It’s my potty and I’ll poop if I can…

If you are on any of the many facebook groups for weight loss surgery, you will notice TMI posts in abundance.  The color of your poop, the hardness of your poop, the frequency of pooping, well, they are all part of the weight loss surgery conversation. First, let’s discuss the color of your poop.  I…

Say Goodbye to all of the Good Stuff

When I was pre-op still and considering doing this surgery, one of my biggest fears was that I would no longer be able to enjoy the good stuff.  The reality is that the good stuff just got new names.  Donuts and cake get swapped for yogurt and sugar free jello. With weight loss surgery comes one major…

I Saw My Reflection Today

I am 5′ 8″ tall (unless you ask my doctor and then I am 5′ 7 3/4″ tall, but hey 5′ 8″ is so much easier to say and type).  I started this journey at 316 pounds.  At last weigh in I was right at 260 pounds.  I have been busy doing much more in life…

What Do You Eat After Weight Loss Surgery?

The first week after surgery you will not be eating much. Mostly, you will be adjusting to having a small pouch. You will be home after 1 to 4 days typically and you will be sore.

OMG, I have a Lump on my Side!

I woke my husband up last night to check out a lump on my left side. It was about 1:00 am and it was something he definitely needed to see. I have friends dealing with cancer and tumors and I take nothing lightly anymore. If something doesn’t feel right, I don’t ignore it, thinking it will go away. Nope. I get it checked.

Weigh In

An open look at what I weigh and how much I am losing as the days go on.

Learning More about Exercising

I will be the first to tell you that I am learning as I go.  Some days, I think I understand everything, and then things come at me and I realize that I have a long way to go.  Some things may be basic knowledge to some people when it comes to exercise, but honestly,…

I Hate Exercise…but I still do it.

I hate exercise.  I hate forcing myself to get up out of my comfy chair to go do exercise, especially in this Florida heat.  Just let me sleep and bring me my meals and books to read, and I will be completely happy…but what good does that do me in the long run as I…

Gastric Bypass (Roux en Y) What is it?

In the Gastric Bypass or Roux en Y procedure, which is what I had done, they take a small, thumb sized portion on the top of the stomach and separate it from the rest of the stomach and make a thumb-sized pouch.  They leave the rest of the stomach intact and then they clip the…

The Joys of Dumping

“Dumping? What the heck is that?” you ask.

Dumping is that (NOT) joyous event in your post weight loss surgery life where your body is explaining to you in a not so gentle way that you ate the wrong food and you should…