Mindful …


It's not that hard I'm finding - In a week I've lost 3 pounds - I'm happy with that! And it's mostly just consciously not eating carbs (like pasta, breads, obvious refined little buggers) and focusing on lean proteins, veggies and salads.  More water. Less wine. It's ok! I can do this. 9 more days …

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Itty Bitty’s Moving


Hello my friends, I am in the process of transfering my wordpress.com blog to my new website http://www.ittybittyboomer.com - please check out the new website, and register there to continue following me while I'm in this strange time of transition! With any luck within a week everything here will be there ... Thank you! The Itty Bitty …

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Never Say Never Again


I haven't posted in a while - mostly because IF I GET TIRED OF LISTENING TO MY DRAMA I'm sure others do too.  It's exhausting. Yes, I still deal daily with my adult children's chronic mental and physical health issues - yes, I'm still dealing with my divorce... and the resulting anxiety and minor depressions. …

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Non-Scale Victories and Surviving to Thriving


How ever one chooses to do it, losing weight (and maintaining it) is a challenging process.  It requires constant effort - staying on task - being consistent - knowing there will be those periods of time when, try as we might, we don't drop pounds. It is during those times, or even when we ARE …

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Surgically Altered Freak … And Happy To Be


This is the front of a t-shirt I got at a weight loss surgery convention a few years ago and is one of my favorites!  It wasn't meant as a "dis" but a celebration of our success as gastric bypass post-ops.  It truly was the hit of the conference! That being said, I, as I'm …

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Weight Loss Surgery Works!


As a 7-year post-op roux-en-y (gastric bypass) individual, I talk to pre-ops and post-ops all the time.  I talk about the good, the bad and the ugly with pre-ops. I talk about the lifetime committment to taking care of ourselves with the post-ops as well as the ongoing, never-ending head battles that got us obese in …

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Weight Loss Surgery – The Easy Way Out?


In my weight loss surgery “community” this week there was a huge (and not always so nice) discussion about “traditional” dieting vs. weight loss surgery, and whether surgical intervention for losing weight is the “easy way out”.   The discussion was spawned by blogger Ily Goyanes, Fuming Foodie for the Miami New Times basically stating her very strong …

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