Since starting the pureed phase, I've been able to have more variety and more flavorful things. Tuesday night I had some tilapia, Wednesday I pureed some canned chicken with a little bit of light ranch dressing, garlic powder and pepper along side some laughing cow creamy swiss. Maybe not the most appealing to look at, but good nonetheless. Made pasta e fagioli soup for the family and pureed 3 oz for me (though I didn't know how to figure out the protein for that). It was nice to be able to eat the food the family was eating. Tonight I mixed 1/4 c. cottage cheese with 1 T marinara and heated it up. Added a dash of parmesan cheese and had my own noodle-less cheese lasagna. (Okay, not exactly but the taste was really good - and again the variety was nice.)
I know this is a psychological issue, but there is a little bit of fear that now that I'm adding a variety (and another ounce of food per meal) that I won't lose weight. While I know this is not the case, the thought is still there some times and it makes me get a bit teary-eyed if I think about it. I'm guessing the years of failure are still lurking in the shadows. The good thing is that I know God never fails and that if I will fully turn it over to Him, the fear of failure will be gone. That's my goal - to turn it over and not take it back.
So that's where I am at the moment...tired and a bit apprehensive. Praying some sleep will give me the much needed energy for tomorrow - hoping I can get to the Y to get in some exercise. Exercise is needed, not only to be successful in this journey but for energy as well.
Pureed chicken / laughing cow cheese
Pureed pasta e fagioli soup
Cottage cheese + marinara
And since it's my blog and I can post about anything I want... this is me (Gigi) and my gbaby! Isn't she precious???
Bella saying, "Hello world!" (less than 48 hours old)
"I praise you [God] because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." ~Psalm 139:14