Thanks everyone for your comments on my earlier post about "VSG Surgery and Petty Grousing." :) I consider myself very lucky (most days, grr) to be greatly limited by the types of food I can eat. I am sure it helps my weight loss a lot! I'm developing all kinds of taboo/nuh-uh/not gonna eat that/not even worth trying food items that I really shouldn't be eating, anyway.
It's a process, though. When it comes to food and healthy eating, I am not exactly what you'd call a model student. Someone hand me the dunce cap?
I also suffer from "paralysis from analysis." Take now, for instance. I am hungry. I would just as easily be satisfied - hell, would probably be *more* satisfied - by a string cheese or a hard-boiled egg. Both of which I could easily bring from home and save myself lots of rupees. But nooooo. Even though I would be satisfied, I do not want a string cheese or a hard-boiled egg. Which I did not bring from home, even though both are currently in my fridge.
Nope, I want real food. But I am cheap, and broke, and ever-so-increasingly-cranky about spending money on food that I cannot eat. Currently, I am perusing the Specialty's website, where I am bitter about spending $7+ on a small salad, of which I could consume, oh, 1/4 of.
So what happens? I sit here, hungry. I will go to SBUX and get another hot tea refill. I will look at their new bistro lunches and they will appeal to me greatly, but I will curse their $7 price tag. (REALLY, SBUX - $7 for one of those little lunches??)
Hungry. Grouchy. Trying to adopt the attitude that eating a small portion of regular food and tossing (or saving) the rest is a small price to pay for such successful weight loss. And then I will growl at myself in irritation.