December 20, 2009

When enough is enough...

So it's official - I can no longer eat a full meal. This is something I didn't expect to happen. But there seems to be a trend beginning in the GB Household.

I know they say that eating 6 small meals a day is good for you (pregnant or not) but I'm a three meals a day kind of gal. Mr. GB likes to cook... a lot... and he's really good at it! So all our meals seem to be supersized! Usually, there's some sort of meat... some sort of potatoes, garlic bread or toast, and then a salad or other veggie side. Normally I keep my portions to a normal size and try not to eat TOO much but lately it seems like I've been gobbling up an entire plate without even blinking an eye.

Well it hit me the other night... the feeling of being overly stuffed that is. After eating my third or fourth dinner that week this way I came to the realization that there is no longer enough room in my belly for this kind of eating.

We were sitting on the couch watching a movie after dinner when I realized that I was REALLY uncomfortable - I could barely get a full deep breath without feeling like my belly was going to pop open. I had ate WAY too much! I got up and walked around a little bit - I drank a glass of water - tried going to the bathroom - the thought of making myself throw up even crossed my mind (more than once). To no avail, I decided to just go to bed... and vowed never to eat that much again.

The last few days I've been doing really good to not feel like that again. I can only imagine that its not going to get much better as I'm only going to have less and less room in there. I've been trying to do the six small meals a day thing - it still doesn't work great but I found if I just eat less for breakfast, lunch and dinner I usually need at least one snack so it's working out better. I just have to really watch it!

With all these holiday goodies lurking the next few weeks won't be easy - wish me luck!!!


Courtney said...

I know exactly how you feel! I'm someone who could always manage a decent portion size...and now that's just not the case anymore.


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