December 31, 2010

Affirmations for 2011

I affirm that I am happy, healthy, and prosperous! I am perfect, whole, and complete, made in the image and likeness of a loving and beneficent God! I continue on my journey to lose weight with new excitement and vigor and look at each pound lost as one step closer to a healthier me! I love myself and embrace my quirks and flaws.

I no longer look to other people for my own acceptance and happiness. I recognize that I am responsible for my own happiness, today and always. I no longer seek approval from others as I recognize I don't need any. I live for myself, and through my living, I am able to provide the best me for my loved ones, family, and friends. Being the best me is of utmost importance to me, and I fervently seek: the peace within me, the balance of work and family, and the love of myself -- body and mind! And so it is!

Lo Carb Pizza - Yummy in my sleeve!

I took a stab at creating a low carb pizza after my buddy Nikki started tweeting about it. Shelly from the Eggface blog has some great recipes, but this was my take. 

December 29, 2010

Holding on to Past Resentment

Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head." - Ann Landers

This is so applicable to those of us who are on this journey to weight loss... so applicable


We all make promises to ourselves this time of year when it is popular to think about all the food you ate for the holidays, all of the booze you drank, the cigarettes (or whatever) you smoked because of guilt you felt afterwards. We make promises to lose weight, stop smoking, and be better people. Every year we set ourselves up for huge failure, and it doesn't make use better people. I include myself in this universal "we". I have made many, many "resolutions" to do better and be better. Yet, I often feel like I let myself down. The trouble is that I used standards of excellence created by other people that were never really intended to fit into my world -- no matter how hard I tried to "fit in".

December 28, 2010

How to Beat those Dreaded WLS Stalls

In my hunt for interesting reads, I found another blog of note, Living Well/Eating Well after VSG by Margo Nelson. Head on over to Margo's blog for her take on handling stalls.  This is particularly notable for all of us "sleevers" out there.

December 27, 2010


If you want great information and exhaustive independent research about bariatric vitamins, be sure to visit WLSVitagarten. This is also an excellent post from Andrea at WLS Vitagarten. oPurity

Drink Your Water

I can't sleep, so I was on CNN and I found a blog entry from Dr. Gupta about drinking water. Water is the WLS patient's best friend. Here is is!