Listening To My Body

I’ve been waking up around one in the morning the past few nights. I wake up and can’t immediately fall back to sleep. I’ll be up for a couple hours, fall back asleep and wake up again still long before my scheduled time. Since I don’t go to bed much before 11pm, this has been…

She Believe She Could… Kinda

I love the R.S. Grey quote from the book Scoring Wilder: She believed she could, so she did.  Despite the book’s controversial content, the quote has taken on a life of its own inspiring women everywhere.  After the past few years with weight loss surgery, losing a lot of weight, trying new and adventurous things…

Perspective Shift

I read something the other day that I absolutely loved.  Absolutely! People often think that after weight loss surgery our restricted diets are a problem. Limiting sugar, fat, and carbs can seem pretty daunting as is eliminating junk food and fast foods from your diet. I know I didn’t think I could do it at…

Believing The Lie

I read a post on a Bariatric forum about a nurse who was caring for a woman who was a recovering heroin addict who stopped using after many years of active addiction. The nurse asked her how she was able to quit after so many years of using. The woman said:  I had to stop…

My Soul Place

I think everyone has a soul place. A place on earth where you find solace, peace, beauty, love.  My soul place is the Charlestown Breachway. The Breachway is a man made permanent breach that replaced the natural breach between the Atlantic Ocean and Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, Rhode Island. The natural breach between the bodies…

Raspberry Walnut Caprese Bites

Today I participated in a Cook Off that had an appetizer category. I wanted to make something tasty, fast, and easily shared. I love Caprese Salads and this is a tasting version that is just a great refreshing bite. Enjoy! If you make this recipe let me know!  Raspberry Walnut Caprese Bites 1 Container Mozzerella…

Being Ken or The Truth About Men

As a woman experiencing weight loss and weight related issues I write from my point of view. A couple of weeks ago I sat on a panel at the hospital where I had my surgery. There were several of us there representing different stages of post op and the people interested in surgery had the…