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Matriarchy: Sorry I've been missing. I was getting ready for weight loss surgery. I lost about 40 pounds over the last year, and had a lapband installed on Monday, Valentine's Day. I am now in the recovery period, working my way up from clear liquids, to full liquids, then mushy food, and finally fuller textures. The menu is very boring right now, and features a lot of commercial protein powder shakes. But after that, I will start experimenting more. Many of my old go-to recipes will still be fine. I made curried split pea soup and pureed it super-smooth to eat this week. Better than the canned cream-o-something soup I am allowed to have. Making potato soup tomorrow - part for my family, and part super-pureed for me. It is my intent to continue to eat real food, not the fake-sugar fake-fat stuff the weight loss industry pushes at me.
7 years ago
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Janice Cook: Best wishes with your recovery. I like the idea of putting healthy, pure foods in your body but pureeing them. The processed foods they've created are quite astonishing. It makes my head spin to see all of the "healthy" items that have been created for us.
7 years ago
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Dawn Knowlton: Wooohoooo! I am so happy for you. It is such a big step to take...I know. But with the band in place to help you along, some of the "weight" will be taken off your shoulders and mind and you can think about how you can live a healthier and more wonderful life! If I can help in any way, please let me know. Best of luck on this new journey!!
7 years ago
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Matriarchy: Thanks, guys! I think I am going to be focusing on putting the maximum flavor and texture into every bite. I know I will feel full quickly, but that doesn't mean I will have had "mouth hunger" satisfied. I have less of the "head hunger" they talk about, and more of a craving for flavor and texture. (Which I am not getting in the puree stage of food I am in right now.) I chewed the juice out of a piece of roast pork and spit the rest out - LOL! I also ate a cracker with hummus, green tomato chutney, and a dab of hot sauce - chewed into nonexistence. I have far less problem with the sugars they keep warning me away from, and more with savory things I cannot have yet. I did find a new flavor combo: cream of wheat swirled with baby food organic sweet potatoes and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
7 years ago
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Margaret : My thoughts and prayers are with you for your recovery. I hope this past month has brought you closer to foods you can chew! :) And I hope that your recovery is moving along well too.
7 years ago

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