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11 02, 2019

Sex Love and Obesity Part 22 – Dysfunctionally Dissociative

By |2019-03-03T10:14:55-04:00February 11th, 2019|My Story, Sex, Love & Obesity|0 Comments

Understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder and Dysfunctional Dissociation  When we left off in Sex Love and Obesity Part 21, my entire life when it came to sex, love and decisions that involved those two things was unraveling at the seams. Every part of me was going in a different direction. Each part of me wanted something distinctly different. If you read my Dissociative Identity Disorder - Six Women One Mind blog, you'll understand [...]

4 02, 2019

Grief. Recovering from aftershocks.

By |2019-02-04T14:58:52-04:00February 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 |2019-01-27T12:48:40-04:00January 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 [...]

20 01, 2019

Dental Health After Bariatric Surgery

By |2019-01-20T11:12:39-04:00January 20th, 2019|My Story, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Is your dental health in jeopardy after Bariatric Surgery? Dental health wasn't something I gave a lot of consideration to when I made the decision to have bariatric surgery. They warned me about the possibility of my hair falling out. I combated that with biotin shampoo. I took biotin and horsetail supplements. In case you don't know this the main ingredient in horsetail supplements (silica, or silicon) helps strengthen hair strands, as [...]

13 01, 2019

Remote Personal Training – How does it work?

By |2019-01-13T09:50:10-04:00January 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 |2019-01-06T10:28:16-04:00January 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 [...]

1 01, 2019

2018 – Year of Lemonade

By |2019-01-01T09:12:14-04:00January 1st, 2019|My Story, Life After Weight Loss|6 Comments

2018 is over and consequentially it is time for a 2018 end of year review. 2018 is over and the New Year is a time to reflect back on the year behind us. It is a time to Celebrate the things that we were able to achieve and accomplish. Additionally, it's a chance to identity the things that we might have chosen to do differently. This is a pretty common form of [...]

2 12, 2018

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

By |2018-12-29T13:15:04-04:00December 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 |2018-12-27T13:11:13-04:00November 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 [...]