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Thank You

 I won’t lie. These past two weeks have not been easy. Burying a parent is something each of us imagines we’ll do, but I think we all have this vision in our heads that it’ll happen when we’re in our 60’s or 70’s. Over the last few weeks I have cried more than I remember crying in my entire …

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Bariatric Foodie is taking a hiatus

It almost seems strange to me to do this right now, but I will explain that in a moment. Last night, March 29, my mother passed away at the age of 58 years old. It was very sudden. At this point, as I am sure you will all understand, I just don’t have the words to say very much more …

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National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day

Chocolate & Peanut Butter…whoever thought of putting you together was a GENIUS!  Ok, I don’t want to go on and on about this but…if you’ve not yet checked out the Mini-Caramel Cream Cakes…you MUST. Here’s a link so you can take a peek. I’ll wait… You back? GOOD! Ok, so this morning several of my Foodies informed me that …

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Meatless Friday (on a Tuesday)

(Looking for “Bariatric Foodie Pledge” grand prize info? Click here!) Some of you may recall I do “Meatless Fridays” during Lent to honor my late (and very Catholic) grandfather. I know many post-ops, by virtue of meat intolerance and some by choice choose to eat meatless diets, so this year I am going to TRY to get better at supporting …

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THANK YOU!!!

This afternoon marked the end of the last “regular” pledge week in the 2012 Bariatric Foodie Pledge. Before I give any more information on the Grand Prize week next week, let’s announce the week 4 winners! These three pledgers won a $35 gift certificate to Carb Smart online stores plus free shipping on their order!!! Congrats to: Sandy Barrow O’Connell …

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Happy Pam Day?

Yeah, yeah, yeah today is Valentine’s Day. This is true. But more significant to ME is that it is my good friend Pam’s birthday. Don’t know Pam? You should! She runs a blog called Journey to a Healthier Me wherein she gives good information and advice on nutrition, vitamins and life after WLS. And if that wasn’t enough, you guys …

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BF Top 5: Big protein in small volume

I’m a member of quite a few post-op online communities. One thing I see quite often, from folks who are newer out, are questions about getting lots of protein in very small packages. There’s the infamous protein bullets (which contain a form of protein not well absorbed by a malabsorptive system, so RNYers and DSers…unless you are in the business …

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Nik’s Four Year Surgiversary Post

Four years ago today… It was not a Sunday. In fact, I think it was a Tuesday. At any rate, it was a day when I awakened, much like I did this morning, wondering what the events of the day would mean to me and how they’d affect my life. Except these days, I don’t have quite the same worries. …

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BF Top 5: Nik’s Fave 2011 Recipes

It has been an interesting year, Foodies. The year began with two authors and ended with one, but as you can see, nothing can stop the Foodie Nation. We rock on, baby! This is very uncharacteristic of me, but I’m going to skip the long intro and just get to my five favorite recipes posted on BF this year. Click …

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Need a last minute gift…get crafty!

 I am known within my family and circle of close friends as “the gift lady.” Every Christmas Eve, I have a Christmas party and the running joke is that EVERYONE gets a gift…even if you brought someone I wasn’t expecting. How do I achieve this? Well, I try to always have extra gifts on hand, just because there are …

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