The Century Mark

I hopped on the scale this morning and I did a happy dance.  As of today, I’ve lost one. hundred. pounds.  One-zero-zero.  Just over six months ago, that was a mere dream.  A wishful thought.  My doctor cautioned me on setting an overall goal, “the average person will lose about 60-70% of their excess weight.” … More The Century Mark

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving is a little different in our house this year…especially after over 150 lbs have been lost between Mike and me.  We altered the menu slightly, because we really don’t need enough leftovers to feed a small army.  Mike was in charge of menu planning, which meant everyone chose a side dish. Abby – Green … More Thanksgiving 2016

The Mourning After

Politics was always a part of my childhood.  My dad talked about it and engaged me in the conversations.  I thank him for that… and for raising me as politically aware.  Mike and I are trying to do the same thing for our children. Admittedly, I’m disappointed in the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election. … More The Mourning After

One Month Milestone

Today marked one month post-surgery. 7/18/16 – 274 lbs; 4.8% lost since surgery 8/11/16 – 263 lbs; 8.2% lost since surgery Confession first: I’ve had an unhealthy relationship with the scale since coming home from the hospital.  For a while (a few weeks), I was literally stepping onto the scale daily.  Bad, bad Phyllis.  (I … More One Month Milestone

Fluffy Eggs

Diet Phase: Pureed Protein: 15 grams Ingredients: 1 large egg 2 tablespoons 1% or skim milk 1 tablespoon non-fat dry instant milk 1/4 cup 2% Shredded Cheddar Cheese Cooking spray Salt (optional) Instructions: Combine liquid milk and dry milk, stirring until lump free. Stir in 1 egg.  Mix well. Spray pan with cooking spray. Pour … More Fluffy Eggs