Product Reviews

17 11, 2018

Hair Skin and Nail Formula – BariLife Product Review

By |2018-12-27T13:31:32-05:00November 17th, 2018|Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

It's time for a product review! This month we're going to be talking about the . Because, I am an honest WLS Blogger; I'll admit that I am remiss in getting this review published. As usual, you have great intentions, then life happens and other things sort of take priority. This product review as slated for October. But, I was suddenly dealing with the passing of my late ex-husband. However, that has [...]

22 08, 2018

Taking Your Protein on Tour

By |2018-08-22T11:08:44-04:00August 22nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Protein. It’s the first thing we learn about when it comes to nutrition in our post-operative bariatric surgery lifestyle. I really wish that I was the sort of bariatric surgery patient that possess the kitchen savviness that has me creating protein shakes so yummy you’d think you had just hit the Tropical Smoothie Café or Smoothie King drive-through, but alas I am not. That sort of play with your food creativity is what lead me to [...]

19 07, 2018

A Protein Bar Packed Pantry Helps Me Be A Successful Obesity Rebel

By |2018-07-19T11:59:22-04:00July 19th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Protein Bars. This Obesity Rebel loves them. To me a protein bar is like a candy bar.  One of the things I often tell my clients is that when it comes to healthy lifestyle changes you must find food substitutions that help you through daily life without constantly feeling deprived. Feelings of deprivation do not motivate us in a weight loss journey. They hinder us. Dieting fails people. This is largely because it leaves us [...]

6 06, 2018

How This Obesity Rebel Solves Her Vitamin Compliancy Issues

By |2018-06-06T09:57:04-04:00June 6th, 2018|My Story, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

With Summer quickly approaching, it’s time to take a break from my recent blog series “Sex Love and Obesity” and talk about something that this Obesity Rebel just really thinks you need to know exists. Vitamins delivered in the form of Watermelon goodness. Let me tell you something about me. My name is Pandora, I’m an RNY Gastric bypass patient and while I am supposed to take my vitamins on a regular basis to avoid [...]

20 09, 2016

Au Revoir Slender Seekers

By |2016-09-20T11:50:57-04:00September 20th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

So it’s mid-September. Half Marathon season has officially begun and I have completed two of the eleven half marathons that I have scheduled for this season. One might think that with the experience of having over thirty half marathons under my belt I wouldn’t get nervous about running a half marathon anymore. But if you made that assumption you’d be dead wrong. Let me tell you why… When you run as much as I do, [...]

19 08, 2016

My Top 5 Favorite Bari Life Protein Bars

By |2016-08-19T19:47:45-04:00August 19th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

So I have had the opportunity to taste several of Bari Life’s protein bars in the last couple of months as they were kind enough to send me a care package of products to try out so that I could tell you all what I think about them. You know me,  am pretty transparent and I tend to be really honest, I won’t tell you that something tastes good if I think it tastes nasty. [...]

28 01, 2015

My Fitness Tracker is a Watch

By |2015-01-28T12:43:53-05:00January 28th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Photo from October 12, 2014 I just looked at my watch and it’s nearly approaching 10:00 a.m. My watch is supposed to be much more than that. That’s why I bought it. My watch was supposed to do all sorts of things for me. It was supposed to track my activity, tell me when I've been sedentary too long, tell me how many calories I've burned in a day, what my heart rate [...]

3 01, 2013

Desperately Seeking Protein Powder Giveaway!

By |2013-02-03T08:02:19-05:00January 3rd, 2013|My Story, Product Reviews|28 Comments

So when I find a product I really like I tend to like to share it. Lucky for me, some of the companies I like, like to share their products too! I had been desperately seeking a protein powder that I really LIKED for going on three years. Then I found CHIKE! One taste of their High Protein Iced Coffee and I was theirs. Then, they really sealed the deal when they sent me a [...]

2 01, 2013

CHIKE gives me the confidence to make a 2013 Protein Goal

By |2013-01-02T15:56:52-05:00January 2nd, 2013|My Story, Product Reviews|5 Comments

Alright my friends. 2013 is here and I have promised myself that this will be the biggest year yet for me. I've made goals and resolutions. One of my big personal goals this year is to make sure that I incorporate more Protein drinks into my routine. Protein drinks are really important for me when I am exercising hard. When I start really pushing it in the gym I NEED that protein drink each day [...]

27 12, 2012

My Third Christmas Post Weight Loss Surgery

By |2012-12-27T03:30:39-05:00December 27th, 2012|My Story, Product Reviews|0 Comments

I feel like I have so many things to do and catch up on, especially in the online world, that I am starting to panic that I'm "playing" too much. It's nearly 10pm on December 26th, the day after Christmas when life begins to return to "normal" and the end of the Holiday season approaches. I had a couple really rough days leading up to Christmas. Murphy's Law got me again and I was lucky [...]