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|4,277 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|354 Comments

Five Second Year WLS “Rules” That Nobody Told You

Weight loss surgery has become the norm, these days, with hundreds of thousands of obese men and women going under the knife to undergo one of the most significant medical moments of their life. Doctors will tell you how things should go the first year, but rarely tell us what is beyond the first 12 […]

By |July 3rd, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|444 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|242 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|329 Comments

Jen’s Life Update!

By Jennifer

 

Oh my WORD my world is changing right and left!
So many good things are happening, but good things bring change and shifts.
So, here’s what’s going on …
We’ve (my family and I) have moved.
It’s only across town, but any move is a huge change.
Packing, unpacking, cleaning, moving … it’s EXHAUSTING!
But it’s a good thing!
Our home […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary|729 Comments

February’s Challenge! Self-Care

This month’s challenge is a toughie for a lot of us.
Let’s face it – we didn’t get to the point of needing WLS by practicing self-care.
One of my favorite quotes comes from motivational speaker Eleanor Brownn:
“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.”
We spend so much time taking care of everything else […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|3,295 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|287 Comments

January Challenge!

Welcome 2017!
We love the new year – it brings about feelings of hope and change.
We are kicking the year off with our second challenge (our first one was Facebook-only)!
For the month of January, our challenge is …
MOVEMENT! 
Movement is KEY to WLS success. While some of us may be more mobile than other, SOME kind of […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|883 Comments

COMING SOON!! New Mini E-Cookbook Collection!!

We are so excited to announce the launch of our new Mini E-Cookbook Collection!
Three cookbooks specially designed for Bariatric Patients  with a lot of fun and variety to keep you from getting burned out and bored!
So without further ado …

COMING SOON!!
Meat Bite Madness
Won Ton Wonderland
and
Slider Showdown!
Each E-Book contains 20 brand-new recipes full of fun and […]

By |December 7th, 2016|Blog, Commentary, Commentary, News|419 Comments