Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Julie/Julia Project... for WLS peeps

Last night I watched one of my favorite movies: Julie & Julia.

And it got me thinking... What if I cooked my way thru a weight loss surgery cookbook? Has anyone in our community done this? Has anyone blogged this? Granted, I'm kind of ripping off the idea from the movie based on Julie's experience... but its kind of a cool twist!

Back in October I picked up 'Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery' because after flipping thru it at Borders, I liked how the recipes were taylored to our itty bitty pouches, and many of them looked pretty tasty. Another plus? It has a whole section on sauces - and I've never met a sauce I didn't like! I have yet to cook anything from it, and for that matter, I'm still on a clear liquid diet. (Only 7 days left, but who's keeping track anyway, ha!)

Needless to say, I'm a bit premature in the undertaking of it... but the more I think of it, the more I want to do it. Once I get out my soft foods stage, and advance to something a bit more stable, its going to be my next project... Well, that, and canning. That project is another blog for another day tho!

p.s. Today marks 3 weeks since surgery and two more days until I return to work. I am dog-sitting for my mom, watching Guiliana & Bill (I'm a reality t.v. show addict, but hey, we all have our vices), and doing laundry. A nice, relaxing Tuesday.


  1. That sounds like an amazing idea!! Please do it.. maybe ill do it with you!! I am 1 month post op.. so glad I found your blog.. i need someone close to my postop date! I really do love your idea!!

  2. I know there is a couple cookbooks out there taylored to us... What if you chose another one and we both blogged on them simultaneously? Its actually a good way to keep ourselves accountable!

  3. I actually got this cookbook for Christmas! They have some good recipes in it. I made the Shrimp Scampi on page 140. It came out pretty good.. I have read online that the recipes lack in flavor though.. One of these days I'll be making the scallops on the cover.. they make me drool every time I see them!

  4. I am 1 day further from my surgery, 1/3/11. I am feeling great but am also looking for good dishes as my hubby will be sharing them with me so we can prepare just one meal at a time. I 'll keep up with your blog and share anything i find !

  5. I like this idea. I would follow it! 29 days out.