Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Unthinkable Happened

I lost my appetite! Yes, me of all people. Can you believe it?! I certainly couldn't. I have been mildly depressed since Saturday. Let me tell you how bad this was. I didn't even want to look at food. I mean no Tastespotting or FoodGawker. I didn't even want to go into the grocery store. I was starting to think that I was sick.

Well, I found out that it was one of the side effects of losing weight. You see I've lost nearly 18 pounds since I decided to change my eating habits. People have been reassuring me this is a good thing. What if I've lost my cooking mojo? Okay, I'm just being a little overly dramatic. Please forgive me. I know that losing the weight is the important part. I guess I now have an opportunity for a little creative license with my fave dishes. I have a chance to tweak them in a way that I'll get the flavor w/o so many calories or fat. You know I'll keep you posted.

How's your journey going? Have you kept up or fallen off the wagon? What sacrifices are you willing to make for your health?

3 comments:

Mrs. L said...

Wahoo, 18 pounds, that's awesome! I'm sure once your body adjusts and your mind catches up that any cooking mojo will be back in force!

My weight loss has completely stopped with my back strain...hard to lose weight when you're not even supposed to do laundry or, ahem, cook. Too much fast food these days.

AJ said...

Thank you! I hope so. My tastebuds will have to adjust also.

I hope that you get to feeling better, Mrs. L!

E. Lee said...

When I lose my appetite (which usually happens at the onset of Spring, when my body is no longer "storing up for hibernation") I have 3 go-to's. Maybe they'll help:
1. Generally, Cooking Light recipes on Myrecipes.com. Yum!
2. Sesame Noodle Salad, which I load up w/carrots, bell peppers, and cabbage. I've eaten 3 batches this month already. (http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Spicy-Sesame-Noodles-with-Chopped-Peanuts-and-Thai-Basil-238798)
3. Pho Bo from a Vietnamese takeout place. Something about the aromatic brothy goodness, with cilantro, hoisin, and bean sprouts always sounds good. :)

Good luck!