Monday, January 12, 2009

A Tiny New Obsession

One of the tricks that successful gastric bypass patients use to get and stay thin is tiny dishes and utensils.

It's totally psychological--for people used to piling their plates, it can feel like torture only having two ounces of food on that same plate (even though that two ounces will stuff you). Those two ounces will fill a tiny plate. And using tiny forks and spoons makes you take tiny bites, which is ideal for tiny stomachs.

So, a couple of months ago I was at Target and they had lots of tiny dishes. Cute tiny dishes. And little silverware, too. So I bought a few. And then I was at Pier 1 and they had even cuter tiny dishes, so I bought some more. Over the past couple of months I've started a nice little collection.

Sorry, this is a horrible picture but I had already put them all away and didn't want to get them all out again. Look how cute those tiny spoons and forks are! Did you know spooning leads to forking? True story.

So, now you know what to get me for my birthday (after the Ronco Dehydrator, of course).

Something else I've been collecting? Vitamin supplements. This will be mandatory for the rest of my life.

Not pictured: 8 pounds of isolated whey protein powder in various flavors.


  1. "Did you know that spooning leads to forking? True story."
    I actually snorted when I read that. You crack me so consistently up.

  2. OK, but just don't let the "tiny collection" thing get too carried away. Once you get into the tiny collection, then it's the 18 cats an then all of a sudden, before you know it, you're the crazy lady with the tiny collection and the 18 cats. True story.


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