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 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…


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…


What Can I Eat? 4 WLS Stages Food Planning – LAWLS

If you are considering having Weight Loss Surgery and are afraid you’ll never eat again OR eat the food you love, no worries. Eventually you will be able to eat pretty much whatever you want. But that’s not why we’re here today. Besides, after you go through the hard work of losing all that weight and getting into shape, why would you ever go back to old ways? Well. It happens. But I’m here to tell you that if you want to be successful in your new life … 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…