A few nights ago, I went out to a restaurant with a good friend of mine. We were celebrating because she'd gotten a great medical checkup and because she was getting ready to move into a newer and nicer apartment. As we chattered excitedly about all the opportunities opening up to her, I drank a beer and didn't pay much attention to the food I was stuffing into my mouth.
I should have known better. Two hours later, my stomach was in full rebellion and I was, as they say, worshipping the porcelain goddess.
Sometimes I think the further out I get from surgery, the harder it is to remember that I can't eat like other people any more. It's just too easy to slip back into old, dysfunctional habits that have been my friends for a lifetime.
After this newest incidence, I created some important tips to help me regulate my eating. I have one copy hanging on my refrigerator, one on my front door, and one in my purse. They help me, so I wanted to pass them on as a resource that might be helpful to others who've had weight loss surgery.