Author: Rob Portinga

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Thoughts From The Shower

So I’m in the shower… (no, this isn’t gonna be THAT kind of a post) and my thoughts wander to some stuff I want to post about today, cause it’s been waaaaay too long. And there’s just something relaxing about...

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Life, Love, and Loneliness

Yesterday was Tuesday. For some people it was also Valentines day. It’s not like I am a cynic or anything, but I will say I’m glad I wasn’t faced with any sort of overt celebration of anything during the day...

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Understanding Type of Whey Protein

Whey protein tends to be about the best available for those of us with re-arranged guts after bariatric surgery. And typically, you don’t have to worry about the chemicals and GMO issues that tend to come with soy based proteins. And...

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Product Review – Premier Protein

One of the vendor tables at the WLSFA Meet & Greet last month included Premier Nutrition, and like a good vendor does, they brought samples! They were pouring up samples of their ready to drink (RTD) protein shake that come...

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A Non-Surgical Gastric Bypass? Really?

Diet products are a “dime a dozen”. Well, actually… they’re usually MUCH more expensive than that. They’re a mega-million dollar business category and some of those companies go to GREAT lengths to protect those business interests – often at what...

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It’s been… a week.

I’m really not sure what sort of adjectives to use to describe it. Overall, I’m still fine with where I’m at, though my scale is dead right now, so I don’t know where I am at number-wise. But I’m not...

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Broiled Shrimp

I’ve always liked shrimp. Fresh would be great, but since I live in Minnesota, that just doesn’t happen. But with modern Individually Quick Frozen (or IQF) you’re likely not going to notice a difference. Even those “fresh” shrimp in the...

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Resistance is (not) Futile!

Exercise… pre-op it was something I sort of thought about. Most of the time walking up a flight of stairs left me feeling like I’d just run a 5k race. I joined a gym…. years ago. Cripes… six or so...