I will just start with.... I AM STARVING TODAY! Not so sure what that is all about. Part of the issue may be that I have been home pretty much all day not really doing much. It may be because I am bored or maybe I am actually hungry today. My husband is out at a football game... which isn't my thing, so I stayed home. That was probably not such a good idea. However, I decided to use my time productively and walk 3 miles. That made some of the hunger go away, but that might be temporary.
Last night I had a work dinner and we went to Carrabas, an Italian place. I am currently on mushies. All my co-workers know about my Lapband so that is really not a big deal, but I didn't really want to have the waitress put some soup in a blender for me. I am not embarrassed to ask, I guess I just wanted to feel as normal as possible. So... I ordered the salmon with lemon butter. I am not sure how my surgeon would have felt about this, I am not supposed to start "chewing" until Wednesday. I figured what the hell... I am going to give it a try. So my salmon comes and it looks so good and smell amazing. So... I take a tiny tiny bite and chew it 40 times (I am counting in my head) and I swallow... and YUM. All was well. I figure as long as I chewed to the point of liquid it was probably the same as putting it in the blender. I only ate about 1/4 of the fish, but every bite was heaven. I have since gone back to mushies... but I must say, I enjoyed chewing again.