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…


I Am Blessed – San Journals 15

…continued from journal 14…  I am blessed. It might be difficult to see the good in all the awful that has been my life for the last 3 years. But if I didn’t try to find that good, I might lose myself in the wallowing of misery about all that has happened. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve wallowed plenty. But every day that I can get out of bed and through the day without elevated head pain along with all the rest, I am blessed. To be in … Read more…


3 Great Ways to Get Your Cardio – just do it.

cardio

Because everyone is different and so are their cardio needs, I want to share 3 great ways to get your cardio. The choice is yours for how you wish to rack up calorie burning cardio time. Each of these is fairly easy and can be adjusted to your individual workout level. Bottom line here (at the start of our post) is to get yourself moving more. As long as you can comfortably do any one (or more) of these three great ways, you will accomplish what you set … 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…


Head Pain: 3 Years and Counting – San Journals 14

Head Pain

continued from journal 13… 3 years have passed since the first head pain. The head pain that never went away. 3 years and counting. October 8th marked three years that I’ve had a pain in my head. If I hadn’t lived through it, I never would have believed that a person could exist with head pain for more than a day or three. Even a month. Throughout this whole sickness, I’ve had other chronic pain. To be in constant pain isn’t fun for anyone. But the head pain… … 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…


4 No Bread Crust Pizza Ideas from Pinterest

Pizza

It isn’t easy to keep bread crust out of pizza. But it can be done. And so darn tasty, too. I’ve tried several alternatives and now I am bringing them to you. If you are craving pizza but would rather or absolutely have to skip the bread crust, these are for you. Want pizza? Try these: 1 – Cauliflower Crusted Pizza / So good and with plenty of room to add whatever toppings you like. Plenty of yum for everyone! 2 – Coconut Flour Pizza Crust / I … Read more…


Head Pain, a Plethora of Other Ills – And Now My Weight?? – San Journals 13

…continued from journal 12… By the Summer of 2015, nothing much had really changed. I’d been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (2014) and Diabetes (2015) along with my head pain, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, cognitive issues, and an almost 100 pound weight gain since first getting that “sinus headache” in 2013. I was on several medications, one of which had contributed significantly to my weight gain. I had fired my neurologist, which is important here because he was the one who had subscribed the med that caused me to … 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…