lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 3 months ago

OK.. i'm really not a dumb person... old maybe, but not dumb. I keep reading about people having or asking for a revision... usually from a VSG or RNY to a DS because they have usually had a regain. Is this common practice and most of the people are


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Sometimes after the holidays it's hard to get back on track again. Maybe you've put on a few pounds and feel huge. Maybe you feel like you cannot control your eating. Please know this feeling will pass. Keep trying. Start over every


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

You've made it through most of the holidays now. You've made some good choices and maybe some not-so-good choices. New Year's Eve will be here soon. Use the tips and tricks you've learned along the way to finish your year on an up note. If you're going


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

If the holidays have put a dent in your healthy lifestyle, it's time to forgive yourself and know the holidays will end shortly. You will soon be moving on and getting back into your healthier habits. When you are in a bad place with food, the fear is


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 4 months, 3 weeks ago

REFLECT FIRST, THEN PLAN. On New Year's Eve, many people talk about their plans for the coming year. They make resolutions and hope for better times ahead. But before you start down the resolution path, pause for a moment and truly r


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

Food For Thought (from a fellow WLS patient)

You might remember Christmas from the “good old days”. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you my fellow food addicts? Before my RNY almost 7 years ago, Christmas was


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

Who are you going to bring with you as you move from holiday event to holiday event? Are you going to bring the little child inside who hates being deprived? Or, are you bringing with you the satisfied and goal-oriented adult who will take care of your


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago

You don't have to adopt a Scrooge-like attitude toward the coming holiday season. Despite all of the commercialism and the intense, unhealthy focus on food and drink, the holidays can be a time of joy and contentment. But even the most optimistic, upbe


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 5 months, 1 week ago
Fleas love me. When they are nearby, I always come down with a case of "flea-bite-us"... The red welts and itching are annoying during the day, but life keeps me somewhat distracted. The itching gets much worse at night. Sometimes a food craving i

lexxiblue posted a comment 7 months, 1 week ago
First I have to say congratulations to you for the courage to write this...

lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 8 months, 2 weeks 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 9 months 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 9 months, 1 week 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 9 months, 2 weeks 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


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 9 months, 2 weeks 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


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 9 months, 3 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 9 months, 3 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


lexxiblue posted a discussion topic 10 months 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 10 months, 1 week 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 10 months, 1 week 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 10 months, 1 week 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 10 months, 1 week 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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