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Happy St Pat's!
Thursday, March 17, 2016      5 comments

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What is Cloud Bread?
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      7 comments

Cloud bread is a soft and fluffy bread replacement! I used the recipe from this site because it called for baking powder instead of cream of tartar which I didn't have on hand. thebigapplemama.com/2016
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I love coffee, but...
Thursday, February 25, 2016      15 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series ... I wrote about attending a support session and discussing coffee. Let's face it, most of us LOVE coffee! Yes, some people hate it, and I wish I were one of them. So... There was this conversation a... Read more
WLS support is so important
Wednesday, February 24, 2016      3 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... I recently attended a WLS support session. The room was filled with of all kinds of people. Some were still trying to decide to have the surgery, some had their WLS years ago, and some were at every... Read more
Guilt is a wasted emotion
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      4 comments

I'm taking a break from my WLS blogs because I'm tired and feeling guilty for feeling so selfish. "Guilt is a wasted emotion" my friend quotes her mother. And it's so true. If you've done something, or neglected to do something, that ... Read more
WLS recipe - Mini Fritattas
Monday, February 22, 2016      6 comments

Since having WLS, portion controlled recipes, like those made in muffin tins, have been life savers! I love making little egg bites, loosely based on the great recipes I've found on The World According to Egg Face - Check it out! ... Read more
Back to "normal"
Thursday, February 18, 2016      7 comments

Continuing my WSL blog series... What is normal? I'm not sure I can answer that easily - yet. I can suggest a few things I don't feel are normal: - bingeing - eating only a few foods - eating mindlessly Ok, so I don'... Read more
Baked Ricotta
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      6 comments

The first thing that I "cooked" after WLS was baked ricotta. Lasagna has got to be my favorite food, so when this was a suggestion of something easy to eat, I was quite pleased. It was just some part skim ricotta, topped with a little smo... Read more
My epic fail in the kitchen
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      5 comments

I don't consider myself to be either a great cook, or a disaster in the kitchen; I'm not sure where I went wrong. Someday I may try it again, or a similar recipe. Please, if you've had success with this, I'd love to hear about it. For m... Read more
Thank you for your support
Thursday, February 11, 2016      5 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... I've been writing these blogs partly to help myself stay on track, and partly to share what I know (or think I know?) about weight loss surgery. This time I want to take a moment to thank everyone who... Read more
WLS support
Tuesday, February 09, 2016      4 comments

It is very important to have plenty of support during the WLS journey. I really don't think success is likely without it. I don't mean this as an insult to anyone. I mean that WLS is basically just making the stomach smaller. And really, how... Read more
Post-op eating?
Monday, February 08, 2016      5 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... So how am I doing with food? Depends on the day. I have one protein shake for breakfast. Every day. There are some shakes that have 30 or 32 grams of protein. I like those because I know that's ha... Read more
Post-op diet, stage 4
Friday, February 05, 2016      4 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... After day 45 on my program, Stage 4 begins. Gradually. 1000 Calorie Meal Plan - slowly work towards - 8 protein servings - 2 vegetable servings - 2 fruit servings - 1 dairy serving - 2 ... Read more
Post-op Exercise
Thursday, February 04, 2016      6 comments

Continuing my WLS blog series... Time to move! The day after surgery, while still in the hospital, tethered to an IV pole, they encourage walking. Not only does it help with gas pain, it increases circulation and aids healing. It... Read more
Wednesday, February 03, 2016      8 comments

Ok, this blog may be a big gruesome, but I suspect there are people out there that want to know when the incisions are like. So I'm surprising myself by posting a pic of my belly right after surgery, and another more recent one. The first ... Read more

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