lexxiblue posted a comment 5 days, 2 hours ago
First I have to say congratulations to you for the courage to write this...

lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

There comes a time when what you are doing stops working well. Then, it's time to try something new--whether you need to change your exercise routine, avoid a food that has become a trigger for overeating, or ask for support. Unfortunately, most people


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Many WLS patients have overeaten for years, in part, to escape certain feelings. You might have eaten to escape feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, boredom, or being overwhelmed. After WLS, many people continue to engage in escape eating. It's ti


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Own your truth.
The truth may be you are not drinking all your water, or you may be skipping your morning protein supplement because you don't want to take the time. The truth may be you don't take your multi-vitamin because you


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month, 1 week ago

Make "right decisions" a goal.
Do you set goals and track your progress? It's a well-known fact that you are more likely to reach a goal if you write it down and monitor your growth. If you've been struggling to make good choice


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Getting too hungry can be a form of self-sabotage. When you allow yourself to get really hungry, it is much harder to make good food choices. It is harder to care about what you are putting in your mouth. It is much eas

lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 2 months ago

Maybe you let your son buy chips at the store yesterday. Or you have eaten at restaurants more often lately. Did you offer to bake something to bring to a party--something you know will trigger food cravings in you? Once on the road to recovery, you ma


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Sometimes it feels like food is the enemy. But you can't give up eating altogether. You still can be passionate about food and flavors. Your passion for food just needs to be redirected a little to make dishes that are small, healthy, and, just as impo


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lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 2 months, 1 week ago

Snacking and grazing are not the same thing. Snacking has a healthy purpose. You snack because you need a short supply of energy for your body. A snack is planned, including the quality of the food you eat, the quantity, and the time of day. Grazing ha


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lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I'm 6+ years out... was at an amazing Meet n Greet in Barrie this past spring. Had a vendor there pushing Celebrate products.. vitamins, etc. I asked him about this and what the difference was between this pill and the prenatal i was told to take many


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Avoid the L.G.M. Everyone has met "perfect" people before. There are some people who--at least outwardly--appear able to accomplish great things at work, maintain impeccable health and raise a ridiculously happy family. And some of t


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lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 2 months, 4 weeks ago

As you lose weight, your rounded face changes. The double chins fall away and your baby face begins to mature into an adult face, with perhaps a bit of sagging skin. The person you see in the mirror is unfamiliar to you, but you are the mature and vibr


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

When you see the scale go up a few pounds it's easy to panic. A few pounds emotionally feels like a ton. You wonder if you will ever be able to get off that extra weight, as if you were David facing the Giant. You feel guilty for how you've eaten or fo


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

While many WLS patients wish they could be at some magical weight they consider ideal, the weight you choose needs to be realistic. Not necessarily what you weighed in college or when you got married. Not necessarily less than your sister. Are you shoo


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

We didn’t gain weight overnight and we won’t lose it that way either. How many times have we went on some fad diet, lost weight rapidly only to regain it plus a few bonus pounds in the process of our way back up the scale. Slow and steady wins the


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

There are two good reasons to keep memories of your former self fresh and green. The first reason is so that you do not repeat past mistakes. Your new self does not want to give up and go back to past behavior. The other reason to keep your past fresh


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

As the pounds melt away, your skin may get a bit droopy. Just like the Shar-pei dogs with the many folds of sagging skin, you too will be lovable, soft, and healthy. Your loose skin may tighten up in time, or you may choose to have it surgically helpe


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

Before WLS, you probably tried every diet in the book--and then some. You undoubtedly withstood a phenomenal amount of abuse. Many people struggling with obesity spend a good part of their lives in shame. Even after you reach your goal weight, it may b

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