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.