Thursday, November 18, 2010

One of my favorite band friendly recipes!

Barbecued Thai Turkey Bundles

A family favorite. Wrap these tasty “burgers” in cabbage or lettuce leaves for a fun finger-food meal
Thai dipping sauce
  • In a large mixing bowl combine egg, chestnuts, bread crumbs, green onion, soy sauce, lemon juice, ginger, sugar, salt and chili oil. Add turkey; mix well. Shape into 12 loaves. Grill over medium hot coals or broil 3 inches from heat for 12-14 minutes or til juice runs clear, turning once. Serve each loaf wrapped in a cabbage leaf. Garnish with cilantro.
  • Thai Dipping Sauce:
  • In a small bowl combine-
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 T fish sauce
  • 1 T snipped cilantro
  • 2 t sugar
  • 1 t soy sauce
  • ½ t crushed red pepper
  • ½ t sesame oil

    All the "stuff" in the turkey keeps it really moist and the sauce is SO good.  We lovingly call it crack sauce in our house because when I make it we just can't stop!  We LOVE it!  I make this probably once a week, its great!
    Also I use splenda instead of sugar. You also don't have to grill the bundles, I often just broil them in the oven.
    Have a great day all!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Thank you

Thank you all for your nice and kind comments about my post yesterday.  I took to opportunity to talk with my son and it was a great talk.  He loves me regardless of my weight and that is what matters.
I had a fill yesterday and it sucked.  I have decided I need to find a different clinic.  When I go in for a fill I expect to hear my weight difference without figuring it out myself and a smile from the staff would be nice as well.  When I ask a question about my band I expect a honest, accurate answer without the huffing and puffing and snide looks.  Asking if I can use a straw now is not a dumb question, asking how much fluid you are going to put in my band is not a dumb question either.  The first time she attempted to fill my band yesterday was unsuccessful and TERRIBLY painful.  I finally tool the nurse practioners hand and used it to pull the needle out of my stomach. It burned and was...well just not how it should have felt.  It bleed a lot as well.  I am not sure what happened.  The second time she tried, I told her she was in and she didn't believe me, she proceeded to dig around and I then asked her to try and draw some fluid out to see if she was in.  She finally DID pull some out and of course, as I said....she was in.  I asked how much she was putting in and the answer was...."a little over 1cc."  So I guess I now have "a little over" 6cc in my band.  I am definitely feeling more restriction and  hope it stays like that for awhile, while I find a new clinic.  I called one place today and they don't use  Realize bands so they said I would have to go elsewhere.  I will continue to look and hopefully can find another clinic that can help me out and show a little kindness. Well...time to get a kiddo on the bus!  Thank you all again so much for your support, it is nice to know I can come here and vent!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010


My 6 year old son told me this morning while we were waiting for the bus that a little girl that has been a bit of a pain in the ass this year, said...."your  mom is a fatty".  I can't stop crying.  How can the words of a 5 year old girl cut so deep.  I don't want my son to have to deal with this....why do parents teach their children these things. I don't care if it's intentional or not....NOT ACCEPTABLE!!  My son knows the word fat isn't hurts people, even his mommy.

Friday, November 05, 2010


This was at my highest weight....275 or so.

This is at my daughters birthday party two weeks ago!

What an amazing difference!  I really never realized how big I was, its weird to see the difference!
Surgery went well!  WAY better than lapband surgery and coming out of anesthesia was a TOTAL different experience this time, a better one.  I am so happy with how well things went.  It's been a week and I am really sore, but hanging in there.  My husband and children have been incredibly patient and for that I am SO thankful. I have gained a few pounds, but kind of expected that.  I have a fill Tuesday and CAN'T wait!  Thank you for all your nice comments from my last post.....I have just been in a funk and put WAY to much pressure on myself. I am trying to find a balance.  Until then, I will post and comment when I can!  Hope you are all well and have some great comparison pictures that I will try to get up soon!