Well there had to be an upside coming eventually.
I keep thinking that this broken tooth thing was going to work for me as a weight loss tool.
And the first two weeks were decidedly not so much.
Finally this week I’m seeing the whole upside of being in pain when I eat.
The reality is that it limits the foods I can eat. Anything that requires a lot of chewing (this includes most fresh fruits and vegetables), anything that has lots of little pieces (bacon, multi-grain items, tomatoes, even the fine pieces of ground beef in chili), all these things are just off the menu. A single tomato seed over the weekend stopped me cold. The downside is that I’m reduced to eating lots of soft, smooth items. Which means a lot of things like potatoes which I generally try to avoid. But whatever keeps body and soul together.
The other part of this is that if I can get through most of a meal without pain I have taken to quitting while I’m ahead. So portion control is greatly enhanced.
The downside has been the weather hasn’t been cooperative and my exercise has fallen off. So I was a little worried going into the weekly weigh in.
And the news was good! I see the oral surgeon tomorrow for a consultation. No idea how soon the tooth can be pulled but there will be a further period of limited eating. So maybe that next milestone is about to fall. Dropped 2.5 pounds!
Official Weigh In Weight