Sunday, February 24, 2013

I like a mouthful

It is true...I like a mouthful. I know one of the main "bandster rules" is to take small bites. But I have never been one to follow that rule. Instead, I still take big ole bites and chew and chew and chew, swallow a little.....and then chew and chew and chew, and swallow a little...and chew and chew and chew...and swallow a little more. For some reason I have never been able to deal with that small bite rule. I even bought the little forks and spoons in the beginning...but it just didn't work for me. I figure as long as I am still chewing it to death, and only swallowing a little at a time, then the concept is still the same.

In case I have never told ya, I am not one who likes a lot of variety in what I eat. I eat the same ole things over and over. Every now and then I will get on a kick of something new (new to me) that I will eat for days. This week it is soy nuts...

 
 
I love to eat these as a snack or in a salad. They have around 120 calories for 1/4 cup and 11 grams of protein.
 
 
Still no news on the tummy tuck. At first my surgeon's office messed up and it didn't get submitted to insurance. Then, my insurance requires everything to be mailed in, rather than sent in electronically (hello????....it is 2013, wtf??), then there was holiday (President's Day) so it took a little longer to get to them. They told me to call back on Thursday and hopefully I will know something then. I am still shooting for a surgery date of mid March, which is just 3 weeks away...so I hope they get on the ball about it.
 
 
A friend of mine had Gastric Bypass in August. She has already lost 100 pounds. That is just crazy fast. I had about 6 pairs of pants that still had the tags on them that were too big for me, so I gave them to her today. I have a feeling that within a month they will be too big for her. We are actually about the same weight, but she is in bigger pants sizes than me and smaller top sizes. It is crazy how  differently we all carry our weight. It is one of the very reasons that I have never been obsessed about the number on the scale. I am more obsessed with how I feel and what my clothes look like on me :)
 
 
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Tomorrow is Monday already?????
 


4 comments:

Banded Strong said...

I have trouble with the smaller bites too. So I do the same as you and concentrate on how much I chew and swallow. Glad to hear I am not alone in that one!

jennxaz said...

mmm haven't tried those...I love roasted edamame....and yes..I should take smaller bites than I do. Insurance....what can I say..they suck!

Connie O said...

I like a mouthful too! Even if I'm having a tiny meal, it just makes it feel like I'm getting more to eat.

Hope you get good news from your insurance company soon.

Catherine55 said...

Ha ha! I only take small bites because otherwise I can't have a decent conversation while I'm eating...

After a few big bites where I had to chew.. and chew.. and chew for ages before I could answer a question, I got in the habit!