Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Normal Food

I discovered today that I can eat lots of different things.  In fact, I am beginning to suspect that I can eat most anything now as long as it isn't too dry. And even with those, learning the judicious use of water or milk while I chew and swallow will make all the difference.  
The nice thing about this is that I can eat other places without worrying about whether there will be food I can eat or not.
There is still one problem.  Certain spices, vinegar and some fruits just burn my mouth.  Pepper for sure is on the no go list, miracle whip (because of the vinegar), and chili powder are too.  I think garlic is another one.  Sometimes just a very small amount gives me no problem.   
I can usually eat most fruits; I eat until they bother me and then I quit.
I made hamburgers for dinner today.  I ate mine in a lettuce leaf, with tomato, it worked really well.  I would have used mayo, but we were out.  We had green bean casserole and beets.  No problems there. 
For supper we had ham sandwiches with mayo and fruit salad, and strawberry-rhubarb pie, eaten at some kind friends. I like pie, it is my favorite dessert at the moment.
I was proud of myself to having gone a whole day eating normal food.  I still like my soup.  It is the way I get most of my calories.  It takes me a long time to get down even small portions of "normal food".  Chewing with saliva helps mash up the food in your mouth more quickly. I chew and sip, and it just takes longer. Plus, I get tired of eating after awhile, since it gets boring after awhile eating food that doesn't have much taste.
In order to keep from losing any more weight I still need to eat lots of soup.


Renee said...

Bring on the soup them...there are lots of kinds of soup and they are all good it seems.

Darcie said...

What an adventure in learning, huh? I LOVE soup to be honest, and never understand why people don't want it in the summer. I could eat it year round.