I’ve always heard that the negative thoughts in your head could harm you and harm your weight loss efforts. I think there is another type of thought you can have that can also possibly cause you harm – thoughts that you aren’t as big as you really are. Now that I’ve lost 44 pounds and I look at myself in the mirror, I still can’t believe I’ve lost 44 pounds. I feel like I currently look like what I have always thought I looked like. Imagine if someone who is severely obese doesn’t recognize that it’s gotten that bad. That was me. Even more unusual is the thought that once you’re obese, it’s hard to picture yourself anything but that. I know I still have a ways to go to hit my goal weight and I should be celebrating the weight loss that I’ve already lost (went from a size 20 to a size 14 pant) but I still look at myself as being obese, therefore I find it semi-hard to celebrate my weight loss. I wonder if I’ll ever not categorize myself as not obese, even when I’m at my goal.
I’d love to hear from others who have gone from being severely obese (also known as morbidly obese) to being at their goal weight. What are the thoughts in your head? How do you push through and stop looking at yourself as being fat?
Yesterday was Friday and in the past we’d celebrate it with ordering pizza. Now that we can’t do that, I decided to make our own pizza with the crust made from zucchinis. It was so delicious and just as good as our cauliflower crust pizza.
You can top your pizza with whatever you’d like but in anticipation of Cinco de Mayo coming up, I went with a Mexican themed pizza.
- 2 medium zucchini, shredded (about 2 cups)
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet or pizza stone with parchment paper.
- Shred your zucchini. With your hands, squeeze the zucchini to remove excess water. Add the eggs and cheese; mix well. Your hands work really well for this step.
- Spread the "dough" onto the pan/stone making sure you spread it evenly. If the middle is thicker than the ends, the ends could burn before the middle is cooked. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the crust is cooked. Remove from oven and top with your desired toppings.
- Depending on your toppings, oven times will vary for putting it back in the oven. I topped mine with Pepperjack Cheese and Taco Meat and baked it for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and top with shredded lettuce, scallions, tomatoes, jalapenos and cilantro.
Debbie of Who Moved My Coconut Oil) says
No kidding??? I wanted to eat the picture! What a wonderful rescue for all of us familiar with the Friday ritual, and the one we miss. Fantastic wisdom about self-image; our mind’s eye needs a good case of amnesia to stop remembering, but you’re on an amazing path, congratulations!!
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Jenne Kopalek says
Ok now I bet that crust is just absolutely amazing! I am going to have to try this. Can you grill it?
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Rebekah @ Making Miracles says
I went from 280 to 160lbs (I had gastric bypass surgery YEARS ago). I’ve still struggled with weight fluctuations since then and after delivering my daughter 7 months ago still have 30lbs I need to loose to get back down to my goal weight. When I first lost the weight I remember having a LOT of body image issues I never imagined having. I would see pictures and think that doesn’t look like me – I don’t look like that. I would see clothes that were cute and they would fit and I would be surprised… I really didn’t know how to dress as my body changed. In any event, it does definitely take time to adjust to everything! I appreciate finding your site with the recipes you’re enjoying on your weightloss journey as I need to shift my eating habits to achieve my goals!
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Thanks so much Rebekah for sharing your story. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone in my thinking and that it will improve over time. Congrats on your weight loss and the birth of your daughter.
This is a fun idea! I love pizza but the crust kills me! I will have to give this a try
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Tamara, I have had and made the cauliflower pizza crust pizza, but this is a new one for me. I can’t wait to make it 🙂
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