Bariatric Wellness

4 02, 2019

Grief. Recovering from aftershocks.

By |2019-02-04T14:58:52-05:00February 4th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Grief can literally knock the wind right out of you. Grief is a hard emotion to deal with. Dealing with loss is difficult, we all do it in our own way. The strange thing about grief is that it sneaks up on you in little ways you're not expecting. When it does, it can knock the breath right out of you. This past Friday afternoon I found myself huddled on the floor [...]

27 01, 2019

Emotional Baggage – Is it Causing Imbalance in your Wellness Wheel?

By |2019-01-27T12:48:40-05:00January 27th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

If you're feeling lost. Emotional Baggage could be weighing you down. "I've already dealt with my emotional baggage." That's a lie we tell ourselves to make things better when we don't like the truth that faces us in the mirror. Emotional baggage has a negative connotation to it. As such, we try to distance ourselves from the notion that we have it. But, if you are feeling lost, it's very likely that [...]

13 01, 2019

Remote Personal Training – How does it work?

By |2019-01-13T09:50:10-05:00January 13th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Dear DSS, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel|0 Comments

Remote Personal Training - Skeptical in Washington asks: The new site design for Desperately Seeking Slender has been up for about 2 weeks now. Some of you have already began to use the new "Dear Desperately Seeking Slender" feature. If you don't know what I am talking about check this out. One of the newest features of the blog redesign is that it gives you the ability to submit topics you'd like [...]

6 01, 2019

The Big Drop – Bariatric Edition

By |2019-01-06T10:28:16-05:00January 6th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel|0 Comments

What the hell is The Big Drop? You wanna know? I have an answer! The Big Drop is an 8 Week Long Fitness Challenge event at GoGirl Fitness Studio.  It’s an 8-week fitness and nutrition challenge where you get TONS of instruction, support, motivation and accountability to lose weight or get back into the groove of your healthy lifestyle. Let's get honest and raw here for a moment. Did you set a [...]

2 12, 2018

Bariatric Fitness – Is it a pipe-dream career path?

By |2018-12-29T13:15:04-05:00December 2nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

When I am sad, depressed or stressed out I get withdrawn and quiet. Like most of you, these are emotions I don't deal with well. When I start to experience these emotions I instantly think, "I have to be really careful that I don't start feeding my feelings." Because, if I don't, I know I am just a few Twinkies away from weighing over 400 lbs. again. It might seem like a [...]

4 11, 2018

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Event 2018 Recap

By |2018-12-27T13:11:13-05:00November 4th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel, Running After WLS|0 Comments

Let’s take a break from all the seriousness. I know I need one. Not to mention I still owe you all a very important Disneyland Paris Half Marathon event recap. I’ve ran a lot of half marathons. Forty-one to be exact. By far, my all-time favorite half marathons are the runDisney events. If you ask me, which you sort of did by coming to read my blog, this is appropriate. Because, for [...]

28 10, 2018

The Finality of Death

By |2018-12-10T15:18:34-05:00October 28th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

You never forget the moment you meet someone. I was living with my Godfather after my previous relationship had left me basically homeless. I was hanging out in Gorean chat rooms online. The chat rooms consisted of people who role played scenarios out of the 1960s John Norman Gor Novels and discussed the Master / slave philosophy that existed within those books. I had become friends with many of the participants of these chat rooms. [...]

21 10, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 21

By |2018-11-10T10:26:18-05:00October 21st, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Sex, Love & Obesity|0 Comments

In “Sex, Love and Obesity Part 20,” I talked about the day I finally got in my car and drove away. I was out of the house now, and the change in my stress and anxiety levels allowed me to stop turning to drugs and alcohol as coping mechanisms and escape. Last week, in “Dissociative Identity Disorder – Six Women One Mind,” I tried to paint you a clear picture of how my system works [...]

12 10, 2018

Dissociative Identity Disorder – Six Women One Mind

By |2018-11-10T10:15:34-05:00October 12th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness|0 Comments

For people with Dissociative Identity Disorder dealing with fear can be a very uncomfortable experience. Fear is a powerful emotion. It can motivate you to start invoking change very quickly. But the problem is that fear isn’t always rational; which means it can lead you to make irrational decisions if it is the underlying emotion driving your actions. In Sex, Love and Obesity Part 20 I moved out of the apartment. I ran away to [...]

9 10, 2018

Taking Back More Than My Run

By |2018-11-10T10:09:22-05:00October 9th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel, Running After WLS|0 Comments

Six months ago, in the beginning of April I told you that I was breaking my silence and returning to blogging. Alongside that, in the "This is #MyBariLife" blog, I announced that thanks to the good folks over at BariLife I was going to get the opportunity to not only find my voice again, but to try to gain back something else that I had lost over the course of the last year and a half, my love [...]