Monday, August 29, 2011

First hang up

I am feeling better and better as the days go by. Today was another full day of seeing groups at school, I was busy all day long which made the day fly by!! We had a meeting after school and I didn't get home until a little after 5:00 and we had football practice at 6:00.  Luckily for me, I had dinner prepared in the crock pot!! My best friend's recipe for Green Chili Chicken tasty and so easy!! By the time we got home from practice, I heated up some black beans, and sat down to eat dinner I was starving!!! There in lies the problem! I experienced my first hang up tonight at dinner.  I was eating way too fast.  I was chewing thoroughly and the food was very soft, but I was not waiting between bites and I scarfed down a chicken taco on a corn tortilla at top speed.  With the next bite, I felt a clog in my chest and I could tell that I had messed up!! It hurt! I stood up and walked around the kitchen to tried to give it room to settle - that helped.  Then I took a drink of my lemonade - that was a mistake!!! It burned. :( I did not regurgitate and the food I had inhaled did settle but it was not without a lesson learned!!!! No matter how hungry I am, I have got to remember that I have to eat slow now or I will pay for it later.  Isn't it too bad that we don't have a warning signal that goes off before we do something that we will regret later....that would be so beneficial in many aspects of my life!! :)


  1. I think you'll find when you do have time to eat more slowly that you'll discover you have a soft stop signal that your body will give you. :) Mine is a hiccup, you'll find yours, don't worry!

    By the way, Ashlylin sent me over. Loving your blog so far. :)

  2. I equate the "getting food stuck but it doesn't come out and goes on down" to painfully swallowing a set of car keys. I loathe it and definitely learned quick to eat slow, eat little bites, chew lots, don't drink with my foods and stop every once in a while and ask myself...could I be done now...yeah totally...i'm done! :) You're doing great!