Jen: Getting Real About BED and Diet Obession

It’s no secret that I’ve spent YEARS being obsessed with diets and dieting, always searching for the “next best thing” that will get me “thin” once and for all. For such a long time it was never about getting healthy, it was about getting skinny.

Growing up, I was in a school where the average […]

By |October 17th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|Comments Off on Jen: Getting Real About BED and Diet Obession

Four Years Later … What Worked, and What Didn’t

By Jen

It’s been four years since my VSG (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy).
FOUR YEARS. Woah.
I’ll never forget the day of my surgery. My friend (well … my friend NOW, then she was a stranger LOL!) put these bright yellow socks on my feet. They had smiley faces on them. I still have those socks. I’m wearing them […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Blog, Commentary|Comments Off on Four Years Later … What Worked, and What Didn’t

Why I Don’t Support The Pouch Test for Sleevers

By Jen:

**WARNING** This post is a controversial subject in the WLS Community. Please keep your comments resectful.

I am not a doctor or nutritionist, all the information given here has come from my own personal research in articles and books on weight loss surgery. If you would like to know my sources, let me know and […]

By |April 27th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|Comments Off on Why I Don’t Support The Pouch Test for Sleevers

Motivational Monday – Am I Normal?

By Suzette

Recently I have joined a couple of Facebook Groups that cater to WLS surgery patients.  One in particular is a very positive page and I enjoy just reading the post.  Occasionally I see new patients asking the same old questions that we all asked when we were new patients.

“How long will I have to […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Blog, Commentary|Comments Off on Motivational Monday – Am I Normal?

Life After WLS – What Can I Eat??

One question I see all the time, forum after forum, group after group is the question, “What can I eat after bariatric surgery?”

And, boy, do I wish that was a simple answer.

Sadly, the answer is FAR from simple.

You see, the answer will vary with doctors, nutritionists, and even from surgery to surgery.
What people with […]

By |March 8th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, News|Comments Off on Life After WLS – What Can I Eat??

Motivational Monday: Throwback Edition

Sometimes it helps us to look backwards, in order to look forward.
Looking at where we once were and coming to terms with that can help us to realize how far we’ve come in our journey.
This is a great example of that: The first video from my own journey.
I look at that face and can’t imagine […]

By |March 7th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, News|Comments Off on Motivational Monday: Throwback Edition

Am I Normal?

(Photo Credit JackieJean Photography 2015, All Rights Reserved)
Recently I have joined a couple of Facebook Groups that cater to WLS surgery patients. One in particular is a very positive page and I enjoy just reading the post. Occasionally I see new patients asking the same old questions that we all asked when we were new patients.

“How […]

By |February 25th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|Comments Off on Am I Normal?

Wordful Wednesday: Addiction and the Art of Denial

By Jen:

Addiction is a funny thing, it is.
Sometimes it makes you want more.
Sometimes it makes you want to throw things out the window and scream.
And sometimes … Sometimes it hides away in the folds of your psyche and likes to pretend it’s not there.
And when this happens we can forget it’s there.
Or […]

By |February 24th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|Comments Off on Wordful Wednesday: Addiction and the Art of Denial

A Living Sacrifice

1 Corinthians 6:19-20: “Do you not know that your body is a temple to the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own, you were bought with a price. Therefore, honor God with your body.”
Our bodies are a temple. We were created with one focus in […]

By |February 1st, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|Comments Off on A Living Sacrifice

My Obsession and Why 7 Bites is So Hard For Me

By: Jen

One of the things I’ve been reflecting on in the light of the new year is the sheer lack of “work” I’ve done on this blog or on 7 Bites in general. I’m sure you’ve all noticed that I’ll post for a while, then stop. Or I’ll be gung-ho in writing and posting recipes […]

By |January 28th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|Comments Off on My Obsession and Why 7 Bites is So Hard For Me