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…


The Stall – 3 Ways to Handle the Psychological Effects – LAWLS

The Stall - 3 Ways to Handle the Psychological Effects

In a stall? Just broke through a stall? Afraid you will stall? For many¬†of us who have had (or will have) bariatric surgery, worrying about whether we will stall at some point throughout our weight loss journey, happens. We can’t help ourselves. After everything we’ve done to get to here, to step on that scale day after day and not see it move, or worse, have it go up, can be absolutely devastating in the worst psychological way. Related: Are you a slave to the scale? Having just … 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…