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A few of you have asked how you could "help out."   I stutter.  I really don't know.

I need a fairy -- who can drive.

While I wish you had magic powers and could help me drive a big ass Dodge 1500 again, but in reality what I need right now is to furnish an apartment with household goods, furniture and whatnot, and the delivery fairies have to do much of it.  (I won't be driving anytime soon -- 365 days again.  I had a seizure today, and two more since this post... after what might have been a month without one.)

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I have a random wish list on Amazon as well.  I am furnishing a three BR unit, for myself, and four children part time, so we will need all sorts of things, I can't get it all at once.  I was able to get some basic furniture -- but I still need a million things and it's going to be a process.

Feel free to shoot me now.



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  • 5:00pm  - Out with exMr -  1/2 small steak quesadilla ---peeled off most of the tortilla-- to eat the goods, a couple bites lettuce, about 1/2 teaspoon sour cream (because it makes me die... Guessing 300-400)  2/3 of a Corona Light Beer, gave up when I felt it... (80)
  • 7:30-8:00pm - On the way home from tractor shopping -- two bites of a donut from exMr's bag.  Mmm, donut.  (100-150?) 
  • About 1200 calories




What are you eating, MM?

I'm seeing it again, those  "What does Melting Mama Eat In A Day, In A Week?" searches.  I know it's the whole Bad Girl thing.  

People think I'm in here eatin' Doritos and Dunkin' Donuts.   #assumptionfail  It's BIG MACS honey.

I don't post my intake much because I am so very boring.  I'll throw it out there, a couple days, here and there.  I cannot possibly do it every day.  I will make you stab your eyes out with boredom!

Wednesday - July 27, 2011 -

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WLS Patient Loses 252 lbs, Wins $60,000, but...

A man joins a gym after his WLS.  

He joins one of those weight loss contests, and WINS, never disclosing his WLS.  

He gets cash and prizes totaling $60,000.  They use him for marketing, not disclosing how he lost the weight.

Best part -- he got found out -- by his blog.  LMAO.

Is this wrong? 

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Let Go and Let YOU.

*Warning - Random ramble may occur*

I just read this status Food Addiction page on Facebook:

"Today, let go and let the God of your understanding take control. When we give our control over to God, we then find ourselves truly independent. Think about the electricity in your home... it does the work for you. Let God be your light!"


I fully admit that I am not religious. 

There is no God of my understanding.  I can identify as Agnostic, or Atheist.   This could be why I question the statement.

  • Read more about this idea here, first.
  • "Take a deep breath. Release it slowly, telling yourself quietly: I let go, I let God fill my need.  Accept the reality that God’s wisdom is ever present and available, ready to fill you with new understanding, light and life. Let God fill every void, every emptiness that seems to separate you from the desires of your heart. Let go! Let God fill your need."

Common sense tells me that giving personal control away is not really a good idea.  This is my body, my weight loss, my weight maintenance and my journey.  

If I let go, who's in charge of ME?  

There isn't anyone who cares more about SELF  than YOU do.  

If you let go, you're letting go.

I'm not talking about "letting go" like letting loose, relaxing rigidity in your rules and being easier on yourself.  

I mean, literally, expecting a someone or something or something greater than self to TAKE OVER YOUR SHIT for you, when you can't deal.  Jesus, take the wheel.  

"I can't deal with life, so do it for me," kind of thinking.  


"Think about the electricity in your home..."

I am.  

I am also thinking about much work goes into getting that electricity to my house, so it "works for me."  

I am also thinking about how much it COSTS each month to turn my lights on in this "house."  It's not that simple.  

  • You can't just EXPECT the "lights to turn on," if you pray to the electric company.  
  • You can't expect physical weight loss results or healing from addictions or what ails you by not doing the work, either.

Who brings the "electricity" to YOUR "house?"  Magical Fairies?  No.  In the literal sense, nStarbrings my house the electricity for a low-low price of $300.00 a month.  Thank you.  

As for ME?  I bring the POWER to my BODY.  And you -- you do too.

YOU do.  It's ALL up to YOU.

PS.  No hating on the fairies.


Taxpayer funded weight loss: State pays for bariatric surgery

WLS peers, does this make you twitch a little?  I got a little peeved for her -- this clip makes her out to be a leech on the State of Oregon -- it's not totally fair.  However, *I* latched on to HER statement:

"There was so many years I was put down and hurt, so I'd eat to comfort those feelings. I want to be able to be happy."

