Thursday, June 10, 2010

Adventures in Baby Food

First of all, the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last night! What a year for Chicago. We have the winners of the Stanley Cup, "American Idol" and "The Biggest Loser" all hailing from our fair city, and it's been over a year since any of our governors have been arrested and impeached. That's huge for us.

Also, I know I promised not to do too many posts on blending food,  but I just finished eating a blended Chipotle Carnitas Burrito Bowl.  It was delightfully gross looking and had the consistency of pre-made salmon salad. Yummmm.



Yes, sour cream and all.  Eat your heart out all you food bloggers whose pictures I drool over.  Anyway, it was delicious.  I think I am getting over my aversion to the texture of baby food.  I have been surviving mostly on milkshakes and chili, so this felt like Thanksgiving to me this afternoon.  Incidentally, I've lost 6 lbs in the ten days since my surgery, but I certainly would never recommend this as a weight loss plan.  It's kind of sort of miserable, although the Vicodin really isn't the worse thing in the world.

Oh, and I have to add this picture from my friend Sarah.  I'm crossing my fingers so hard that it actually hurts.  Go Bears!

11 comments:

  1. Yummy! Why didn't you blend a $1 Jimmy John sandwich?

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  2. I thought about it, but after your advice about chicken broth or tomato sauce, I decided sour cream and salsa were the way to go.

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  3. I don't know...six pounds in ten days is impressive. Plus you get narcotics. Besides the initial excruciating pain, I think you almost have a diet plan ready to publish. Hell, it already makes more sense than the lemonade one.

    Just don't publish it with photos. Please.

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  4. I"m curious as to how you are losing weight eating like that? Aren't there a ton of calories in that burrito bowl regardless if it is pureed or not? Especially with all of that sour cream?

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  5. I am not able to chew at all and it's been difficult to even eat 1000 calories a day. I burn 2000 calories at least every day. Food is really unappetizing when it comes out of a blender which makes it less likely I'll eat a ton, plus I haven't been feeling great. The burrito had 575 calories and that's all I had for breakfast and lunch. If you eat 1500 calories less than you burn, typically you lose a pound. I must have eaten 9000 less calories than I burned, resulting in 6 lbs down in ten days.

    Again, I'd never recommend trying this but I am not exaggerating the weight loss. I'm not even happy about it as I'd rather lose weight safely and feel strong instead of gross and cranky.

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  6. Actually it's a 3500 calorie defect to lose 1 lb. I'm sure some of the weight is water too. The last time I had this surgery i lost 17 lbs in one month. Not healthy and not fun.

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  7. Anonymous, although your comment sounds a little judgmental to me, I am going to give you the benefit of a doubt and assume that you are truly curious.

    Like Taryn, I was unable to eat solid food for over a month due to jaw surgery. Blended food is incredibly unappetizing. You find yourself nauseous at the thought of trying to eat, although you are incredibly hungry. Not eating while taking medicine kills your stomach. When you find something that doesn't disgust you after several days of eating sherbet or ice cream (which basically has no nutritional value at all) you will eat it. Not eating real food with protein and actual nutrients leaves you very weak. I lost a lot of weight and would never wish that on anyone.

    I am glad Taryn is finding a few meals that will get her through these next few weeks so that she can stay strong and get right back to working out and cooking actual food when this is over.

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  8. I had no intention of being judgmental but reading it back it could be taken that way. I need to reread things before I post.

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  9. In my head it sounded different, sorry Taryn!!

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  11. Yummy! Why didn't you blend a $1 Jimmy John sandwich?

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