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2 Years Post Gastric Bypass

2 Years Post Gastric Bypass

I started this post in June.  Six months ago. Then its title was 18 Months Post Gastric Bypass.  And I wrote a total of two paragraphs.  Six months flew by!  Since starting Allergic to Sugar, life has evolved into something completely different.  Something fucking wonderful. […]

WLS Waikato & Bay of Plenty Monthly Support Group

WLS Waikato & Bay of Plenty Monthly Support Group

Starting in November 2017, I’ll be part of a group arranging monthly get-togethers for a Weight Loss Surgery Support Group. Our Group Guidelines are as follows: * Confidentiality first. What is said in the group, stays in the group * Share feelings and experiences, ensuring […]

Tuesday’s Food & Workout Diary

Tuesday’s Food & Workout Diary

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening!! It’s been a while since I blogged, I was thinking that I haven’t really had anything new to share – but I guess there’s been more going on inside my head than anything.  I’ve been maintaining, for the most […]

How We Meal Plan and Prep

How We Meal Plan and Prep

I like to THINK that we are pretty organised in our house.  But then I survey the bomb site that is our tiny kitchen and my eyes glaze over the washing all over the spare bed and I start to doubt my skills as an […]

Fully Loaded Bacon & Chicken Soup

Fully Loaded Bacon & Chicken Soup

This recipe is adapted from the amazing I Breathe I’m Hungry Turbo Atkins Soup – created as part of a low carb keto reset.  I enjoyed the flavour so much I thought I would punch it out a little – plus it makes an excellent […]

Foundations of Healthy Living – a Health & Wellness Retreat

Foundations of Healthy Living – a Health & Wellness Retreat

The Foundations of Healthy Living (FOHL) is a four-day health and wellness retreat hosted at The White Haus in Ohakune by Andrea Schroeder and the team from Weight Loss Surgery Ltd. The retreat originally began as a Back On Track for those that had weight […]

Broccoli, Sun Dried Tomato and Parmesan Frittata

Broccoli, Sun Dried Tomato and Parmesan Frittata

Some nights you get home from work, rather I get home from work, and I just CBF.  You know what that stands for right – Can’t. Be. Fucked. But a girl’s got to eat.  The good thing about a frittata is that basically, anything goes. […]

I Am Embracing … Slowly

I Am Embracing … Slowly

Last week I finally saw the movie “Embrace”. Embrace is a film made by Australian Mum Taryn Brumfitt. In 2013 she posted a Before and After photograph online which was the total opposite of your standard Before and After – the Before being after a […]

The Great NZ Food Show 2017

The Great NZ Food Show 2017

I wanted to go to the Great NZ Food Show last year.  But I didn’t.  The year before that, when I hadn’t had weight loss surgery, I actually had no interest in it.  So why would someone who has the stomach the size of a […]

Top Ten Reasons Weight Loss Surgery is NOT the Easy Way Out

Top Ten Reasons Weight Loss Surgery is NOT the Easy Way Out

Before you even have bariatric surgery, you need to complete the pre-op diet. This can be 2-4 weeks and is no bloody joke.  Pre-op diets vary but as a basic plan you have 2 very low calorie shakes each day and then 100grams of lean […]