OK, first I gave you the good, now I’ll give you the so-so…
On the way to the concert, we made a stop to get subs. Oy, another obstacle! Bread is NOT my friend, not to mention ginormous sandwiches. The sight of a foot long sub makes me want to hurl. I got an ‘Atkins friendly’ salad – mounds of deli meat and fresh veggies. I was satisfied with my decision. So we get to the parking lot and set up for the food and drinking fest. I take two bites (TOO QUICKLY) of my salad and feel like I have to vomit! I’m in a parking lot and the closest bathroom was a least a mile away. I get a red solo cup and sit in the car and spit up into the cup – lovely! I DO THIS ALL the time – eat too fast when I am in a social situation and then pay the price! I know that’s why I did this surgery in the first place, so I wouldn’t eat so much – but it sucks that you NEVER GET A DAY OFF FROM WLS!!! When I am home, I am sooo good, but when I go out, it never fails….drama!!! I dread going out to eat or eating at someone’s house – and that really pisses me off! For the last year, I think I can count on one hand how many times I have eaten in a restaurant. But, in reality, I need to be able to overcome this and transition back into real life. I hate the fact that I can’t drink and eat at the same time and GOD FORBID I can’t get to a bathroom in enough time.
I went out to dinner with my family on Christmas Day last year – I was only 4 months post op. I remember RUNNING to the bathroom at least 4 times over the course of the evening. At the end of dinner, I was convinced I was becoming bulimic! Don’t worry - that NEVER happened. I do spit up on occasion, but the frequency has certainly decreased. It’s more up to me – if I eat the right food and eat SLOWLY, I’m golden. If I don’t – look out!
As MM says, "life after weight loss surgery, because it is for life"