Sunday, March 31, 2013
After I had major surgery for acid reflux, my surgeon told me I couldn't eat bread (and a few other things). That is okay with me. I do like bread but certainly I don't need it. Yesterday I was thinking about it. I could probably try bread again to see if I can swallow it. If not, I know that I should refrain from eating it and try again later. But I just don't care if I eat it or not so really, it seems like I should be telling people that "I don't eat bread," instead of "I can't have bread." Then I read a Spark Article about saboteurs, those people who try to convince you it is okay to eat things that you shouldn't, who don't want you to lose weight or be healthy. I don't really have that going on in my life right now, but I know my mom wants me to eat bread sticks from a place that we love next time I go visit her. The article actually suggested that we tell the saboteur that our physician says that we can't have those things right now. The article suggested other ways of getting out of eating when we don't want to or shouldn't or we have someone pressing us to eat too much or something unhealthy. I certainly can still use the excuse about the surgeon saying no...it is still true. But should I? I am not sure. At some point in time, I am just going to have to tell my mom that I don't eat bread anymore. She will be sad that I won't pig out on bread sticks with her anymore, but I think that she will understand.