Sunny, thanks for the welcome, and for the reminder about chewing (and adding the comment "until your teeth fall out"... too funny!). Most of the time (when I remember and don't forget) I do chew, and mash the food in my mouth while savoring the different flavors since I can't eat as much as before, and even close my eyes to focus on the food in my mouth before I swallow. It helps me to slow down and make the food last, and now, more importantly, to see if I might have trouble. I am starting to recognize that weird sensation that the food I'm eating might not be digesting well.
I can understand adding a little something to the mix. I had eaten egg salad with some low fat mayo, then another day had a hard boiled egg alone. I had more trouble digesting the egg than the egg salad. And I have been good about the drinking rule, always waiting a half hour. My husband sets his cellphone for me, so I know when to drink. He likes to help that way...lol.
But thanks most of all for your encouragement, especially regarding a healthier lifestyle. I am hoping this is the beginning of some wonderful changes in my life, and am grateful for a second opportunity.
The more a man knows, the more he forgives. Confucius
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