This Week’s Goals and Meal Plan (WITH BONUS RECIPES)!

Goals are SO important! In every stage of life – personal, fitness, eating, business. Without them, we’re just flying by the seat of our pants. And for someone who lives with food addiction and has had surgery to help them treat that … well, that can be a dangerous slippery slope. 

I thought this week that I’d […]

By |February 12th, 2018|Blog, Commentary, Recipes|0 Comments

My Whole 30 Journey, Week 1 Meal Plan and Shopping List for WLS

When I decided that I was going to go 30 days with “no junk” I honestly never imagined the response I would get! I know that regain is a HUGE issue in the WLS community. In fact, there are more people who experience regain than who lose all their weight and keep it off. But […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|0 Comments

Jen’s VSG Surgiversary: Five Years and Counting

It was five years ago today that I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) surgery for weight loss. When I went in that morning I weighed 285 lbs. I was 35 lbs. down from my highest weight of 310. I decided to undergo WLS because I had spent two years on weight watchers maintaining and […]

By |July 11th, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|0 Comments

I Should Have Stopped At ONE!!!

I should have stopped at one …
How many times have we said THIS in our lives.
Not just after surgery, but before as well.

Last night … I had a bit of a binge.
It wasn’t a HUGE binge – at least not by normal-sized-tummy people. But for a someone with a banana tummy … it was a […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|0 Comments

Post- WLS Blog: Gonna Have to Face It, You’re Addicted to … Diets ..?

Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am a DIET ADDICT.
There. I said it. I am as, if not more, addicted to dieting than I am to food.
I am always looking for the “next best thing” that will get me to lose this regain and get me down to goal.
I am always searching for that […]

By |June 6th, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|5 Comments

How The “Body-Positive Movement” Looks In the WLS World

There’s a huge movement going on right now in the world, and that’s the “Body-Positive” or “Body Acceptance” movement. One of the things that people first think about with this movement is that it’s a “fat acceptance” movement, but the reality is, it isn’t. It’s an anti-shaming movement meant to bring awareness and positivity to […]

By |January 12th, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|0 Comments

Bariatric WOE’s Part 5: The Ketogenic WOE + 1 Day Sample Meal Plan

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), and for some, the weight loss stops completely. It’s at this point that we need to change something up either […]

By |December 6th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|6 Comments

Bariatric WOE’s Part 4: The Paleo WOE + 1 Day Sample Meal Plan

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), and for some, the weight loss stops completely. It’s at this point that we need to change something up either […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|0 Comments

Bariatric WOE’s Part 3: The Plant-Based WOE + 1-Day Sample Meal Plan

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), and for some, the weight loss stops completely. It’s at this point that we need to change something up either […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Commentary, News|0 Comments

Bariatric WOE’s Part 2: The Standard Bariatric WOE + 1 Day Meal Plan Example

After the first six months of bariatric surgery, there is something in our body mechanisms that changes. Our weight loss slows down, some of us reach our goal weight (or are getting very close to), and for some, the weight loss stops completely. It’s at this point that we need to change something up either […]

By |December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|3 Comments