Today is the FISH FRY!
I love fried fish and shrimp, I am sure there will be salad, potato salad, french fries, and hush puppies too. I am very hungry right now — it is 30 minutes before meal time — so I know I can make it. I will be having a high protein shake, this will help curb the hunger pangs very shortly, but in the mean time it makes me think about what I will NOT be eating this afternoon, at my son-in-laws birthday party. … be back in a sec …
…..Sorry about that, but it was time to eat, and it is very important to stay on schedule. I really do not like the High Protein shakes. I am not sure why, but they make me nauseous, think I will just stick to adding a scoop of protein to my regular shakes once the last two HP shake mixes are gone.
Everywhere I turn lately there are people talking about yummy foods, most of which are good for you, and would be on my diet, when I am actually able to eat. On Facebook people are playing “lets name the ingredients” with fantastic photos of food! Even the plates look good enough to eat. I wonder if there really has been a rash of food talk or is it just that since I can’t chew anything I notice it? Probably the latter. One of my friends posted a video of a puppy raucously looking for food — that is exactly how I feel sometimes.
The good thing about todays outing is that all the food will be fried. This makes me very dubious about how my tummy would react to such a rich treat, and gives me the hope that I will be able to resist no matter how scrumptious it smells and looks. I just do not think adding fried food into my system would work well after almost 3 weeks of eating only liquids, my thinking on this is that I will need to introduce mild foods back into eating plan in order to actually gain the benefit of consuming them. [**After note** this was the hardest outing yet! I guess it was being there for the entire cooking time that just about made me nuts. I was beginning to be extremely agitated — thankfully — Mike noticed that it was time for us to leave just as the Cake was brought out! I all but cried on the way home. I held my own but it hurt so bad I could barely breathe.]
Pictures will follow later — much later — because my HUBBY is taking me dancing! We are going to practice our Ballroom Dancing with another couple from our dance class. This should be a LOT of fun and the really awesome thing is the husband of the other couple is none other than Dean Jones, and he is on Optifast as well. So, we can support each other! He has lost 33 pounds so far!
Well, it is a bright sunny cold day out and I am excited about my evening …. so off I go to prepare for the day …… until later …… Happy Healthy Eating ……S
P. S. Thanks Donna and Doc for asking us to go with you — we had an amazing time! You all are the best!