Friday, October 28, 2011

It's Friday Night and I am...

Washing clothes!  I figured since I was home, why not?  That way, it's one less chore for the weekend and hey, we need clean clothes!

I guess I'm going to share recent cooking adventures.  I still haven't conquered my fear of the scale and so I don't own one yet but I can tell by the way my clothes are fitting (or not! LOL) that the weight is still coming off.  I'm thrilled and terrified.  It's been ages since I've been this size and the fact I'm still "The Incredible Shrinking Woman"  somewhat disturbs me.  I suppose it's the fear of the unknown.  You know, "What do I do with this new body?"  " Will it change how people react to me?"  Wild and crazy things like that.

So I've been trying to work out meals that are easy, healthy and low carb, possible.  I thought I was going to be stuck eating the same old things forever but I found this wonderful blog called "The World According To Eggface"!  She is a WLS post-op and advocate and is 5 years out from her own RNY.  She also has the most fantastic recipes ever!  They fit into real life and even non-WLS patients will enjoy them.  Borrowing a page from her blog, I decided to make pizza!

Here is the recipe in case you're interested:

1 low carb tortilla - fajita size
3 tablespoons Veggie Chili
2 tablespoons Cheddar Cheese (I use the full fat stuff)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spread chili on tortilla and top with cheese.  Bake until hot and crispy  and cheese is bubbly.
I could only eat two slices but I'm sure some one who has not had the surgery could enjoy the whole thing.

You can add any toppings you like!  I know this will be my easy-peasy dinner staple from now on!

I love the fact that Eggface has taken the time to show how WLS post-ops can enjoy many of the treats we had before surgery and in a healthy manner!  It makes the whole experience much more enjoyable and I feel less deprived.


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