2012 - I had Vertical Sleeve Gastric Surgery in October 2012, and this is my journey to push the fat girl aside and start living life without fear of lawn chairs, the middle seat, clothing shops and high heels. Among other things.

2017 - I'm preop for the Duodenal Switch procedure for my sleeve to help me get to goal weight....and to fix another hiatal hernia.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Green Peppers, Chewing and Such

I am a wolfer. 

It was a problem before, its a problem now. The only difference now, is that I can get into real trouble with it if I don't chew things well.  

Sounds like a plan!

It came into play yesterday.  Distracted eating leads to old habits.

Yesterday lunch was 1 mini chicken skewer, one mini steak skewer, 1 pita and some hummus.  However, I was eating while I worked, and didn't use a fork/knife. I just ripped off bits of meat from the skewers with my pita and popped them in my mouth.  If I managed three chews on each mouthful, I would be surprised.

However, somethings are a LOT harder on me to digest. Specifically... green peppers.  Those little guys are really hard to digest, and I know that and its happened before and once before that too on some Green Apple

Getting food stuck in my stomach hole is really REALLY unhappy. I walk around the house, unable to get comfortable and alternating between drinking water and forcing myself to throw up to unclog it.  Happiliy it took most of the day to get to this point, so I finished work, went home and then had to work it out, instead of at the office, which would have been HORRIBLE!

This time it took over an hour of retching to get it out. When it finally happened and there was a goodly sized chunk of unchewed green pepper floating in the bowl.   Nice work girl, way to make life hard on yourself.

I suppose this is what it is teaching me.  Slowly albeit.

I don't know this for certain, but I'm willing to surmise: Smaller stomach = less digestive juices & less room to move the food around in to get it all good and digested.

I don't think about that typically, and in general have been eating well past discomfort for months.

Anyway, lesson learned. Or, lesson learned for now!  I know I'll slip up again (I'm human) but I hope that this is one more step closer to re-learning how to eat.

I just threw out the last 3/4 of my breakfast this morning. I'm full. That's what this is all about. Victory is Mine!

PU - 0
Crunches - 0
abs and back - tired


  1. With the sleeve, I was told that they remove the part of the stomach that produces most of the enzymes for digestion and hormones for hunger, so you're right :)

    1. Yes! exactly! I knew I heard something about that!! I just keep on forgetting and not taking it into consideration.