Monthly Archives: December 2012

31 12, 2012

Starting Each Day With A Positive Affirmation

By |2012-12-31T01:01:25-05:00December 31st, 2012|My Story|2 Comments

My friend Michelle Mata, who I met at the OAC's First Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention, shared a video on Facebook the other day that really inspired what I am about to write. Michelle thank you for being my late night Facebook muse. The video is titled  Jessica's Daily Affirmation So imagine this with me for a moment… I climbed out of bed and as I saw the sun shining through the small slits of [...]

28 12, 2012

Moments We Will Remember Forever In Our Weight Loss Journey

By |2012-12-28T10:21:47-05:00December 28th, 2012|My Story|5 Comments

There are days in our lives that we will never forget. Moments and memories forever etched into our minds that have written part of who we are with their mere existence. I want you to think for a moment of a scene from your favorite book, for me it's always that moment in Great Expectations where Pip is standing in the graveyard at the end of the story and he realizes that his life has [...]

27 12, 2012

Emotions Surfacing With Too Much Time to Think

By |2012-12-27T21:10:15-05:00December 27th, 2012|My Story|2 Comments

Ok let's get raw, after all, that is sort of what you are used to with me right? I'm one of those blunt, tell it like it is, call it like I see it girls that tend to rub people the wrong way if they don't appreciate that sort of personality type. I am also one of the most supportive people you will ever meet and if you ever need someone fighting in your corner [...]

27 12, 2012

My Third Christmas Post Weight Loss Surgery

By |2012-12-27T03:30:39-05:00December 27th, 2012|My Story, Product Reviews|0 Comments

I feel like I have so many things to do and catch up on, especially in the online world, that I am starting to panic that I'm "playing" too much. It's nearly 10pm on December 26th, the day after Christmas when life begins to return to "normal" and the end of the Holiday season approaches. I had a couple really rough days leading up to Christmas. Murphy's Law got me again and I was lucky [...]

19 12, 2012

Woman Emotionally Assaulted by PCP over having Gastric Bypass

By |2012-12-19T17:28:49-05:00December 19th, 2012|My Story|10 Comments

I want to bring some attention to this story…. I am not usually the type to call someone out in public, it is not usually my style. But I have a friend in the WLS community whom I will not name at this time because I do not have her expressed permission to do so. But I got a note from her on Facebook today asking me to go read a post that she had [...]

19 12, 2012

Sometimes Reality Sucks. That’s Reality.

By |2012-12-19T00:27:02-05:00December 19th, 2012|My Story|14 Comments

This is going to be deep. I'm a blogger, it's what I do. If you don't want to share my emotional journey with me stop reading right now, this isn't going to be a light-hearted or happy blog post. I'm angry at myself. I feel guilty. I've made some decisions that my family is about to dramatically pay for and I am not as confident as I once was that these were the right decisions [...]

15 12, 2012

Featured in the Dec Walk from Obesity E-Newsletter

By |2012-12-15T07:34:03-05:00December 15th, 2012|My Story|1 Comment

So for those that don't realize it, life was a little busy for me for a bit. I left Oregon for Dallas, TX on October 24th, in order to attend the 2012 Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention. I left Dallas on the 30th, the day after we did the Walk From Obesity and headed to San Francisco CA, where I spent some time visiting friends, saw my niece Abby brought into the world and got [...]

11 12, 2012

Positive Body Image Mission 2013 Commencing

By |2012-12-11T20:47:13-05:00December 11th, 2012|My Story|0 Comments

I don't normally do this sort of thing, but I saw a link on Twitter today that came from that asked "How Healthy is your body Image?" I decided to take the quick quiz and see what my results were. This is what I came out with.   How Positive is Your Body Image? Body image affects how you feel about yourself, how you project yourself, and how you care for your own health. Answer the following questions [...]

9 12, 2012

Endorse WLSers at the WEGO Health Activist Awards

By |2012-12-09T14:11:31-05:00December 9th, 2012|My Story|2 Comments

I got an email last week from the WEGO Health Activist Awards informing me that I had been nominated for one of the Awards. What an honor. I doubt I will win, I never win anything, but it is still quite an honor to be nominated. From: Susan Mees [] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 7:53 AM To: Subject: You’ve Been Nominated for a WEGO Health Activist Award   Congratulations – someone in your [...]

7 12, 2012

Christmas Shopping for the Post Weight Loss Fitness Junkie

By |2012-12-07T22:47:12-05:00December 7th, 2012|My Story, Product Reviews|0 Comments

So I need a break from all the seriousness that has been going on in life recently and need to take some time to just be fun and light-hearted. with that in mind I decided to do a life after WLS, Post Gastric Bypass, Healthy Lifestyle Christmas list and share it with all of you. Actually let me translate. I'm making this list so that you can forward it to your husbands, family members and [...]