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…


No More Journaling? San Journals 16

Journaling

I don’t know if this journaling thing is really worth it for me, anymore. It’s starting to feel like a chore and one that I don’t want to do. To relive the last 3 years – all the pain, sadness, struggle for our whole family… I think I’m over it. Maybe I just need to lay down my journaling pen for now and focus on the present. Yah. That sounds like a good plan. Let’s look at our last five helpful posts at 6 Miles Daily and forget the … Read more…


Purge Your Fat Clothes – You Will NEVER Wear Them Again!

Fat Clothes

Fat clothes. If you are on any sort of weight loss journey, chances are you have fat clothes. And let’s not worry the word choice. Calling them “fat”, I mean. I could have said, larger, bigger, sized…but I didn’t. I chose the word fat with no intentions of offending anyone. Tis what it is. If you have larger sized clothes in your closet that you can’t fit into anymore, get rid of them. Related: 4 months after WLS, where am I at?  Purge your fat clothes. You will … 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…


18+ Bariatric Slow Cooker Recipes – A Pinterest Roundup

It is getting to the season. The reason for slow cooker recipes. Fall into Winter. And I can’t wait to get my crock pot out and start smelling dinner all day long (working from home. A blessing and a curse 😉 ). I figured that if I was on the hunt for some tasty bariatric-friendly slow cooker meals, maybe you are, too. Of course, I turned to Pinterest, once again. Let’s see what kinds of yummy-yums we can find… Related: 44+ Easy Bariatric Surgery Recipes for you 18+ … Read more…


24+ Bariatric Wontons Recipes – A Pinterest Roundup!

EDIT: I have now tried two of the recipes listed below and they were delish. The skinny mozarella sticks and the pizza bites. Both were easy to make and the whole family ate them up! 🙂 I can’t wait to make ALL the rest. Enjoy! I admit it, I haven’t yet tried any wontons recipes since having bariatric surgery. I have drooled over many, I have pinned several, I have bookmarked more. But I haven’t gotten in the kitchen with anything having to do with wontons. A serious … Read more…


44+ Easy Bariatric Surgery Recipes – A Pinterest Roundup!

There is no shortage of recipes out there for bariatric surgery patients to choose from – breakfast to dessert and everything in between, there is something for everyone. But boy HOWDY, it can be overwhelming to try and find something you’ll really enjoy, while maintaining your requirements, and is easy to make. With this in mind, I decided to dig in and put together a comprehensive Pinterest roundup of bariatric surgery recipes for you to try. I don’t like to feel too stressed about what I’m going to eat; at the … 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…


Get Your Protein with this Tasty Smoothie – easy to make!

This smoothie has 51 grams of protein. It is so tasty. AND it is easy to make. It’s also low calorie, low carb, and low sugar. Most of the components you need to have a healthy smoothie that tastes great. Now. I gotta warn you, I am not the recipe sharer between the 3 blogs. I leave that awesome-ness to Tina over at The Gluten-Free Foodsmith, most of the time. But I whipped this yummy smoothie up the other day and just knew I had to share with … 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…