And being ten years out from conversion to Gastric Bypass surgery my diet has changed a lot and posting lo-cal recipes has fallen to the wayside too. :( And sadly a lot of my old (bad) eating/coping w/food habits have returned along with extra weight. I'm still not at my Pre-surgery weight but definitely need to get some of this regain OFF! I can definitely say it was a great decision to have the conversion surgery. And the RNY is all in place and ready to work with me whenever I take the time and effort to work with it. This many years post-op my small-intestine villi (is that the right word?) are doing their utmost best to absorb all my bad calories and store them as fat. So what I need to do is to get back on track and follow the 'Pound of Cure' diet and get rid of those fat stores. I highly recommend that diet for anybody and everybody needing to lose weight. Google it...it comes from a weight loss surgeon and makes So. Much. Sense! Not the easiest food plan to follow in the beginning but if you stick with it you'll see results. I followed it last year and lost 30#. But then I slacked off and got a lot of them back. Below is a delicious breakfast of turkey breakfast sausage and sauteed zucchini, If it contains zucchini, I am very happy to eat it especially for breakfast!
Now that I'm pretty much not working (I don't know if a 6-hr a week job as a vendor counts?) I have more time for Grand-Mothering, sewing, crafting, web-browsing and of course gardening in season. It has been crazy fun to learn more about canning and dehydrating. So cool to have a ready supply of my own home-grown organic food! And very soon I will be able to add low-acid foods like green beans and legumes to the pantry when my pressure canner arrives and I begin to learn that skill too.
And I've even also started an Instagram account: Molly's Instagram (it is private so just message me for a follow request) and I even have a Twitter account though it only sees slightly more activity than this poor little blog Molly's Twitter
http://www.territorialseed.com/product/Music_Garlic. They have the best quality and such superior customer service for those of us here in the Pacific Northwest....even if some of us are not in the maritime climate!
If you have not fallen onto your keyboard/phone fast asleep I'll say goodbye for now and hope to have another update before the year is over. Sorry that I have no photos to add (even of the incredibly adorable grandchildren...they are on my phone and I have no idea where the cable is to attach to the laptop to be able to download them! Argh....technology!)