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Pre-op Diet

When I got my surgery date finally, I then began working towards the pre-op diet. My particular surgeon wanted us on protein shakes and protein bars for the month leading up to surgery. I admit, I really had a hard time with this one. I couldn’t tolerate the protein...

Type A Personality and RA

I have always been a Type A person. I’m overscheduled, always moving, and always stressed. With my career I burned the candle at both ends and was a complete work a holic. My career was in call centers and technology and typing for 8+ hours a day. I was proud of my...
Vitamins

Vitamins

After any type of weight loss surgery, you will be required to take Vitamins to remain healthy. This is especially true after the BPD/DS due to the malabsorption. Let me start off by saying that no one is perfect when it comes to Vitamins. I know you will see some on...

Make it work for you

As you begin the process of going through weight loss surgery, your surgeon’s office will give you all of these guidelines and dos and don’ts. What I learned was that in order for me to be successful in anything, I have to be in control and make it work for me. I took...

MY DIAGNOSIS WITH RA

If I look back to when my life began to change health wise, it started in early August when I got really sick with a respiratory infection. Normally that causes my asthma to flare up and I go on a taper dose of prednisone along with antibiotic to clear it up. For some...
INFOGRAPHIC – KEEPING CARBS LOW

INFOGRAPHIC – KEEPING CARBS LOW

Living the low carb life can be hard at first. Above are some great tips to keep in mind when you are transitioning to low carb or you need to switch things up a bit and add more variety to your low carb diet. There are many products out there that will allow you to...