Before the surgery I was trying to stay active and enjoy the things I like most in life. Travel, hiking, my family. It just kept getting harder and harder as the weight strained my body past its limits. My knees hurt. My back hurt. I was pre-diabetic, had high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. I was a poster-child for morbid obesity.
After my surgery, I began a love-affair with soup. I had always liked soup anyway, but for some reason, my new-shaped stomach really really REALLY loved it! It loved soup on a direct proportion to how much it HATED the protein shakes. I have much hatred for protein shakes, let me tell you.
At first I tried canned soups, but they were mushy, and salty, and just plain blechy. That was a definite no-go. So I started making my own. It was good, and full of protein (so THERE, you stupid shakes!), and comforting too. So I made more, and then more, and even more. Okay, to be honest, I became soup-obsessed. At times our freezer was stocked completely full of little 1/2 cup containers of frozen soup. Ham and Lima, Corn and Bacon Chowder, Sausage and Wild Rice, Butternut Squash and Cannellini. Little containers of soup gold in their very own freezer mine.
I started this blog because I'd like to share my soupy success with others. You don't have to have had weight-loss surgery to enjoy these soups. The rest of my family likes them really well too... when I share. Next time I post, I'll put up one of our all-time favorites... Sausage and Wild Rice Soup.
Soup: Good for the mind, soul, and body.