I've been reading your posts for some insight for my nutrition issues. My normal weight that I held before all of this started was 195, before 10/2005. Then with all the medications like Lyrica and steroids I went up to 265. After my Fusion and rehab I was now able to cook again but my taste for food has definitely changed.
I am now down to 165 and at a current plateau for the last 2 weeks. I started losing the weight by getting off Lyrica and steroids, not eating processed foods and totally replacing all soda pop with water. For some reason I can no longer tolerate a lot of dairy products?
The main thing was replacing all TV dinners, the only thing I could cook during what I call my "incarceration period" (couldn't walk) LOL.
I found a product called the Sunbeam Rocket Grill. This thing is amazing and NO clean up. I now grill chicken, fish or turkey burgers and vegetables everyday. I eat fruits and vegetables with my entree and a limited amount of crackers and nuts for snacks.
I do need to take more vitamins though. I currently only take a multi-vitamin and extra Calcium.
Good luck and be proud of all your hard work.