Weight Loss Surgery Affects Taste Buds

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Interesting read!

http://www.personal.psu.edu/afr3/blogs/SIOW/2011/09/sense-of-taste-wins-5th-place.html

Photo Credit: JORDAN HAYLEY ABRAMSON

http://www.statecolumn.com/2014/04/weight-loss-surgery-changes-the-way-people-taste-and-smell-food/

http://yottafire.com/2014/04/taste-buds-take-a-toll-after-weight-loss-surgery/

Of the listed surgical processes in the articles above, I only know of one person who has had one of these done.  A few years ago, a friend decided on the lap-band surgery. It was definitely tough for her to adjust to at first. The tiny amount of food her body was now constricted to made it so that she could only eat a handful of cereal (like Apple Jacks) in an 11-hour stretch.  Over time, she went from her starting weight of  around 330 pounds to a size 4 (and I think around 110 pounds). She was very happy with the results!

It’s interesting to see though that taste buds seem to get altered in the process.

What are your thoughts? Have you or anyone you know had one of these procedures done?  Can you confirm that taste buds do seem to change?

Have a great day everyone!

Forget it ALL- Because you already know what to do

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I give up. And you should too. What should we give up?  Taking to heart any set advice from the media and/or medical association.  Pretty extreme statement right ? Well, hear me out.  I am annoyed – and I’m sure … Continue reading

Closet Organizing Time!

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It’s cold out. It’s grey out. The Weather Channel is calling for another foot of snow. Yuck. So what to do during this frigid winter season? Let’s stay indoors and… organize !!

If you’re like me, then you know exactly what I see when I look at my closet and drawers.

I wouldn’t necessarily say that  I’m a pack rat or a hoarder, but I tend to hold on to things for a long time. A VERY long time.  Example: a shiny black velvet mini tube top worn to nightclubs 20 years ago, a winter cotillion dress from my first freshman year high school dance,  summer flip-flops, winter boots, seemingly more shoes than Imelda Marcos ever owned, and clothes in a wide size range from size 4 to size 16, small to extra-large (my never-ending weight-loss wishes haven’t exactly manifested themselves into a successful physical form …yet!).

For some of the items, there is obviously a sentimental attachment (as I don’t think I’ll be baring my midriff – especially in this weather –  any time in the near future)  :)   However, considering I live in a teeny tiny Manhattan studio.. well, sometimes it’s good to purge, to donate, to try to organize.

Here, ahead of the annual “Spring Cleaning”  (way ahead … because you know the 15th snowstorm of 2014 is on the way!)  is this great article I wanted to share.  We may as well organize now .. this way we can emerge in the spring, with the nice weather, purged of all the things we no longer use .. and then be ready to enjoy the summer!

Have a great week everyone!

 

Article:   http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/2013/05/24/40-hanger-closet/

NYC where to donate: http://www.nyc.gov/html/stuffex/html/donate/where_to_donate.shtml

 

 

Why Jan. 6 is the years most depressing day

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Why Jan. 6 is the years most depressing day.

Yesterday around 5 PM… did you get the “Sunday Night Creeps” ? (my brother-in-law gets the credit for coming up with that term!)

Today… did you feel, well… like you had the blues? You aren’t alone!  Check out the article and hang in there! Tomorrow is another day :)

Why Jan. 6 is the years most depressing day