Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Here is an Eggface recipe that
I am going to try since I am on puree:
Shelly's Baked Ricotta
8 oz of Ricotta Cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 large Egg, beaten
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup Marinara Sauce
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Mix ricotta cheese, parmesan, beaten egg, seasonings together and place in a oven proof dish. Pour marinara on top and top with mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven @ 450 for about 20-25 minutes (best) or nuke it till hot and bubbly. I usually made it first in the oven and heated the leftovers in the microwave.
Yesterday was a better day at work. The difficult colleague left early to go to the doctor and try to get some things figured out. I am glad this person decided to do this. I feel at a loss about trying to help.
Friday, August 7, 2009
YAY!! I navigated through a lunch out and a dinner out doing a cup of soup each time, and while the scales didn't go down, they certainly didn't go up! Presurgery, I would have come home and eaten a cheesecake or something just to calm myself down. What a relief to be in control!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The bad news is I don't have a blah blues strategy. Time to learn. What will I do to comfort myself today?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
6:29AM - GO TUNA!!!!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Anyway, today is the today of my first real social eating challenge. I am going to a mentor/mentee luncheon. The food is usually catered in and very nice, but none of it is full liquid friendly. I am sure there will be salad, I have never seen or heard about a soup at one of these. The entree is usually very nice pizza or gourmet deli sandwiches, neither of which will work. I am just very nervous about sitting with my mentee and pushing food around on my plate while she eats during the hour long luncheon. I guess I will see how it plays out and do the best I can. I am only 1 day from puree - maybe I could do a lot of salad dressing and chew the heck out of the lettuce, skipping the more fibrous veg in the salad. I don't like the thought of all the fat and calories in the dressing, but I am going to have to problem solve on this one.
Down another pound and a half today. In a new decade!! Woohoo!!!!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Here is the FABULOUS news - there is SO MUCH fabulous news that I am going to bullet it:
- I had no hunger feelings at all, no food envy of what other people were eating.
- I had no desire to cheat. If I had been out with just my husband who knows about my sleeve I would have ordered just a cup of the soup and been totally content.
- You know that mouth feel, where your mouth is just watering and wanting that food - GONE.
- You know that head and body feeling where there's like a pulse in your brain going EAT, EAT, EAT - gone.
- Before the sleeve, I would have shared an app, eaten a salad, and ordered an entree, probably eating at leas half to three quarters of it.
- Before the sleeve I would have eaten the leftovers before I went to bed or first thing in the morning for breakfast - not this time!
- Long story short, I ate 3-4 sleeve sized bites of the soup and 1 or 2 sleeve sized bites of the macaroni sauce AND I WAS SET!!
I can't tell you how wonderful this was. For a person who spent a big majority of each day planning food, thinking about food, stressing about food, and finally eating huge amounts of food, the control I felt at last night's dinner felt like a literal gift from God, and I do thank God for Dr. Zapata and my sleeve every single day. It is like being released from some kind of hellish slavery where food calls all the shots. Thank you, thank you, thank you again Dr. Z. and the gastric sleeve.