Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Books!

I went and got some books today that I had to share! I love cooking light. They use real ingredients which to me makes all the difference. It never feels like I'm on a diet when I eat their meals. I'm a cookbook whore, but I'm very particular. I like my recipes to have pictures. I fully believe that we eat with our eyes first and heck, if I'm making a new meal I want to know what its supposed to look like!! I'm trying to get the DH into cooking with me. I think he's a little worried that I may get thin and leave him. Silly bear. I told him that I've tried several times not to love him, but I always failed. For better or worse I love him. Anyway, I looked through this book and fell in love. I totally recommend it!

Onward. I have seen a couple of the ladies post about this next find by Geneen Roth. I've read her column that she had in one of the magazines, I think it was redbook and they were always pretty good. So I decided to pick up the book I'll let you know what I think. And any of you who are reading it or have read it I would love to know what you think/thought!!

I went to the Dr.'s office today for my post op follow up. He said that the incision are healing nicely and based on the feedback that I gave him I will probably be ready for my fill by my next appointment which is 4/27! According to their scale I weighed in at 217. Not bad, but I wish it was better. I'm not gonna lie. I felt that feeling of disappointment. I don't really know why because I'm down from 233 so really its a great loss from the start of the process. I don't even know what I was expecting.

The kids daycare called today and Maddie was running a fever, so I picked them both up and they will be home with me tomorrow. My last day of freedom. Oh, well. My large incision is still pretty sore so I'm really hoping that starts to feel better soon. Its also supposed to rain tomorrow, so hopefully it won't last all day.

Have a good night!!


  1. Let me know how the books are pretty please! Great loss - slow and steady remember! Smooches!

  2. Yay for such a great loss already! I put the Geneen Roth book on hold at the library, I can't wait to read it! Let me know how you like it! If you need anything, let me know!

  3. I love pictures with my recipes too. Let us know what you do to get DH to help with cooking. Mine just doesn't want to, so I have to make him open the wine and keep pouring. My DH asked me if I was going to leave him when I got thin. Funny, I had never thought about it. Plus I told him he would have to get rich first as I wasn't going to live in poverty :-)

    Someone else mentioned the Geneen Roth book. I read the excerpt on Oprah's page and it does look like a good read. Maybe you can post some of the "what really hit home" with you.

    And be happy with the weight loss. We have to learn patience. Happy reading (and cooking).

  4. Glad to hear you are doing so well. My port site stayed sore for a long time but some tylenol and believe it or not a compression garment made it feel better. You are doing great, like someone just told me..a loss is a loss is a loss.

  5. Hope Maddie is feeling better and you can still have some fun on your last day of freedom.

  6. I've heard about that book by Roth as well. I really want to read it. Not sure when I'll have time to read for pleasure between all the reading I have to do for school. Please tell me if I need to make time to read it!

    I couldn't agree with you more about cookbooks with pictures! I mean seriously, what's the point of including a receipe in a cookbook if it doesn't have a picture?!! I have never made a receipe that didn't have an accompanying picture.