happyteacher posted a discussion topic 1 week, 6 days ago

Greetings all,

It has been a while since I have posted. Apologies for that, as up until the last few months I made an effort to read a few times a week and offer support where applicable. Posting today with a warning for our newer sleeved frien


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I mill my own flour and am playing with my newest mill (Mockmill 200). It can grind very coarse so I offered to make my daughter some homemade Cream of Wheat. I tried maybe a quarter cup prepared. 20 minutes later I am like a crack addict. Holy heck fo


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Every so often I wonder about what new toys and gadgets folks are using in the kitchen to help the weight loss/maintenance journey. I am hankering for a new gadget, but can't really think of anything that would be worth a purchase. I have kitchen gadge


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I got a Fitbit years ago. Loved it. Lost it. Replaced it. Repeated that cycle 3 times. Gave up trying to keep track of it. Flash forward I am just not moving enough, so back to basics for me. I would like to avoid throwing away so much money though. Ca


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Going into surgery the surgeon said he would fix a hernia if he found it- he did. 4 years or so later couldn't keep food down and terrible acid, and out came the gallbladder and a very large hiatel hernia repaired. No tissue left to work with warned th


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I am just curious... I am wondering if when you (a school teacher) return in the fall if you lose weight without trying? Let me explain... back when morbidly obese and the norm being piling on pounds ,I noticed that every fall I lost 10 pounds without


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I am 5 years out or so. During the weight loss phase I tracked and weighed portions daily. As I met goal I tracked less, weighed less. I found that I would always slowly work into "portion creep", where I thought I was eating less than I was. If my wei


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

If you are a Greek yogurt eater there is a super easy way to make your own yogurt! If you take a container of Fairlife milk and add in a TB of starter and incubate it for 8 hours. No need to boil and then cool it first! It also turns out super thick so


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 3 months, 3 weeks ago

The Patch multivitamin with iron is a relative new kid on the block. I started using them a while back, and within 6 weeks my labs were all within normal ranges except my D3 bei


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 4 months, 1 week ago

Just thought I post a quick and easy option to flavor yogurt. Take 1 cup greek yogurt, 1 cup boiling water, and 1 small box jello. Dissolve the jello in the water first, then stir it into the yogurt. It sets quite firm and the jello flavors it beautifu


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Just came across one of those food how to videos on Facebook for Parmesean Egg Crisps. The stats on these are really good, no carb, and turn out like crunchy crackers. I have not made them yet (about to) but thought I would share. The recipe did not s


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 4 months, 4 weeks ago

Maintenance is in the distance for most on these boards, but I thought I would toss out a post on the topic. Briefly, my history is surgery in 2011, goal hit (normal bmi) 8 months or so later. Check the ticker for more specific stats if interested. Mai


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 6 months, 1 week ago

I posted a week or two ago that I started milling my own flour to make homemade bread. During my weight loss phase I ate minimal bread and continued that for some time. A year and a half ago I had my gallbladder out and a (second) very large hiatel her


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 6 months, 2 weeks ago

During my weight loss phase a few years ago one item I ate a small amount was bread. I was choosy too- only Great Harvest whole grain type stuff, half a slice or a low carb tortilla wrap. Now my family is borderline empty nester and the hubby and I do


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 7 months ago

Wondering if anyone here makes cottage cheese. Tried for the first time tonight and liked it, but looking to trim back calories. I used 2% milk, strained out the whey, added in half and half with some salt. Wondering if I used fat free milk with dried


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Tried a new yogurt today, and the stats are spectacular on it so thought I would share. It is "skyr", or Icelandic yogurt. Thicker than greek, higher protein, and very tasty. I had the vanilla, which does have a little agave in it. With that though 100


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks ago

Just found out today that my sister is pursuing WLS. Not sure which type yet. She has talked with me about it before on countless occasions, but always a little scared to take the plunge. Her heart conditioning is worsening though so I suspect this is


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

I am wondering what folks are afraid of. Like the goofy things, maybe clowns or something like that. I am afraid of heights and bugs getting caught in my hair. What is your quirky fear?


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

Here in Michigan it was unseasonably warm. Like go outside in a tshirt and be Ok with that warm. It is February and that is nuts. But I am insanely grateful for the mild weather, as I am getting outside and enjoying it. I am a big believer in taking a


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

I totally have kitchen gadget disease and post surgery found that I cook waaaaay more than I use to. This is in part to eating clean, but also because when retraining myself on cooking/eating I took the time to invest in gadgets for the good of the cau


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

Been using these for quite a while. When I first started using them, they really stuck in place. Now they are falling off in less than an hour. Not sure if I got a bad batch, or if others are having the same issue? 


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 9 months ago

I have been using the patch for a quite a while now, and used several packs of them. I have noticed on the stuff that came in my recent shipment the patches are falling off very easily. Back when I first started using them I practically had to chisel t


happyteacher posted a discussion topic 10 months ago

Just thought I would post this for our folks that are newbies to the process. Acid is a little different post op for some of us. Preop I had awful Gerd, needed to take constant Tums and OTC meds for it, burning, etc. Post op here and there I have acid


happyteacher posted a comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago
I would like to attempt this for my hubby. When you mention a half...

happyteacher posted a comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Just posting this in case anyone stumbles across this post. The...
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