Saturday, February 27, 2010


I remember Doctor Duncan telling me upon interview for gastric bypass,  "You do know that this means you'll be taking vitamins for the rest of your life, don't you?"

In all honesty, I would've said anything to have the surgery.  I was 437 lbs., immobile and feeling hopeless.  I knew I was not beyond death.  My brother had died at the age of 21, so I knew for certain that I was not above an early demise.  I was tired of my aching limbs; weary of the weight lifting my life had resigned me to. 

I had heard of many things, researched many things, there were many ways in which to lose weight, but the gastric bypass seemed perfect for me.  So when Dr. Duncan (the doctor I'd found) told me, "you do realize you'll be taking vitamins for the rest of your life don't you?"

He could've said "Bitch, you know you'd have to roll your fat ass on coals to remove the excess weight..." and without pause I would have answered "of course, I do!"

That was in 2004.  Now it is 2010; 6 years later and...SO much has changed!  I went as low as 200, but regained 80...(F*@K); we got a black president and first lady, and I am officially anemic...

I found myself strangely fatigued.  I couldn't even think too long because that really tired me out.  It had me terrified.  I actually thought I had developed diabetes.  After careful investigation, I found that I needed iron and to restart my regimen of a daily vitamins.  I am 35 now, I can't just hope that I can swing things like in my 20s, and to gain and maintain optimal health, I will have to eat better...excersize...and take my VITAMETAVEGIMINS...



These tuna burgers are really low in fat and carbs and can be served in a bun or with a salad, you'll find that their very tasty.  If you cook them using the George Foreman Grill, they will spread, normal skillet is fine.

40 Minutes to Prepare and Cook

2 cups Tuna, canned in water, drained and flaked

1/3 cup Tomato (Marinara) sauce

1/4 cup Pickled Onions (or Dill Pickle) chopped

2 Egg Whites

1/4 cup Wholegrain Flour

1/4 tsp Black Pepper, freshly ground

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

1/2 tsp Onion Powder


Mix all ingredients together until well mashed.  Form into 4 burgers. Spray skillet or BBQ with canola spray and cook until golden on each side. 
NOTE: These are soft when you make them, they firm up when cooked.

Number of Servings: 4

Number of Servings: 4


1 comment:

  1. Good for you for deciding to be healthy and starting to take a holistic approach. I went to one a couple of times in LA, and I had never been healthier in my life. My organs were stronger, I had more energy, it was all kinds of wonderful. Plus, the Dr. was kinda fine...I'm just sayin'!

    I just started a healthy eating plan this PAST Sunday. I'm super new at this, but I am actually eating tuna and corn chips as I type, so I will definitely be trying this tuna bruger thang out! Thanks for the info, keep em comin'