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 […]
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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 […]
For most of my life I was overweight. Actually, I spent a significant portion of that as Super Morbidly Obese which is is defined as a person with a BMI or Body Mass Index of at or above 45. At my heaviest weight of 425lbs my BMI was 70. I’ve always encountered the well-intentioned person […]
I walked in the door of the hospital. I wasn’t sure where I was going or what I was doing. I held my husband’s hand and tried to appear calm but in reality I was screaming inside. Am I really here? Flashback to January 1, 2014, the day of “the picture” that showed me just […]
Habits are funny things. Who knows when they begin but next thing you know they own you. A lot of our most perilous perilous habits started in childhood and many of those from the best of intentions. The childhood habit I have that still has a hold on me is the Clean Plate Club. Of […]
I used to eat very mindlessly. I ate a lot of junk so the taste was always good but never good for you. Now, I have a limited amount of space to eat and some nutritional goals that I have to maintain as well. Since surgery food has become more than something to do when […]
I was never much of a cook. My lack of cooking is almost legendary. My husband is my perfect match because he loves cooking and grocery shopping which are two things I could live without. One of the things that really had to change when I had my RNY surgery was I had to learn how to cook.
After much trial and error, I started to learn about seasonings and food combinations and really getting into the calorie counts. It started to become challenging in a good way and even a little bit fun. Many people have asked me about my recipes since I can be a bit of a post-a-holic on Facebook and Instagram.