Blog archives for August, 2009


Archive for August, 2009

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Ah, the last weekend of (relative) freedom. I like my job and my students, but as always, I could use a couple more days or weeks off. The summer seems to go faster and faster every year. I have to decide how much info to give my classes about the impending surgery. My gut reaction […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I’ve been reading Obesity Help and have discovered something new from the collected wisdom of the posters: a fat-free thing that really does not taste fat-free. Now, a caveat: I am really picky when it comes to substitutes. I haven’t tried all the sugar subs yet (I guess stevia is next on the list) but […]

Friday, August 14th, 2009

One of the things I’m pretty sure I will have to give up is caffeinated coffee. This will be…unpleasant. I plan to buy decaf and blend it half-and-half with full caffeinated and wean myself off. I have been caffeine-addicted for so long that I don’t relish the idea of cold turkey.

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I am scheduled for gastric bypass surgery on Oct. 12, 2009 — four days after my 45th birthday. I created this blog to support and guide me on my path down that journey. I love to cook, to eat, and to write. This is a forum for all three of those loves. Comments welcome.