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??

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

My Trip To the Faire!

*Disclaimer: This post contains links to other sites. These are sites that I frequent personally so I can vouch for their safety. Please note that I am not getting ANY compensation for any of the brands or locations that I have linked to. These are things I use and enjoy personally, and I believe in.* Jennifer *

Each year, […]

By |November 10th, 2015|Blog, Commentary|Comments Off on My Trip To the Faire!

Motivational Monday! It’s OK To Throw It Away!!

By Jennifer

“Clean your plate!”
How many times did you hear that as a child?
Or this, “You’re not getting any desert until you eat everything!”
How many kids are being made to feel like that have to eat everything in front of them in order to be rewarded?
This is a parenting practice that I’m firmly against (but that’s […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Blog, Commentary|Comments Off on Motivational Monday! It’s OK To Throw It Away!!