So I have been PBing like it is my job. I did it in the drive thru lane at the bank, in my in-laws bathroom, in my bathroom, on the side of route 6, at an animal reserve, the list goes on and on.
As we all know one needs to chew, chew, chew when they have the band.
A good bander will take a small bite and chew, chew, chew their food into oblivion. They will not drink as they eat. They will not overeat. They will just chew, chew, chew their small, small, small bites and enjoy their protein first meal. Always.
Here is what I have been doing for oh say 2 months. Because I’m a very slow learner.
I take a normal or slightly large bite of food. Chomp down on the goods. Think to myself yum! Chew. Swallow. Think to myself that I’m a MORON and need to take a small bite and chew, chew, chew. So I take a kinda small bite and chew, chew, swallow. Progress has been made but by this point I’ve already put myself into a bad situation. I now have a lodged piece of food burning a spot in my chest and I’m saying a quick prayer that I don’t choke. Prayer said, hands in the air, nothing is working. I think to myself "oh I know, I’ll take a drink". I take a drink... I'm now thinking to myself "OH SHIT! I shouldn’t have done that". Why? Because there is no place for the liquid to go expect back up. I do this every time. EVERY. TIME.
So now I have myself in a situation of not knowing if my fill level is where it needs to be or if I just really need to bite and chew the proper way ALL of the time and not just when I’m sitting alone enjoying a meal (which never happens).
My next fill is scheduled for January 18th and in preparation for this fill I am going to go back on liquids starting tomorrow. I’m not sure how long I will last but I hope to last 3 days and slowly work my way back. I hope this will help me to get better habits and also determine if I’m at the level that works for me. My current level is 4ccs.
Any advice Ladies? I could use it.