10 July 2012

The Burp....

I have been thinking about writing on this topic for a few weeks now.
I am having a love/hate relationship with The Burp!!

Let me explain...

Since the offspring have flown the nest, and its just me.. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want and well not so much how much I want.

That is where the burp comes into my life.

At 2.5 years out with the band, I still suffer from "My eyes are bigger than my stomach" syndrome.

Very little deters me from wanting to pile my plate up or order way more food than I know (and realize) I could consume. 

I know there will be consequences
I know there will be discomfort and pain
I know there will be regrets
I know there could be multiple runs to the rest room to seek relief and suffer embarrassment.

But does any of that stop me??

NO!

And so I so heavily rely on The Burp to signal me when I am crossing the line..
I may still chose to cross that line knowing the above will occur .
But I also may chose to act responsibly and let those first few burps be the RED LIGHT to stop eating.

I also think I can outsmart my band and the burp.

My thinking is that by having multiple burps.. I am actually moving the food traffic along the esophagus.. thereby allowing me to eat more (Que the eyes are bigger than the stomach syndrome)

But does this theory work in reality??

NO!!

I often fail.. UNLESS.. and here is the sad part, unless I have had a glass or two of wine.
It so relaxes that band.. every time.

So, the reality is that if I am going to go out and plunk down $60 for a meal, I damn right should have a glass or two of pinot.. otherwise (see above).

So, let's raise a glass and toast the beauty of The Burp.. for without it.. I would never really know when to stop eating!

Be well

4 comments:

  1. I just saw Sharon Osbourne on Kathy (show on Bravo) and she said she always drinks a glass of wine to relax her band. I can totally relate to you on the whole burp thing...I do the exact same thing and say all those things in my head too!

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