Learning to Be Free

Have you ever taken the time to read the various definitions of the word freedom?  Most of us have a decent enough sense of the word.  And, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve heard many arguments for and against symbols of freedom and respect or disrespect as it relates … More Learning to Be Free

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

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

You Are What You Eat

Protein. Protein. Protein.  I’ve heard that word at least a thousand times since embarking on the bariatric surgery journey, and that’s problem a low estimate. For the past two weeks since my surgery, I’ve been faithfully drinking 2 Premier Protein shakes a day.  I chose Premier because I can drink an 11 ounce pre-made shake … More You Are What You Eat