Teena needs to know that WLS does NOT make you happy.  Her situation will NOT change due to weight loss.  She needs much more support than a surgeon.  Many pre-ops go into surgery with that frame of mind, "if I just lose the weight, this will get better."  It won't, not unless you change everything about your current situation that is MAKING YOU OBESE.

  • Do you think State health-care plans should cover Weight Loss Surgery?
  • Do you think that State health-care plans save money in the long run?

Motivation for losing weight? Aw, hell no.


I saw this floating on Facebook -- and looked it up.


Let me create my eating disorder based upon how HOT I can look in my new brand-name fashions.  That is the proper motivation.  Not based on SELF, based on MATERIALISM!  Right on.  Oo

Backwards NSVs

I have a friend up for the weekend -- who is also a Bariatric patient.  She said to me yesterday, loosely translated:  "Being with you, I walk more than I ever do, and eat better than I ever do."

ME.  THAT BAD, BAD, INFLUENCE.  (Or so it's believed.)  The Founder Of The Bariatric Bad Girls Club.

So.  Shut up.  Shut up, shut up, shut up.  

Someday you will realize it's NOT about The Cupcake.  

It is about giving the finger to the "rules."  

I can, and I WILL use a straw, honey.  For example:  I can, and I WILL, have a Diet Coke.  I can, and I WILL, not wait ten minutes between bites, because I can, and I am NOT a compulsive binger.  I realize, that may not the case for all, but it is for me, and each person needs to do what works FOR THEM.  Rules are made to be broken -- or in the least -- molded to fit accordingly.  

Binge Eating Officially Defined As A Mental Disorder

Over-eating-7 Binge Eating Officially Defined As A Mental Disorder.  It's about TIME - NO?

Really?  It wasn't already?  Binge eating disorder, as defined by Mayo Clinic is a serious eating disorder in which you frequently consume unusually large amounts of food. Almost everyone overeats on occasion, such as having seconds or thirds of a holiday meal. But for some people, overeating crosses the line to binge-eating disorder and it becomes a regular occurrence, shrouded in secrecy.  When you have binge-eating disorder, you may be deeply embarrassed about gorging and vow to stop. But you feel such a compulsion that you can't resist the urges and continue binge eating.  Although binge-eating disorder is the most common of all eating disorders, it's still not considered a distinct psychiatric condition. But if you have binge-eating disorder symptoms, treatment can help you.


Binge eating is defined as eating large amounts of food when you're not hungry and then feeling disgusted and depressed afterward. But most people do this from time to time. It's the frequency of a person's binge eating — and the depth of the anguish he or she feels — that raises flags.

Previously the DSM had listed binge eating in the manual's appendix, as a tentative category. Research that has come out since the last major revisions to the DSM 15 years ago justifies the classification of binge eating as a disorder in its own right, says Dr. B. Timothy Walsh, a psychiatry professor at Columbia University Medical Center and chairman of the eating disorders work group for this version of the DSM.

Some doctors treated binge eating with therapy or with medication even before it was recognized as a disorder. In some cases, a binge eater's treatment included a weight-loss regime that basically ignored the psychological aspect of the disorder.

"We're not talking intermittent overeating — that is normal — but this is recurrent, persistent, frequently occurring, accompanied by lots of distress, guilt and unhappiness," Walsh says. "We do have data that this affects a small percentage — 2 to 5 percent — of Americans throughout their lifetime."

Researchers and doctors still don't really know what causes these issues, he says, and various factors appear to contribute.

"There's no consensus as to what is the best treatment," Walsh says. "Several types of medications appear helpful, as do several types of psychological treatment."

Binge eating is associated with middle-aged men and women, and it is not always linked with obesity. That's why treatments that address weight loss alone aren't necessarily helpful, Walsh says. He is hopeful that the categorization of binge eating as a disorder will stimulate further research. In particular, he says, he'd like to see some study of how mental health treatments for binge eating affect a patient's outcome.


Be a WLS Rock Star!


Springfield, MA, Seminar: Be a WLS Rock Star!

How to Make Your WLS Life a Big Hit (Or Stage a Comeback if You've Regained) 

Are you finding weight loss surgery to be more challenging than you hoped it would be?

I want to skip the reading and register now!

One woman said to me,

"I thought I was prepared, but I wasn't.
I just didn't think it would be this hard for this long!"

While you may be blaming yourself for your struggles, it's important to remember that it's not your fault. You weren't taught the right way to deal with the challenges you are facing.

That's why I am offering a powerful seminar to help WLS patients learn what the real issues are and how to address them.

