Why Do We Stall?

By Suzette

After having a conversation with my son, who is not a bariatric patient, I realized that stalls are the bane of the bariatric patients existence.

Well, at least they make us feel like we are not winning the battle against obesity.

I lost most of my weight in the first six months with my doctor telling […]

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Who Am I?

I am not who I think I am.
I am not my fat.
I am not my flaws.
I am not everything that is wrong with me.
I am not my surgery.
I am not my weight loss.
I am not every diet fad I’ve found lately.
I am not my children.
I am not my spouse.
I am not all the things I […]

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I Can’t Do It All – Part 2

By Jennifer

I never intended for this to be a two-parter, as you could probably guess from my first post. But I had an experience last week that led to the realization that I still have hangups about asking for help in my life. I wanted to share this experience with you.

I don’t talk about it, […]

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I Can’t Do It All

By Jennifer

 

As a work at home mom, I have a lot on my plate. Trying to homeschool my kids, keep the house clean, and run two businesses all while not losing my sanity is hard enough as it is. Add in events, parties, church functions, and attempting to get some down time in … and […]

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Change Your Mind, Change Your Direction

By Suzette
This is a phrase we use with the granddaughter when she was just beginning to walk and get into everything.  I applies to our lifestyles just like it worked for the baby.
Right after having WLS we all take baby steps toward relearning to eat and make many missteps along the way.

Do you remember your […]

By |June 8th, 2015|Blog, News|Comments Off on Change Your Mind, Change Your Direction

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 […]

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I Worry About My Friends’ Choices …

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Jen’s View: Re-Learning How to Cook and Eat

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It’s Not All About The Food

By Suzette
Many times we get caught up in social media sites that have recipes for every kind of food that a bariatric patient can eat.  Some are very insightful, and some recipes are barely acceptable.  One of the things I try to keep in mind when writing recipes is that “it is not all about […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Blog, News|Comments Off on It’s Not All About The Food

Are You Thinking About Bariatric Surgery?

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