Monthly Archives: January 2013

30 01, 2013

Your Voice Can Be Someones Light in the Darkness

By |2013-01-31T11:03:40-05:00January 30th, 2013|My Story|3 Comments

I should really be heading to the Gym already, I have so much to do today, but I just needed to sit down and write this first. Yesterday was a terrible, dark, and horrifying day for me… I had been up for over 24 hours, I was in a state of panic, more than anything I wanted to go run and be able to talk to my Father and try to get my head cleared [...]

28 01, 2013

One of the Darkest Days of my Weight Loss Journey

By |2013-01-28T16:29:34-05:00January 28th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

I'm pretty sure I'm having a semi nervous break down or something equivalent to it in my weight loss journey. I'm sitting here trying to re-gather myself, panting for breath and sniffling uncontrollably with the hiccups after throwing myself on the bed and crying and sobbing in a way I can only recall doing the morning my father died and the first time a boy broke my heart. Let me rewind for you a second [...]

17 01, 2013

My WLS Journey Pause Button

By |2013-01-17T12:28:21-05:00January 17th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

You know that button on your remote control that looks like this sort of like this || - it’s the pause button, and sometimes, right in the middle of a show that you really want to watch, you have to hit because life has something else in mind for you. I find the same is true of my weight loss journey. Every once in a while you’ll see me use the = sign, when I [...]

14 01, 2013

This is Me Hurt and Discouraged

By |2013-01-14T08:00:56-05:00January 14th, 2013|My Story|4 Comments

This is one of those pieces that you start to write and ask yourself, do I really want to share these thoughts and feelings with my readers? For me, the answer is a resounding yes, and let me explain why. I made a promise when I started this blog that I would share my journey with you, that includes the times when the journey isn't fun or exciting and it includes times that I feel [...]

13 01, 2013

My spin on WLS Advocacy – What I am doing to help

By |2013-01-13T07:55:43-05:00January 13th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

A lot of people have asked me about my involvement with the Flab to Fabulous Pageant since segment aired on KOIN6 Local News on January 11,2013 about my weight loss journey didn't really go into great details and they didn't air any of the details they had about organizations that I am passionate about. Last week, I was named the Ms. Fabulous 2012 Honoree and invited to the pageant week in Atlanta GA scheduled to take [...]

8 01, 2013

Chris Powell answers my letter. Please help make my dream come true.

By |2013-01-08T23:27:18-05:00January 8th, 2013|My Story|3 Comments

I've got to take a deep breath. I need to write this all down and honestly I’m so excited about everything that is happening right now that it’s hard to bring myself to stop and actually do that. I posted on my Facebook account on January 3rd, “You know that old saying go big or go home? I’m actually scared of something I got brave and decided to do, Details to come soon.” That was [...]

6 01, 2013

How NKOTB Saved my Life – 2013 Tour Announced!

By |2013-01-06T13:10:14-05:00January 6th, 2013|My Story|1 Comment

Okay that’s it – I can’t hold back, I have to say it again, I LOVE 2013 so far. So far this year has been freaking amazing AND it just gets better. But first, you have to understand why this is so amazing to me. I had a pretty bad childhood, I’m honest about that, but one thing that I was never lacking was toys. I was spoiled rotten; my parents let me have just [...]

5 01, 2013

Why Weight Loss Surgery?

By |2013-01-05T21:03:50-05:00January 5th, 2013|My Story|3 Comments

My friend Jessica at Bariatric Beginnings wrote a blog today called Why Weight Loss Surgery. It addresses the seemingly common occurrence of WLS patients being told that by having weight loss surgery they took the easy way out.  Jessica discusses the process to surgery, she explains that for many we are taking our lives back…  I've decided to elaborate a little bit… Hi I am Pandora; I used to weigh 420 lbs. The first time I [...]

4 01, 2013

I won an iPad you could win an iPad Mini

By |2013-01-04T15:34:24-05:00January 4th, 2013|My Story|1 Comment

Man I have this news that I want to share with you guys so bad it is quite literally making me burst at the seams that I CANNOT tell you yet. It really sucks when you have huge huge epic news and you can’t spit it out, especially when you are me, because you all know how I am, tell it like it is, call it like I see it, I am the type to [...]

3 01, 2013

Desperately Seeking Protein Powder Giveaway!

By |2013-02-03T08:02:19-05:00January 3rd, 2013|My Story, Product Reviews|28 Comments

So when I find a product I really like I tend to like to share it. Lucky for me, some of the companies I like, like to share their products too! I had been desperately seeking a protein powder that I really LIKED for going on three years. Then I found CHIKE! One taste of their High Protein Iced Coffee and I was theirs. Then, they really sealed the deal when they sent me a [...]