The answer is YES! I DID DO IT.
I am embarassed to even admit it. However this blog is about my life with the lap band and this is a doozy of an I did it! I ran to the hospital after work to see baby Isabella. We didn't get to go in right away they were working on changing her lines and they needed a sterile environment. Anyways, after the visit I am on my way to pick up my girls and my mind immediately turns to what am I going to feed them for dinner. Its already an hour later and they should be eating about that time. There is a Church's Chicken on the way there. I stop and order the 11 piece leg & thigh special. I am thinking I can feed my girls and give all the legs to my dad and he will be happy & fed too.
We stop at my parents house & visit for a few minutes. As my dad is taking the legs out I see a crunchy piece and decide to put it in my mouth and suck out all the flavor then spit it out. I am still on mushies so I know I can't swallow it. Oh my goodness was the flavor absolutely delicious. I had no problem spitting it out after I was satisfied. Its only been 5 weeks since I had anything so tastey. 2 weeks pre-op liquid diet and now post-op diet has been pretty bland. The girls and I say good bye and head home. My oldest wants her chickens, (yes, plural) now! I can't blame her. Its smells so good and it tasted delicious.
We are now home and I have to debone the chicken so the girls can eat it. I take the skin off for them too. Well without thinking a piece of fried chicken skin made it into my mouth. This time unconsciously. Next thing I know I swallowed some. OH MY GOODNESS WHAT DID I JUST DO? I can't even finish that thought because all of a sudden there is a huge pain in my chest along the breast bone. I spit out what is left in my mouth and start praying. Oh my, I just know I am going to die. It really hurts. I keep deboneing the chicken my girls need to eat dinner. I can die after dinner. I start to feel better and I am calmer now so I can think a bit more clearly.
This is my clear thought: "I survived that. Why don't I just suck all of the rest of the fat off of the chicken skin". YES, I DID! I chewed up all of the chicken skin to make sure I got all of the flavor out then spit it out. Yup, I sure did. I was possessed I am telling you. I don't know who or what possessed me but something sure as heck did. Fried chicken is not my weakness pizza and Mexican food are. I might have eaten fried chicken max of 3 times a year on average over my lifetime. Honestly, not my thing. If you happen to come across whatever possessed me please, don't send it back. I hope it doesn't try and have a visit with you either. :)
Do I feel ashamed? Yes, I do.
Do I regret it? Now I do as I burp it up and feel totally uncomfortable.
What was I thinking while I was doing it??? This is better than sex!