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…


PayPal or Amazon – Enter to Win $50 Now!

October Giveaway - PayPal or Amazon

We are giving it all away in October here at 6 Miles Daily. PayPal or Amazon Gift Card and you have multiple ways to enter PLUS we are awarding up to 5 $50 prizes this October Giveaway month. You read right. Up to $250 will be awarded to up to 5 folks. We wanted to turn it up a notch and try to reward our faithful fans with more to win and more opportunity, too. So how does this PayPal or Amazon Giveaway work? The break down: $50 … Read more…


Marry Your Chicken and 30+ More Gluten-Free Meals for You!

gluten-free meals

I’m going to do us all a solid and share some seriously sizzlin’ good gluten-free meals within this post. Including what I think is Tina’s most famous post, all about marrying your chicken. I know. It sounds strange. But she’s got this gluten-free thing down pat and swears that marrying the chicken is super important for the overall conclusion. This marrying of the chicken may or may not be right up your alley, but I’m sharing it, anyway. I think you’ll see the benefits. Plus? I’m including plenty … 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…


What Can I Eat? The Soft Food Stage

soft food stage

We have covered the first two stages relating to food and weight loss surgery. Today, we are talking about the next stage, the soft food stage. According to the Weight and Wellness Program here in Maine, this stage happens beginning at week 3 after surgery and goes until week six. During this soft food stage, you may increase your volume of food to around 1/4 cup per meal. Remember, as with the other stages, this may or may not match what your weight loss surgery program says to … Read more…


20+ Bariatric-Friendly Cauliflower Recipes – A Pinterest Roundup!

Did you know about all the different ways you can make cauliflower? Did you know? Seriously. Because I’ve heard about cauliflower being a great substitute for so many things, but it wasn’t until I hit up Pinterest (again), that I realized just what you can do with it and it’s GOOD. Yah. I know. Of course I had to bring it here to share, maybe you didn’t know… Related: 44+ Easy Bariatric Surgery Recipes… I am thoroughly enjoying discovering new foods to try on my path to better … Read more…


Meet Mandy – Our Newest 6 Miles Daily Contributor!

We have a new contributor here at 6 Miles Daily and I thought it would be nice to sit down with her and get to know her a little better. We are always looking for folks who want to share at any of our three sites. With Mandy’s background, we believe she’ll fit right in with the rest of us, aiming for a healthy life, for her and her family. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself. Let’s get to know Mandy a little more. As you … Read more…


4 Months from Weight Loss Surgery (graphic images, stats, and more!)

Weight Loss Surgery

When I had weight loss surgery 4 months ago, it was born out of a need to be healthy all over. When I was approached about the possibility of weight loss surgery, my weight wasn’t even on the list of all that was wrong with me. I’d been overweight for most of my adult life, but given what I had been through since October 2013, we hadn’t considered the weight. I had gained throughout my illness, mostly due to one really bad drug, but weight loss surgery? Yah. … Read more…