8 Months from Weight Loss Surgery – Graphic Images and Latest Stats!

8 Months from Weight Loss Surgery

Today marks my 8 month anniversary from weight loss surgery, often known as surgiversary. Which isn’t really a word, only we made it up, so now it is. 8 months and what a wild and crazy ride it has been so far. I am struggling a bit, these last couple of weeks. And with that comes some very old and nasty demons, trying to make their way to the forefront of my mind. I am working double time to keep them at bay, but it hasn’t been easy. … Read more…


8 Awesome Ways to Survive the Holidays without Overeating!

Overeating

The holidays are fast approaching and for WLS folks, this sort of festive madness has the potential for serious derailment. Don’t let holiday parties and family get togethers blow all the hard work you’ve put in this year. You must plan for ways to survive the holidays without overeating. So many tempting and tasty treats, it’s not easy, no matter who you are. No worries. We’re going to share how to get us all through without tipping the scales in that other direction. (see what I did there…with … Read more…


18+ Finger Foods – Party-Pleasing, Bariatric-Friendly – a Pinterest Roundup

Finger Foods

It’s party time, people. And you need finger foods. Well. Maybe not need them. But wanting is okay, too. As long as you know you can eat those tasty treats, you can then be prepared to share them with others. If you’ve got party plans and need something to bring, you’ll find some seriously scrumptious choices with this bariatric-friendly roundup from Pinterest. Related: Got wontons? Fill ’em up here! Let’s not waste another minute. We’ve got parties to plan! 18+ Finger Foods – Party Pleasing and Bariatric-Friendly! 1 – … Read more…


5 Best Tips for the 5 Day Pouch Reset Diet!

5 Day Pouch Reset Diet

I’m going to say write it right here and now. I am on the fence about this 5 day pouch reset diet. I have several opinions about it, but we’re going to leave those for another post. In this post, we’re going to share some additional tips, our best tips, if you are considering the 5 day pouch reset diet. I do recommend weighing all (quite literally) the pros and cons when thinking about this basic diet. And ask yourself why. Why do you feel you need to … Read more…


3 Best Ways to Be Fit, Lose Weight Now – No Gimmicks, No Tricks!

Lose Weight

No gimmicks, no tricks, I’m going to give you the 3 best ways to be fit and lose weight now. It’s so easy (relatively speaking) that most anyone can do it. The hard part comes in to play when our mind plays tricks. But we aren’t going to give into those mind games. We’re going to learn the best ways to lose weight and get our bodies into the best fit we can. Related: 4 months from WLS and grateful for a working metabolism… As I said above, there … Read more…


Purge Your Fat Clothes – You Will NEVER Wear Them Again!

Fat Clothes

Fat clothes. If you are on any sort of weight loss journey, chances are you have fat clothes. And let’s not worry the word choice. Calling them “fat”, I mean. I could have said, larger, bigger, sized…but I didn’t. I chose the word fat with no intentions of offending anyone. Tis what it is. If you have larger sized clothes in your closet that you can’t fit into anymore, get rid of them. Related: 4 months after WLS, where am I at?  Purge your fat clothes. You will … Read more…


Dining Out? What to Say If Waitstaff Asks – LAWLS

Dining Out

Everyone who has had weight loss surgery knows how daunting dining out can be. Most of us are food addicts and the plethora of menu items can be a tad overwhelming if you aren’t prepared ahead of time. This also counts for what your waitstaff may say to you when ordering your meal. Some folks (after WLS) obtain a special card that allows them to choose foods from the kid’s menu. This may or may not make dining out easier. Related: What to eat after WLS (the four … Read more…


Got Cloud Bread? 8 Heavenly Sandwich Ideas

Cloud Bread

Cloud Bread is quickly becoming the new “in” thing when it comes to a no/low carb diet. For those of us who love bread but know we must stay far away, this cloud bread offers an awesome substitution while giving us a heavenly sandwich, no matter what we choose to stick between the slices. I’ve been noodling this whole cloud bread sandwich situation and I thought to bring some ideas to you about what sorts of sandwiches we could make with it. Related: 4 no bread crust pizza … Read more…


4 No Bread Crust Pizza Ideas from Pinterest

Pizza

It isn’t easy to keep bread crust out of pizza. But it can be done. And so darn tasty, too. I’ve tried several alternatives and now I am bringing them to you. If you are craving pizza but would rather or absolutely have to skip the bread crust, these are for you. Want pizza? Try these: 1 – Cauliflower Crusted Pizza / So good and with plenty of room to add whatever toppings you like. Plenty of yum for everyone! 2 – Coconut Flour Pizza Crust / I … Read more…


Marry Your Chicken and 30+ More Gluten-Free Meals for You!

gluten-free meals

I’m going to do us all a solid and share some seriously sizzlin’ good gluten-free meals within this post. Including what I think is Tina’s most famous post, all about marrying your chicken. I know. It sounds strange. But she’s got this gluten-free thing down pat and swears that marrying the chicken is super important for the overall conclusion. This marrying of the chicken may or may not be right up your alley, but I’m sharing it, anyway. I think you’ll see the benefits. Plus? I’m including plenty … Read more…