November 4, 2010

Wow Moment Today

I was checking out a BMI calculator a few minutes ago and since I've lost 46 pounds now, I'm no longer "Morbidly Obese" only "Obese".  Whomever makes up these monikers should be shot, but I'm moving and grooving to the lower side of the scale.  The Diva is rockin' the loser's bench!  W00t!

New Resources Posted!

Please visit my "Resources" page to find a few sites with some great recipes to try!  Put something new and yummy in your pouch or sleeve!

BariatricEating.com - BE, Inc. The number one bariatric website for protein, vitamins, and success.

Check Out this Site

I am always on the prowl for new recipes that I can use to satisfy my new "Joey" pouch -- as in kangaroo.  I was searching "bariatric recipes" and came across http://www.bariatriceating.com.  I found this site to have some pretty decent recipes for Thanksgiving!  There are also recipes that can be used at various stages of post-op dieting.  I hope that you will give this site a look, and let me know what you think.

Another good site for post-op recipes is one I personally follow http://theworldaccordingtoeggface.com Shelley also has some great recipes, and her story of her weightloss and surgery are priceless.  Check her out and whip up some of those yummy protein shakes.  Right now my fave is the Pumpkin Spice Protein Shake.  Had some this morning and it was yummy yummy!

October 31, 2010

Celebrating through Food -- Not!

This past week I've been in celebration mode at my job for having successfully implemented a new platform for our call center. It's been such a long road and to see the fruits of my labor finally pay off has been exciting. I think any other time I would have relished the idea of celebrating with food by going out to lunch and dinner with my boss or co-workers, but since I've had weight loss surgery, what comes to mind whenever someone mentions going out for lunch or dinner is, "Oh, dinner again? yeaaaah..." I'm telling you my voice is not chocked with excitement these days post-op! I don't want to seem ungrateful, but there has to be something else.


Trepidation stems from anxiety of what I can eat, what's on the menu; is it WLS friendly? And if I tell people I can't eat something they look at me strangely or say, "well, you can have this or that." I know food was my life, but that was my past -- no looking back! So I am now on a quest to find other ways to celebrate success and good news. Maybe we can all go to a Zumba class, or a movie, or some type of team building activity. If you come up with a way to celebrate great news that doesn't involve food, please leave a comment. I would love your feedback!