lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 20 hours, 22 minutes 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 days, 19 hours 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 1 week, 3 days 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 1 week, 3 days 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


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 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 weeks, 3 days 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 weeks, 3 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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 weeks, 4 days 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


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lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 weeks, 6 days 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 4 weeks, 1 day 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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lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Are you a perfectionist? Do you tend to give up and overeat if you can't be perfect with your food? The reality is making one mistake does not mean you have to throw in the towel. You don't have to be perfect; just be honest with yourself. When you sta


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

So, have you reached your goal weight yet? Are you well into your successful maintenance period? Of course, you've resolved all of your emotional issues and are now a phenomenally healthy model of happy, successful living, right? Well, don't despair; a


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Some days you wake up feeling tired or distracted. You just don't have the time or energy to follow your WLS regimen at that moment. So, you skip breakfast, or eat that slice of cold pizza that you righteously avoided the night before. Days of discoura


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Life is full of distractions. Your company is downsizing, your debt has become unmanageable, your basement has flooded again--the list is endless. What is the one thing that would make all this worse? You know all too well. Being obese and ill. Certai


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

The trouble with having an overeating problem is you can't swear off food completely. You have to eat. In addition, you are around all kinds of food all the time. It's hard to resist. While there are plenty of gray areas when it comes to the WLS lifest


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 1 month ago

Sometimes life presents challenges that seem insurmountable. When tragedy strikes or plans fail, motivation can jump right out the window. When you're feeling discouraged, it's easy to lash out at others or mistreat yourself. But have courage. Despite

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