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…


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…


The Best Way to Increase Your Daily Mileage – Keep it Simple!

Daily Mileage

If you are looking to increase your daily mileage but aren’t sure how to do it without overwhelming yourself and/or your workout routine, no worries. We’re going to give you the best way to increase your daily mileage – and it also happens to be super easy. Just keep it simple. 3 Awesome Ways to Get Your Cardio The BEST way to increase your daily mileage is to keep it simple. Increase your steps, your miles, your walking, by taking it a little bit at a time. We’re … 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…


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…


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…


I am a Food Addict – How I Live In Spite of Myself!

I am a food addict and the following is how I live in spite of that addiction, in spite of myself. NOTHING gets my day going like a nice cold Spark, my morning run, and my daily 30-45 min exercise/weight lifting. I have come a long way in a short amount of time and I refuse to fail at the healthiest best me I can be. Everyday isn’t all roses but I push on and I’m happy with where I’ve made it so far. I have battled something … Read more…


What Can I Eat? The Solid Food Stage

What Can I Eat? The Solid Food Stage

The solid food stage – the fourth and final stage in your bariatric weight loss journey. Perhaps the most favorite stage, as you are through all the other stages and can now begin to add foods back in that are more pleasing and of a greater variety than all the other food stages combined. This solid food stage can be a fabulous reward for all the hard work you have put in so far. And though we have to be careful (in not rewarding ourselves with food), we … Read more…


Nothing Tastes as Good as Healthy Feels

Tastes

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels. I have heard this on and off forever. I never really put much thought into it until I had my weight loss surgery. Now I can totally understand this statement. I would much rather be healthy and live a longer healthier life than to eat junk food and things that do absolutely NOTHING for my body except make me feel terrible. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels. I have learned along the way that when I put good things in … Read more…