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Monday, November 30, 2009

Recovery Monday on YouTube

Fun Times in the Neighborhood

Hello Neighbors & Welcome Back after the Thanksgiving Weekend. I hope your plates were loaded with lean-mean protein and you enjoyed great times with your family and friends. Now, with the first of the Feasting Holidays under our belt, we can get on with the fun at hand! In the Neighborhood, of course! Check out these great opportunities to enjoy a little holiday Joy with your LivingAfterWLS friends:

2009 Holiday Swap

Fun Friday Goes Experimental

Get Fit the Wii Way

Son of a Witch Read Along

Back on Track with the 5 Day Pouch Test

The LivingAfterWLS is the best place to carry on conversations about you, your weight loss surgery experience and your life. It is an advertising free destination, a safe haven circle of friends. Don't travel this journey without making the Neighborhood your home.

But when you need a quick fix of inspiration and support catch up with LivingAfterWLS & Me on Facebook & Twitter -- Here's the Links

Kaye Bailey on Facebook

LivingAfterWLS Neighbors on Facebook

Kaye's 5 Day Pouch Test Group on Facebook

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See you around!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Free Pocket Journal with Purchase LivingAfterWLS Store

Hey Neighbors -- Wanted to alert you to a promotion we have in the LivingAfterGeneral Store!!

Enter coupon code THANKYOU at checkout and receive our all new Know Your Numbers Journal ($5.95 Value) free with your paid order! This is our way of saying thanks for being a loyal Neighbor and thanks for your support of LivingAfterWLS project. Proceeds from the General Store keep the Neighborhood advertising free so we can focus on being good Neighbors and building genuine relationships.

Here is a little look at the Know Your Numbers Journal - It is a great tool and yours Free with every order!

Good records are the key to early detection & prevention of disease. This 36-page guide helps men & women stay informed about important numbers, such as cholesterol levels and blood pressure readings, as well as recommended screenings for cancer, hearing loss and much more. Includes room to keep years of results in one handy guide. Record dates of medical/dental exams, weight, blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, vision, hearing, bone density, cancer screenings, contact information and much more. A must have for any health-conscious individual.!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ham & White Bean Soup


1 Tablespoon canola oil
2 Tablespoons butter, unsalted, divided
1 large onion, chopped
1 shallot, chopped
3 stalks celery, sliced
3 large carrots, diced
1 teaspoon You Have Arrived Savory Provence Seasoning Blend
1 pound cooked ham, trimmed and cubed
3 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, canned, drained and rinsed
1 (32 ounce) box chicken broth, reduced sodium
1 bay leaf
ground black pepper, to taste

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In a large heavy stockpot or Dutch oven heat the canola oil and 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onion, shallot, celery, carrots, and You Have Arrived Savory Provence Seasoning Blend. Cook and stir for about 10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Add the diced cooked ham, the drained and rinsed Great Northern beans, and bay leaf. Reduce heat to a slow simmer and cook for 20 minutes for flavors to marry. Remove from heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon butter and season with pepper, do not add salt. Remove bay leaf. Serve warm, 1 cup per person.

I love the cover of my new book!

220 Pages, Soft-Cover, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2-inches - See Full Cover
66 All new recipes for Day 6 Family Friendly Eating

Day 6: Beyond the 5 Day Pouch Test is Kaye Bailey's follow-up to her powerful 5 Day Pouch Test Owner's Manual, which has helped countless thousands get back on track with their weight loss surgery. In Ms. Bailey's generous spirit of compassion and belief in others she shares her secrets for working with the surgical weight loss tool, not against it, to achieve optimum success and long-term weight maintenance. No gimmicks. No quick fixes. Just simple common sense delivered in the powerful "you can do this" style we have come to expect from Ms. Bailey.

In Day 6: Beyond the 5 Day Pouch Test Ms. Bailey invites readers to consider their relationship with the word diet as she introduces a revolutionary new concept for nurturing a strong and reasonable respect for food.

Day 6 is the way-of-life weight loss surgery patients will follow if they want to control their weight for the rest of their lives.
"This is the book I wish I had read before having surgery in the first place - it would have made all the difference in my success or failure."
-- Alyce Pittaway, Laparoscopic GastricBypass 2002


Sale Price: $25.95

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bonus Fun Friday

I'm not sure if Gwenda knows the Neighborhood is back online, so I'm going to toss-out a *Bonus* Fun Friday for this weekend.... Hope you don't mind, our darlingGwenda little down under Fun Friday Hostess...

