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…


3 Great Ways to Wake Up Right!

Whether you’re a morning person or not, you may find these wake up right tips to be just what you need to have a great start to the day and continue it all the way through. It’s important to frame your mind in a positive direction upon greeting each new day. It’s not always easy to do; however, using these three ways may just give you that healthy vibe you’re looking for to wake up right! Related: The best first step after WLS 3 Great Ways to Wake … 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…


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…


8 Important Questions to Ask Your Surgeon – Follow Up Appointment – LAWLS

Ask Your Surgeon

You should have a scheduled follow-up appointment with your surgeon before you leave the hospital after having weight loss surgery. There are several questions you may ask your surgeon, some are obvious and some may not be. I just met with my surgeon the other day for my follow-up and she loves that I am so curious about every aspect of this life-changing event. Curious and aiming to help others reach their full potential with their new life after weight loss surgery. Related: What can I eat? All … Read more…


I Had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy – Happy Birthday to ME!

Whew, it feels good to get it out there – I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. Good… and nerve wrecking. But I do know, despite my scaredy-cat nerves about sharing this life-changing life-saving event, the decision to have this weight loss surgery was the best one I’ve ever made. Ever. And while today is my actual birthday, I now have another – May 11, 2016 – to celebrate each year. Happy Birthday to Me – I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. For those who don’t know what that means, here … Read more…


Are You a Slave to the Scale? 3 Reasons to Break That Habit FAST!

Last Wednesday, I began taking pics to share on Instagram. I vow one pic per day for 365 days. It’s a side by side shot every day, the scale (with my current weight) and me (full length). And while it started off okay – today was day 8 – it hasn’t been without its ups and downs. Literally.   Are you a slave to the scale? I ask this because it is easy to become one. Especially if you are working on becoming healthier. Note: I didn’t say thinner or skinny … Read more…


Just Two Days Left to Win Your Fitbit Flex

2 Days Left

I can’t believe we are nearing the end of April and our first giveaway here at 6 miles daily. What an awesome month it’s been and I cannot wait to announce the winner of a fab Fitbit Flex PLUS bonus bands. Related: Runner-up Prize will be awarded… I want to thank everyone who has participated. We’ve had nearly 800 entries for this giveaway. Contest ends 11:59pm, Saturday, April 30th WOW! Seriously. Your response has been so positive and we are excited to know that you want to move … Read more…


How To Customize Your Fitbit Settings – in 4 easy steps!

Today we’re going to talk about how to customize your Fitbit settings to fit your goals. When you first set up your Fitbit, the defaults are in place. You can use those to reach your goals. Or you can adjust them to fit your life. Not everyone has the same goals and it can be incredibly overwhelming if you are trying to meet goals that are too high for you. It is best to begin with reasonable goals to fit your activity level, than to expect otherwise. You … Read more…