Happy Easter Y’all!

We’re having a completely WLS friendly dinner tomorrow!  Ham and turkey breast, balsamic and green onion potato salad, turnip greens, deviled eggs, cucumbers in sour cream (low fat!), and a big old fruit salad. 

My easter basket (from my hubby) contained banana chips (NOM) and dried mixed berries.  Yay!

Goal before May 25th – lose the last 12 pounds to my doctor’s goal weight!

I’m a hot sexy bunny y’all!!

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Happy Easter!

Happy Holidays

To all of the readers of I’m Being Bypassed and La Casa de Pollo, Bob and I would like to wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and a prosperous new year.

A Very Gastric Bypass Thanksgiving

So, today was Thanksgiving.  Bob and I stayed home here by ourselves, which is fine, as there are few temptations here to get me in trouble.

I cooked a cornish game hen, stuffing, mashed potatos, corn, fresh baked bread, and gravy.  For Bob, I made a Mrs. Smith’s pumpkin pie.  He stuffed his plate, and I let him…it is Thanksgiving, afterall.

My plate, however, was a dessert sized plate.  On it, I had a smidge of the dark meat from the hen, a tiny spoonful of mashed potatos, a tiny spoonful of corn, a tiny spoonful of stuffing (yum…), and I made a spoonful of pumpkin puree with some cinnamon and sweet-n-low.  I had a quarter of a slice of the bread.  I did use a little of the gravy to wet things up since I’m supposed to be on mashed foods, and I didn’t bother to mash, but I did chew things very well.  I still couldn’t finish what was on my plate.  The dog got the crust to the bread, as well as the corn and potatos.  I allowed myself a little taste of everything, but got full pretty quick – which is the whole point of the surgery, no?

I’m proud of mysef.  Bob is going hunting this weekend, so I packaged up the leftovers and had him take them downstairs – the stuffing will get me if it is somewhere that I can see it.  Otherwise, out of site, out of mind.  He’s to take the bread with him, as well as the pumpkin pie.  I don’t want to take any chances.

I’m truly surprised at how having just a taste of everything was really satisfying.  Holidays before I’d stuff myself until I was so full I was sick.  I was never really satisfied with it, but I was stuffed, and uncomfortable, an inevitably 5 pounds heavier.  This year, I was satisfied and got to taste everything.  The taste was what was important.  And believe me, nothing tasted better than that stuffing.  It’s definitely got to be out of site out of mind!

I am so thankful that I’ve been given a second chance at my life.  This is turning out to be an incredible journey, and I’m just so thrilled and excited to be starting it!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!