November 13th is the third Friday the 13th of 2009 -- and it seems I (personally) have been on a run of rotten luck lately. But the saying goes, third times a charm. So my question for this Bonus Fun Friday -- Does the adage 3rd times a charm override the misfortune of Friday the 13th? Get out of bed or pull the covers over your head on the third Friday the 13th of the year?

...... cool prizes presented to you from the LivingAfterWLS General Store.

Let the game begin .......

a bit under the weather

hey Neighbors -- I'm not ignoring the Neighborhood, emails or PMs. I'm just feeling pretty lousy and hanging-out like a lump on the couch. I think I have food-borne illness since eating a deli lunch of questionable freshness yesterday. Jim thinks the stress of the last few weeks has whipped-a** on my little body and I just need to chill-out and rest. HA! I'm sipping copious amounts of Emergen-C and resting best I can. I really need to get feeling better soon. KeepHerKitty is home with me, not feeling so chipper herself:

In good news:

Our new little booklet "Know Your Numbers" is now in stock at the LivingAfterWLS Store -- Such a cool tool, go here:

Exciting Personal News: I learned this week I get to be the custodian of my beloved grandmother Florine's dining room set. My grandmother was a goddess of entertaining, including a stint in Washington DC hostessing political powerhouses and a lifetime of grandly hosting her cherished family. I am wigged-out excited for this because of the history of this family heirloom, but also because we gave our dining set to our son last year and have not replaced it! This year we can eat Thanksgiving at the family table. (Last year we ate off paper plates sitting on crates of 5DPT books!).

Speaking of Grandma Florine, for years she hosted Gingerbread House party for oodles of aunts, uncles, cousins, and kin. Grand family tradition. Grandma passed in April 2007 and the following holiday season I honored her by replicating her childhood home in Gingerbread:

This year I will honor the LivingAfterWLS Neighbors by making & donating on your behalf a Gingerbread House to our local Relay for Life Festival of Trees. I want to include our rainbow and penguins --- any other suggestions? If you've heard me speak about the Emperor Penguins you understand the connection.

The Gingerbread House featured above is still presentable -- I preserved it and I can hardly wait to make it the centerpiece on my Grandma's table... I think she would be pleased.

Ok -- time for more rest.

Please share your ideas for our LivingAfterWLS Gingerbread House. What do you think about skinny snowmen? LOL!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New! Know Your Numbers Health Journal

I'm very excited to introduce a new product in our LivingAfterWLS General Store - Ready to ship to you today:

Know Your Numbers Journal

Good records are the key to early detection & prevention of disease. This 36-page guide helps men & women stay informed about important numbers, such as cholesterol levels and blood pressure readings, as well as recommended screenings for cancer, hearing loss and much more. Includes room to keep years of results in one handy guide. Record dates of medical/dental exams, weight, blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, vision, hearing, bone density, cancer screenings, contact information and much more. A must have for any health-conscious individual.! SKU#1241718434 Sale Price: $4.95 (SAVE 15%)

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LivingAfterWLS Neighborhood

Welcome Home Neighbors!

So glad to have you back after an agonizing week-long outage. The strength of our relationships was truly realized when we were suddenly disconnected and unable to gather here in support and friendship. I appreciate the loyalty of each of you and treasure the kind messages and shows of support, particularly when it became necessary to cause a public stink to get results from our Internet Host.

Please join me in giving Melinda (melsreturn) a big cyber-hug for opening her Recovering Fatty Home to us. She gave us a special room and made us quite comfortable, treating us as her cherished guest. She is a valued member of our community here and a treasured leader in her own community. Please join me here in offering your words of gratitude.

Thank you again, everyone.