"You made a big impact on me when I heard you speak. In fact, I told my friends at the time that your speech and meeting you were worth double the fee for the seminar. I was right and glad of it."
--Roxanne R.


Saturday, July 23, 2011
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Springfield Marriott, 2 Boland Way, Springfield, Massachusetts

Event Content:

Katie's Rock Star seminar is an entertaining and information-packed event that will change your life, if you let it! You'll learn:

  • The three critical things you must do to make a WLS comeback, and find peace with food, your body, and the scale.
  • What the one biggest obstacle is to WLS success. (You may be surprised!)
  • What character traits predict success and how to develop them.
  • The number one thing we tell ourselves that undermines our progress.
  • The stages of WLS transformation and where you really are on your journey.
  • How to use the stages to your advantage and pinpoint the exact things that will help you overcome your WLS challenges.
  • What you need to do to keep motivated and create lasting transformation.





Where are your FAT photos? Before and After

I'm receiving a lot of "Where Are Your Fat Photos?" questions and I guess it's been a while -- and since I don't really pimp out my weight loss, I suppose I could do a show and tell post.  It doesn't occur to me that when someone reaches a weight loss blog, they DO immediately want to know about the actual WEIGHT LOSS of the blogger.   Oops.  I'm not lying.  I promise.

Stats - 

Before - This was in 2000, I got bigger though, my top weight was 320 lbs.

December 2000

2003 -

Melting Mama at Highest Weight. (Motivation.)

Current - July 2011 -  7 years 4 months post gastric bypass

July 2011 - 160something pounds - 7.3 years post WLS

Shake it baby, 1-2-3-4. Blenderbottles for the BBGC!

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Yes, we are officially shaking it with BlenderBottles.   


Whey Protein NOT Soy Protein Helps Weight Loss

Want to lose more weight -- use whey protein or milk protein -- not soy.  That's what a new study says -- and article I found at WebMD suggests whey, or milk, protein may offer people who want to slim down a slight edge over soy.  And, frankly, most milk proteins taste better than soy.  That's just my opinion, and I am a soy-milk user.

WebMD -

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Human Nutrition Research Center randomly assigned 90 overweight and obese middle-aged adults to one of three groups. The first group was asked to add protein drinks made with whey to their normal diets, the second group drank protein drinks made with soy protein, and the third group drank carbohydrate drinks.

Study participants weren't told which group they had been assigned to.  All the drinks, which were drunk twice daily, at breakfast and dinner, had the same number of calories: 200. They also all had had 52 grams per packet, for a daily total of 104 grams of added protein or carbs.

Researchers tracked participants'physical activity levels, weights, waist sizes, lean and fat body mass, and blood levels of hormones related to hunger and metabolism.

They also had people keep records of the other foods they were eating. The researchers made sure participants were drinking the shakes during random urine tests for levels of a chemical tracer they had added to the powders.

Seventy-three people completed the study, which is published in the Journal of Nutrition.


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Booty shaking leads to excessive sleepiness


Obvious comment is obvious. Don't say it.  Let me tell you WHY I posed -- the SUN does not EXIST in Seattle, WA.  This happened on the way to dinner, and I literally DID rejoice, "SUN! MR. SUN!"

I left Seattle yesterday evening around 10:30pm, and got home today about 10am.  

I feel as if there is a day missing here somewhere, and I just realized it's Monday, not Sunday.  It could be that yesterday was an entirely "wasteful" day of eating, sitting, playing on an iPad, watching TV and relaxing.  Like I mentioned on Facebook, it could have been worse.  <g>

I was going to clean up my bags and go to bed, but then I wouldn't sleep tonight.  Instead, I got the laundry going, unpacked and cleaned up the house and now you get the ramblings of a girl who hasn't slept much since...when?  I don't know, it wasn't last night!  I over-dosed on PM meds and was napping in fits and twitches for the flight.  "Nighttime" OTC medications do not help me.
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I know I didn't sleep before 4am on Saturday either.  It started out so lovely, the Obesity Help evening event:  wherein we sang karaoke like fools, took these photobooth pictures and danced until we sweat through our clothes. 


After we were clearly the only people left in the ballroom, and hotel staff were on the way to clear us out, a few of us took off to find somewhere to go.  We found a live band downstairs in the hotel bar and chilled there until the dancing started again.  Nothing like a cover band, to get your booty shaking.  Whatever you hear, it's all true, and I was sober.  

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Body by Slimpressions, not going to lie.


Posts about the event to come, and a couple product wins.