3 Ways Wearing Compression Garments Benefits You!

Wearing compression garments under your clothes can boost your confidence AND help you lose pounds and inches!

Last week I shared 3 ways to deal with sagging skin. One of those is by wearing compression. I promised to talk more about compression and so here we are. I promised pics of me in my compression garments, too. You’ll see those just below. Today, let’s discuss 3 ways that wearing compression can benefit you. I am a firm believer in shape wear and you may be, too. Recommended by the best plastic surgeons, you can now get these quality garments to aid in your rapid weight loss … Read more…


3 Ways Water Will Help You Lose Weight

Water helps you lose weight.

Who knew? Water is one of the most important things you can do for yourself if you are trying to lose weight. Drinking water is so beneficial in so many ways, whether you are on a weight loss journey or not. But I can’t stress enough why they (we’re still trying to figure out who they are) stress the importance of water. I’m just the messenger. And with proof of how making sure you drink enough water can help you lose weight. Related: tracking fluids and protein is easy with … Read more…


3 Key Ways to Deal with Sagging Skin w/out Surgery!

Sagging Skin

If you are losing weight rapidly, you may also be dealing with sagging skin. It’s no fun. Most anyone who has esteem issues stemming from being overweight to begin with, can be quite discouraged to discover all this extra skin hanging (literally) around once they reach their goal. For many, surgery is the best option. However, there are several key ways to deal with sagging skin without going under the knife. If you want better results, you must work better at it. Related: Track your fluids better! I’m not here … Read more…


3 Ways to Track Your Protein and Fluids Better – LAWLS

It is extremely important, after weight loss surgery, to track protein and fluids to the best of your ability. According to our weight and wellness program here in Maine, we are tasked with making sure we get 60-70 grams of protein per day, and 64 oz. of fluids*. It is important for you to track protein and fluids, to make sure you are getting in the required amount. Even if you haven’t had weight loss surgery, if you are working toward a healthier you, consider adopting this protein … Read more…


One Month From Weight Loss Surgery – My Stats – LAWLS

I can’t believe it’s been a month since my weight loss surgery and I am so excited for the numbers. My stats are pretty awesome (because they are mine, not comparing to anyone else and neither should you). But there is a better outcome from having vertical sleeve gastrectomy and I will share that, at the end! First, let’s look at some before and after pics, plus I’ll give you the whole run-down with my stats. Related: I had VSG – Happy Birthday to ME! So. The stats. … Read more…


Do You Have a Goal Weight? 3 Reasons to Forget that Number!

If you are working toward a healthier you, you may have a goal weight in mind. You’ve done the math and you know what you want your goal weight to be. It’s good to have goals, something to work for. But I’m here to share with you 3 reasons you should forget that goal weight number. It’s just a number, after all. I’ll even go so far as to say, go ahead and keep that goal weight number in mind. But don’t marry it. And here’s why… 3 … Read more…


Get Your Protein with this Tasty Smoothie – easy to make!

This smoothie has 51 grams of protein. It is so tasty. AND it is easy to make. It’s also low calorie, low carb, and low sugar. Most of the components you need to have a healthy smoothie that tastes great. Now. I gotta warn you, I am not the recipe sharer between the 3 blogs. I leave that awesome-ness to Tina over at The Gluten-Free Foodsmith, most of the time. But I whipped this yummy smoothie up the other day and just knew I had to share with … Read more…


5 Ways to Fix Constipation Fast! + One Bonus Tip (psychologically speaking)

Fix Constipation fast with any one or more of these 5 easy ways - plus a bonus tip - psychologically speaking!

A lot of us struggle with constipation after weight loss surgery and there is so much information to be had about how to fix it. It’s an icky subject, but must be discussed if you wish to enjoy the go, again. I have done my homework and have also gotten lots of tips from fellow LAWLS folks; the following is my best summary about how to fix constipation, fast! Even if you haven’t had WLS, you may still find one or more items on this list that can … Read more…


The BEST First Step After Weight Loss Surgery – LAWLS

Best first step after weight loss surgery

There are a lot of steps you will take after weight loss surgery, but I am here to tell you that the best first step you can take just may make all the rest of them that much easier. It was recommended throughout my 7 months preparing for this life-saving event, and I am very pleased to tell you that after having taken that first step, the rest has been fairly easy to navigate. So far. I’m sure there will be some bumps in the road, but I … Read more…