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|Comments Off on My Whole 30 Journey, Week 1 Meal Plan and Shopping List for WLS

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|Comments Off on Jen’s VSG Surgiversary: Five Years and Counting

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

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|Comments Off on How The “Body-Positive Movement” Looks In the WLS World

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 […]

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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 […]

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Finding Your Bariatric Way of Eating: Part 1

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 […]

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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

What Is “Recovery” and Why Is It Significant?

By Jennifer

When I had bariatric surgery, it was strictly to save my life. I was in bad shape – at close to 300 lbs with high blood pressure, high blood sugar, and sleep apnea (to name a few issues). With the life I was living, it was a fair statement to say that my life […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Blog, News|Comments Off on What Is “Recovery” and Why Is It Significant?