Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm Hunnngggrrryyyyy

What is up with that?? I've sure noticed an increase in my appetite lately. What a bummer! I am working to keep it in check, but it is frustrating. I've had much more of a sweet tooth, too! The interesting thing about me and my post-sleeve life is that I am getting much smarter about food, haha. Not terribly smart, but smarter. :)

My sleeve is still fairly sensitive, I'd say. Too much sugar, too much spice, too much bread, too much dairy, too much anything and I am not a happy camper. It hurts. It makes me feel nauseous and just kind of gross. Now, Old Julie would have persevered, and even post-sleeve Julie has had to learn some hard lessons about how the same foods will make me feel the same crappy way, every single time I eat them.

Venti-extra-hot-no-water-soy-chai. My luxury drink at SBUX. I redeem my free drink coupon with one of these every time. (I buy an Earl Grey tea every morning and enjoy free refills by the thousands every day, haha. SBUX has my loyalty, but they aren't really making a killing off me. Although I am paying $11.25/week for tea, when a box of the same stuff is about $4. But I'll bet I drink more than a box's worth a week. Probably 4-5 venti Earl Grey's a day. I'm well hydrated.)

Anyway, I can't drink venti-extra-hot-no-water-soy-chais anymore. I could *probably* drink a tall, but I shouldn't even go for a grande. Ergh, do they ever give me a stomach ache. Too much sugar? Too much spice? Dunno. I should stick to my Earl Grey.

(cue Sudden Topic Change)

I had a wonderful weekend away with Greg. I haven't been blogging much lately, but things are going really well! He's a good guy - I'm definitely falling for him. That is a crazy and wonderful feeling for me! It's also kind of fraught with nervousness: if this thing is going to happen, it's going to be an interesting road. Sharing your life as a parent is sure different than starting a new life with someone as a young adult!

We went away for a fishing weekend. I expect there will be a lot of those in my future, haha. He's a big fishing guy, and I'm a big weekend getaway girl. :) That combination works well! We got bunches and bunches of seafood: 23 fish, 60 razor clams, 2 Dungeoness crabs and a whole lotta Cinco de Mayo margaritas. ;) Here's a picture - the stuff in the baggies is Saturday's catch (clams and fish) all cleaned up. The whole stuff on the table is yesterday's catch:

Isn't he cute? And boy, were we tired! Looong, busy weekend!

Greg made clam fritters last night after we got all that stuff cleaned up (I did the clams, he did the crabs and fish). They were delicious! I also had my first crab right out of the shell - wow, have I ever been missing out! Yum.

I am having a really great time with him. It's an interesting journey. :)


  1. I'm so very happy for you. I also appreciate the reminder -- food that doesn't make me feel good after I eat it should be avoided. Even if it tastes good:(

  2. You have done an amazing job!!!!! I just wanted to tell you!

  3. You are doing such an awesome job! And all of that seafood looks amazing!! So tasty!!
    Glad your love life is taking off :) so many great changes for you!

  4. DANG GIRL !!! First of all look how skinny you are, secondly look how handsome your new man is, and finally OMG that is a LOT of seafood! WOW! Sorry that your hunger seems to be returning. Whenever I think mine is I do a low-carb day and find out nope, it's all due to me sneaking in more crap. The more I eat the more I want. When I eat dense protein like I *should* I find that the hunger virtually disappears. Maybe give it a try and see if it will work for you. Hang in there!

  5. I love starbucks too!! I haven't tried the tea there though. you are the second person today to mention that so I might have to try it. Love the pic and you look great!! I'm so happy things with the man are going well!!