Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Don’t believe everything that you read

Ever notice whenever you’re going through a life change-having a baby, buying a new house, losing weight-everyone and their brother want to give you advice?  WLS is a big life change, and there are plenty of people offering advice to us.   Here’s my two cents worth of advice:  Use your common sense, and never veer …

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Slip Up’s

Raise your hand if you’re perfect.  Hmmm, no one?  Yeah, me either.  You’d better believe in 7 years as a post-op, I’ve slipped up now and then.  And anyone out there who claims they haven’t is full of it.  None of us are perfect.  We weren’t before surgery, and we aren’t now.  After a slip …

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Blueberries…A Superfood

Here in Jersey, we love our blueberries, and they are one of those foods that are great to fall in love with.  They contain more antioxidants than any other fruit; and antioxidants protect us from a range of diseases, including cancer.  They are also packed full of fiber, and vitamin C.  When they are in …

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Summer Fruits of Your Labor

Summer is my favorite season, and one of the easiest seasons to add extra fruits and veggies to your diet.  I personally have a veggie garden, and grow squash, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, carrots and a variety of herbs.  We have strawberry plants, and a new peach tree. Growing your own not only saves money, and …

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Feeding the family

One question I get asked a lot is “what do you feed your family since your surgery?”  The answer I always give is they eat what I do! Being overweight as a teen and young adult made me very sensitive to weight problems in kids, teens and adults.  I don’t want my children to ever …

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Why I love my bariatric patients…

I had quite a nasty comment on my Facebook page this morning.  It was along the lines of “Of course you like your bariatric fans…you make a mint off of them”.  I took this comment extremely to heart.  For me, this is not “just business”.  It is a cross between a hobby and a passion.  …

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Regrets

I spend a lot of time talking about all the great things that can come from having WLS.  But what about our friends out there that are regretting theirs?  I have recently talked to a few people who had different surgeries and felt regrets for various reasons.  That got me thinking to times I had …

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New Giveaway

If you like Quest Bars, you’ll love our new giveaway! We are giving one lucky winner 5 Quest protein bars! Enter now! (sorry, contest open to US residents only)  http://bit.ly/15ylRPX

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The Whole (Ugly) Truth

Okay, everyone knows that WLS won’t change their problems or make them go away.  Yeah, we know that in our heads, but in our hearts, sometimes we hope it will. As overweight people, we tend to blame a lot of our problems on our weight, and think if we could get that under control, maybe …

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Fav protein bars

I love protein bars. They are such a portable way to get energy, make a great meal substitution, and satisfy my sweet tooth. I’ve tried so many brands, but some are too heavy, some are chalky, or taste like sawdust. Of course, everyone’s tastes are different, but here is a list of my favorites, and …

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25 goals I accomplished after gastric bypass

Everyone has goals in mind before their gastric bypass surgery; what big and little things they would like to accomplish and things they would like to be able to do.  I had a few, but have realized over the years that I have had more little, and big, wonderful changes in my life then I …

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Protein!

“What are you doing for protein?”  The one thing everyone seems to know about weight loss surgery is that we have to supplement with protein.  But what are the best ones?  The faves?  Everyone’s tastes are quite different.  I put out a Squidoo article of my favorites, but everyone has their own preferences.  One way …

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First few days after WLS

I know a lot of surgeries are coming up this summer, and it’s normal to feel anxious or nervous!  Knowing what you’ll be eating, and how you might be feeling in the first couple of weeks can help ease some of those concerns.  So here’s a short list of what you might feel and a …

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