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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Year after...Before/After shot

I started this journey for my Bariatric Surgery back in January of 2011.  My first visit with the surgeon was March 2011.  They took a picture that day...and today I had my one year follow up. (Surgery was actually 7/20/11).  So a little more than one year after surgery, and about a year and a half since the first picture was taken.

I am IN SHOCK!!  Did I really look like that?  I will NEVER go back. NEVER.  I actually live in fear of gaining any weight back.

Here ya go...straight from my surgeons office:

Starting weight:  222 lbs, today's weight 151.4 ...not bad.

Sometimes after surgery you wind up w/ some absorption issues...and I have.  I don't absorb iron like I need to, so I have to go in for Iron infusions this week and next.  Then, after my 6 mo check up in January 2013, I'll do blood work and probably do infusions again.  It's OK...I'm not going to sweat it.  One day at a time on this incredible journey! :)


Sunday, August 5, 2012

Tomato Soup and the Kitchen Sink

Ok...yup...I did it again. I made some AWESOME soup. :) hee hee  Even Mr. Eye Candy likes it!
Here's what I made:

I had some yummy yellow squash and zucchini from our garden, so I chopped them up too!

2 small yellow squash cut into tiny cubes
1 (or more if you want) small zucchini cut into tiny cubes
3 tomatoes (boil in water to remove skin) cut up
1 large can of tomato paste (or tomato soup)
1 pkg of sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic chopped/minced
1 onion
Chives (I just cut up the ends of my onion)
3 cups of milk
1 tsp (or go by taste) celery seed
1 tsp (or by taste) parsely
Garlic Salt, pepper to taste
2 tsp Basil
1/2 stick of butter

In large skillet saute onion, garlic, veggies

In large pot pour other ingredients and simmer.
Add in skillet items...and other spices/herbs and butter

Simmer 20 min +

ENJOY. So good. :)