And Welcome Home.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Lemon Broccoli Chicken - 20 Minute Recipe

Oh does this look yummy! I found this recipe on the label for Campbell's Condensed Cream of Broccoli Soup! A side dish of steamed broccoli with a squeeze of lemon would make a perfect meal! Here's the details:

Lemon Broccoli Chicken
1 Lemon
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I'd use canola)
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (10.75 ounce) can Cream of Broccoli Soup
1/4 cup milk
Salt and Pepper

Cut 4 thin slices of lemon. Squeeze 2 teaspoons juice from remaining lemon into a small bowl.
Heat oil in skillet. Cook chicken 10 minutes or until browned.
Add Soup, milk, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Top with lemon slices. Heat to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until chicken is done. Serve warm.

Sounds wonderful! Let me know if you try it!

Neighborhood Needs Your Tweets

I need your help.

Have you ever been stuck on the perpetual hold circle never to get results? That's how I've spent most of my time since Tuesday, November 3, 2009.

The entire LivingAfterWLS suite is hosted by -- a high-priced host & domain register that promises "100% online time because 99% is not enough." We use this web host because, until now, we believed in their lofty promises and security claims:

"our website hosting solutions give you more of what you need to succeed online - including state-of-the-art features, world-class support and guaranteed reliability that other business web hosting providers can't match." --

On November 3, 2009 outsourced technicians crashed the LivingAfterWLS Neighborhood.

Neighborhood Logo

These same technicians have failed to restore the Neighborhood; has failed to react to my calls for site support or restoration.

I have been patient.
I have been understanding.
I have been polite.
I have been apologetic to the LivingAfterWLS Neighbors.

But damnit. Time's Up!

The Neighborhood WAS online and growing since March 2006 and WE have made it our safe haven circle of friends support community. We are authentic: We are family.

And nobody at is listening to how important this is to us.

Their accounts payable is happy to listen when I call to update an expiration date on payment card. They are happy to take my call when I add a web domain. But six days after crashing our Neighborhood -- and I get "assurance we are watching this" and "you are important to us" after numerous calls. But nothing happens.

Here's how you can help:
Using your Twitter account please message:


Your very frustrated friend,

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Oven Baked Porcupine Meatballs

Hello Neighbors!

Last night I posted this picture to Facebook: Dinner of Oven Baked Porcupine Meatballs. The recipe is featured in my new book, Day 6: Beyond the 5 Day Pouch Test, on page 179. But since the book is a bit behind schedule and so many of you have already ordered I'm offering up the recipe here today! These meatballs are super delicious and actually quite easy to make. I served them with baked butternut squash and heated store-bought gravy. There is just enough rice to get a nice "bite" without going carb-crazy. I hope you enjoy. There are 66 all-new recipes in the new book -- recipes for Day 6 Living that keeps us on track with our weight loss surgery and keep our tummies happy. Here you go!

You can still pre-order my new book at a discounted price and save $4.00 off the cover! And I've promised to sign all pre-order copies. Go Here

Oven Baked Porcupine Meatballs

This recipe reminds me of the great casserole foods from the 1970's. My mom made the meatballs with the rice mixed in with the meat. But rolling the meatballs in the pre-soaked rice gives the meatballs more bite without overindulgence in starchy carbohydrate. Any ground meat will work in this recipe, but if you use ground chicken or turkey be sure to add a small amount of olive oil or other fat so the meatballs are succulent.

1 cup white rice
Cooking spray
1 pound ground veal
1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 bunch green onions, minced
1/2 cup water chestnuts*, canned, drained, diced
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 egg white, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Soak rice in hot tap water in a large bowl while preparing meat mixture. Line a large baking sheet with foil and place baking rack on top so that fat will drip through rack to foil lined sheet. Spray rack with cooking spray. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Combine ground veal, rice wine vinegar, green onions, diced water chestnuts, cornstarch, egg white, sugar, sesame oil, salt and pepper. Mix well. Form into 24 evenly sized meatballs. Drain rice in a sieve and transfer to a shallow dish. Roll each meatball in rice to coat and place 1-inch apart on baking rack. Bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes or until meatballs are done. Serve warm.

Serves 6, 4 meatballs each. Per serving:243 Calories; 6g Fat; 18g Protein; 28g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber.

*Water chestnuts are the edible tuber of a water plant found in Southeast Asia. They are bland with a hint of sweetness and valued for the crunch they add to stir-fried dishes.

Copyright 2009
Day 6: Beyond the 5 Day Pouch Test by Kaye Bailey