A Sleeve Journey

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Full Day Meal Plan #1

Full Day Post VSG Meals

Full Day Post VSG Meals

Here’s to my first attempt chronicling a full day in the life of my sleeve. If you’re interested in ones from closer to surgery – I use to do this a lot on my Facebook, so check that album out for early pre-op food collages. 

Starting in the top left, going clockwise, and finishing in the center:

  • Scrambled egg with shredded sharp cheese
  • Chocolate chip cookie dough Quest bar
  • Chicken breast
  • Coffee with cream
  • Eggplant, sliced like noodles, baked in Alfredo sauce. Topped with ground turkey. Ezekiel English Muffin made into garlic bread (only ate half as shown in nutrition below). And only ate one bean of the Asian snap pea salad, which is why it is not listed in the nutrition facts below.



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EPIC Bar Review

Forever ago, I made a video (click here to watch!) reviewing Epic Bars. As a follow-up after consuming the entirety of bars, here’s some additional comments:

EPIC Bars, in theory to me, where the greatest invention ever. I still think they are pretty great, but I honestly can’t get myself to actually purchase them — only because of the texture. These bars are tasty, have wholesome ingredients, are loaded with protein and healthy fats, and are a quick and easy snack to have stached in the purse or car for when you need something healthy and fast. My only issue is texture. This is coming from someone who is incredibly picky about texture – so I encourage you to try them for yourself. When I think meat in a snack type form, I think jerky or similar. This bar is not. EPIC bars are a soft protein bar – think soft, moist, ground meat. For me, I just couldn’t get over that kind of texture in a shelf stable bar combined with nuts and other ingredients. Just wasn’t my thing — however, I really do encourage you to try them for yourself. I often see EPIC Bars and really wish I had liked the texture because I loved the taste, protein, healthy fats, and convinence. Maybe someday, I’ll grow up and eat all my veggies despite my distain for their texture and then I’ll like EPIC Bars. Visit their website for more information.

Thanks to Taylor and the entire EPIC team for the samples of a great product!

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Blog Rework in Progress

As a note: as you may have noticed, over the past couple of weeks, I have been working on completely redoing the blog. Certain pages linked at the top may be incomplete at this time as I rework them. Posts that you may find missing will be back soon – hopefully just in a more organized useful way! I am working on bringing you more recipes and reviews as requested. Please bear with me through the new organization and I promise all posts will be back soon!


Hair Loss



Here’s a question a lot of pre-ops have. How bad is the hair loss? Well, for me I started losing around 2 months post op. Now, a month later I have approximately half of what I originally had. Granted, I had a LOT of hair before, so it’s not that noticeable… yet. If it keeps coming our at this rate it will be, but only time will tell. For someone who has always had very thick hair, suddenly seeing your scalp is a little unnerving, but it’s part of the journey and part of the sacrifice I chose to make for this weight loss.