So this weekend brought about some new Firsts for me:
I ate at a restaurant for the FIRST TIME SINCE SURGERY. I purposely avoided a restaurant that offers bread or chips before a meal. I ordered the Tortilla Soup, and enjoyed a lovely meal with my son! Also for the FIRST TIME EVER IN MY LIFE I actually left some food in my bowl. An 'angel's share' so to speak, but still a first.
And I went to a social function for the FIRST TIME SINCE SURGERY. I enjoyed a home-cooked meal at the home of a new friend with our Book Club. I enjoyed caprese salad (mozzarella and tomatoes), and then some spaghetti casserole. I avoided the garlic bread. I also did not try the steamed broccoli, only because I haven't progressed to solid foods yet, and I don't want her first impression to be me PB'ing in her bathroom all night!!! Now, the old me would have filled my plate to the rim with everything, and finished this all before everyone else, and gone back for seconds, and then dessert. What a refreshing change to actually put my utensil down between bites and be able to talk without food in my mouth. Yep, I'm liking the New Me!