Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Missing Big Bites

Amy posted that she doesn't gorge anymore. She said: "I'm often amazed by how little I eat. I mean, really, really little amounts of food. And I don't starve to death, despite what I used to think would happen if I didn't gorge at every meal."

I've been thinking the same thing about the big bites of food that I ate pre-band and it makes me a little sad. I thought I would miss food but really I miss taking a big, ol' humongous bite of a burger or submarine sandwich or a hunk of pie or cake. It just can't be done. My last little fill was over a month ago. I'm at ~4.5 cc in my 10 cc band and am tight as all get out. And maybe that's why I am craving those big bites. I don't want the food, just the big bite. It's sort of the same when we were on the pre-op liquids—I wanted that chew.

But then I started wondering if I should just take a great big bite, chew it and then spit it out. But I won't swallow. Because it sure ain't going through the band.

17 comments:

Bonnie said...

Thank goodness for restriction.

Barbara said...

I know what you mean.. I still see those burger commercials and think.. Boy would I like to take a bite outta that thing! But you are so on the money about the fact that it is little bites, and chew, chew, chew.. I guess this is the trade off..

Sherry said...

Ugh. I know I should be reflecting on the insight of this post but I'm focused on 4.5 cc in a 10 cc band. I have 6.25 in a 10cc and feel like there's not a thing in there...urgh.

Cindylew said...

I'm with my friend Sherry on this one...Ya know that commercial where she takes that big bite of the cheeseburger???? Well that's me...even with the band and 4.5CC's in there. No I'm not eating cheeseburgers but I know there'd be nothing preventing me if I did decide to have one...and that's freakin' scary.

Nella said...

its the commercials that kill me.
i have taken a massive bite and then spitted it out in fear!

Tina said...

just reading about all of the hamburgers is making my through make swallowing movements...ohh now im salivating. I don't know of those feelings will ever go away completely. I still have them (obviously from what is written above). It will get better though. I now have longer gaps between the desire.

I have heard of people taking a big bite and then spitting it out...I don't think I could stop myself from swallowing so have never tried it. I have tried chewing gum twice and all I did was worry the whole time about getting an accidental gob of gum stuck in my stoma...in the end it just wasn't worth it.

same thing with the bites i guess for me....

Tina

Marie said...

I feel the same way. You know those sushi rolls with rice and how you are expected to eat them in one bite? Well I did that last week on a date and right when I swallowed it I regretted it. Can you imagine? I was lucky and didn't puke it up but I couldn't eat anything else and he was probably wondering why!

Aunt Janet said...

Ain't it the truth! I am a newbie and learning to slow down, take small bites and chew is hard work. Taking those big ole' bites was easy. Maybe that's why I weighed 248lbs.

Amy said...

YEAH! I got an honorable mention! I totally miss big bites. I really, really do. But I don't miss them 95 lbs gone worth, if you know what I mean. :)

tessierose said...

I miss that too and I miss being able to just eat on the run, those days are over.

Pamela E. Williams said...

You know I was thinking about this just the other night. I was thinking about food (was having dinner at the time) and I was just taking huge bites and having a good ole time. Then the thought came "you won't be able to do that when you get banded." I said to myself "ahhh well" and kept on eating. I wonder is that a psychological thing.

Stephanie said...

When hubby and I went out for dinner last weekend, I was the dork cutting up my sushi. Usually I would pop the big peice in all at once and barely chew and swallow. Now here I am, cuttng up sushi in an upscale restaurant. Big bites are what got us in trouble in the first place, so I am willing to make the sacrifice and look a little stupid every now and then!

Janelle said...

I have missed the big bites too, but what I do is actually take big bites, and then I chew and just swallow little chunks as I chew. Maybe that won't work for everyone, but it is actually what I do most of the time! Weird, huh? My mom watches me eat and asks how do you take bites that big?? (She is banded, too) I just tell her that I swallow in little chunks and then continue chewing the rest!

CHRISTINE said...

I do the same as Janelle, just swallow a little at a time. I have 6.5cc in a 11cc band and not much restriction. getting a fill today. It is strange how we are all so diffrent with fills.

Drazil said...

Listen here - I'll take all the big bites for you and keep getting fatter and you just keep on with your little bites and keep shrinking...mmkkaayy?

Seeing in colour said...

Thanks for your comments Sandy!

Hmmm i still take bigish bites... i know thats not right... i feel everything is pretty out of whack at the moment.

Isnt it all just a huge octal brouhaha ouphe batt psychological rollercoaster... our minds are saying we want a bigger bite but we know we dont really NEED it.... i think thats what im finding the hardest... its my head not my stomach.

Ashx

Dalia said...

Big Bites Rock but just arent for us anymore.. I still take the occasional big bite and put my fork down and chew forever. Makes me feel like I accomplished something when I'm able to swallow it 10 minutes later. Makes me look like a chipmunk too.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...