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…


What Are You Most Thankful For This Year? Here is mine and then some…

What are you most thankful for this year?

I think most of us can claim to be thankful for at least one thing, this year. And in this giving month of November (turkey day is HAPPENING, people), I wanted to share what I am most thankful for this year. It’s such a small thing, really. But it does rank high on the scale of being thankful. This small thing steers a clear path to ALL that I’m blessed with. What about you? So. I polled some folks. I didn’t pose this specific question. But I was … 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…


No More Journaling? San Journals 16

Journaling

I don’t know if this journaling thing is really worth it for me, anymore. It’s starting to feel like a chore and one that I don’t want to do. To relive the last 3 years – all the pain, sadness, struggle for our whole family… I think I’m over it. Maybe I just need to lay down my journaling pen for now and focus on the present. Yah. That sounds like a good plan. Let’s look at our last five helpful posts at 6 Miles Daily and forget the … Read more…


Shopping for New Clothes? 8 Ways to Stay Frugal and Fabulous!

New Clothes

If you are on any kind of major weight loss journey, you may soon realize that you need new clothes. You may also realize that while you need to be clothed for most of your activities throughout the day, you don’t wish to break the bank to be fabulously dressed. Possibly you can’t break that bank (I know I can’t…). So we’re going to talk about ways to stay frugal and fabulous while shopping for new clothes. I’m super excited about this, because I’ve saved serious $$ just … 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…


Retrain Your Brain or You Could Gain!

Retrain Your Brain

Anyone who has ever been on any kind of weight loss journey knows that you must retrain your brain or you will gain. That losing weight, getting healthy and staying that way, is as much a mental game as it is physical. No matter what you are doing to lose weight, if your head isn’t in the game, you will lose (and not the weight you so desperately want gone). I come to you with this today, not to offer tips for how to retrain your brain, but … Read more…