! Oh Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It was nice, and worth the indulgence. I ate only half the slice and gave the rest to my Brother in law. I can still stop myself from eating too much, and I can't believe the control the Band still gives me.( even though I want the restriction I had the first week of the Operation) This time will return, after a few fills.
In the back of my mind, I could think of nothing worse than eating something that disagreed with me when out in Public. I would rather eat too little and top up a bit with a shake when I get home, than feel sick when out.
Have had a little more time to catch up on others blogs, and I am constantly amazed that the crap I am going through, you guys have gone through too. Sharing these experiences with us, makes us realise we are not alone in this journey. I am still so grateful that many of you here speak so candidly, and can't thank you enough for doing so. I hope that my Blog will do the same to those that follow me in this life changing decision.
I love following your Blogs, it doesn't matter where in the world we are, the world is a heck of a lot smaller when you have this wonderful community of support. Thank you Guys!!!!!