Monthly Archives: March 2013

27 03, 2013

Nominated For the 2013 WLS Awards Most Inspiring Story

By |2013-03-27T11:29:36-04:00March 27th, 2013|My Story|1 Comment

Nominated for: Favorite YouTube Personality Favorite Individual/Personal Obesity or WLS-related Blog: Most Inspiring Story: can be obesity or WLS related Being Nominated for something like this is SUCH an honor. I can't even begin to tell you. When I think about the fact that so many of you really only met me and started following my blog back in October after we met at the OAC Convention it really warms my heart that so many of [...]

22 03, 2013

Training To Become a Personal Trainer

By |2013-03-25T10:08:37-04:00March 22nd, 2013|My Story|5 Comments

Once in a while you meet someone and you just click. You goals are so similar and you are so passionate about the same things that when you are together it's like you feed on each other's positive energy. I call this "Motivation Transference." Bobby Whisnand Leading the Walk from Obesity at the OAC Inaugural Convention Dallas Texas October 2012 If you are someone who reads my blog and finds themselves motivated by [...]

19 03, 2013

How Can I Help You To Say Goodbye

By |2013-03-19T14:05:28-04:00March 19th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

This isn't going to be your usual WLS post. Unfortunately today I have something else to share with you. Most days I am happy to stop and do anything I can to help someone along their journey. Most days I am happy to share my life experience with someone in order to try to make their journey a little easier than mine might have been. Usually I do so with an eagerness I can rarely [...]

13 03, 2013

Does the WLS Community Feel Like High School?

By |2013-03-13T16:04:12-04:00March 13th, 2013|My Story|9 Comments

Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, It's taken me awhile to decide how I wanted to approach this topic… Let me share a story with you… A Picture of Me at 15 It was my Sophomore year of High School and in general, I wasn't a very happy teenager. I had a very hard time making friends, I rarely fit in, and any boys that showed any sign of liking me wanted to keep it [...]

5 03, 2013

When Emerald Eye Monsters Rear Their Little Heads

By |2013-03-05T06:58:37-04:00March 5th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

As usual my friends over and Post Op and a Doc have posed a question that has me thinking this morning. As I started to respond I realized it was going to be long and decided it would be a good blog post to share with my readers. This morning they posted the following quote from the movie "As Good As It Gets" (1997) on their Facebook page and asked what their fans thoughts were [...]

2 03, 2013

What will it take to motivate you? How about millions?

By |2013-03-02T05:59:30-04:00March 2nd, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

A multimillionaire in New Mexico wants you to get off the couch and go searching for hidden treasures. You know how yesterday in my article about Joan Rivers I told you that I thought the world would be a happier place when I was thin and that somehow I would follow rainbows find pots of gold and discover the last living unicorn. But no such luck? Well  maybe Forest Fenn has other plans for me. Mr. [...]

1 03, 2013

Ellen Inspires my new Letter to Joan Rivers about Fat Jokes

By |2013-03-01T12:45:07-04:00March 1st, 2013|My Story|2 Comments

Yesterday I wrote a blog about WLS Plastics from the Patient Perspective. There was a reference in it to a school yard bully incident that I used to help people understand the psychological stigma that such encounters can have on you even 20 years later… The hall was crowded, kids bustling around as they rushed to their lockers to get their books for their next class. She stood at her locker with her back against [...]