Friday, January 22, 2010
As a food addict, I have many "triggers" that will send me into a binge. One of those is being sick. While skinny people say that being congested/having a cold makes everything taste blah and they lose their appetite, it is the opposite for me. When I am not feeling well, I WANT FOOD. Not soup or broth, I usually will turn to fast food double cheeseburgers, pizza, you get the picture. Being banded did not turn off that trigger, but he did stop me! Last night the family had a wonderful smelling pizza and even though I PB'd my lunch, my addict brain told me I needed that pizza because I was sick. Well, I ate half a slice and guess what? I pb'd it all. I don't know if it is mucus or the cold meds, but my band is tight as a drum right now, nothing but liquids "soup/broth" is getting through. My band is taking care of me while I am sick, making me eat the right things, even when I didn't want to do it. I am able to eat the things sick people should turn to and my band is not letting me cheat. This cold could have been disastrous to my healthy lifestyle, if not for my band!