Weight Bias

26 09, 2018

Paris Sans Obesity

By |2018-09-26T10:15:09-05:00September 26th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

If you have ever suffered from obesity you’ve probably had the experience of laying in bed at night thinking about all the things you would do and how different your life would be if you were not “fat”. Yes, I said “fat”. Let’s be honest, it is the word we use in our head when we beat ourselves up emotionally for suffering from this disease. I can’t tell you how many times I laid in [...]

18 06, 2018

The Obesity Rebel Challenge

By |2018-06-18T13:54:55-05:00June 18th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

If you follow me on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you probably already know about the Obesity Rebel Challenge. If you don’t follow me on social media, you should, follow the link I just gave you and take care of that. But I want to take a moment out of the Sex Love and Obesity blog series to talk to you about the Obesity Rebel Challenge, why it is important to me [...]

15 10, 2016

We Will Always Have Disney Paris

By |2016-10-15T11:32:48-05:00October 15th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

... We will always have Paris! There is a famous line from a famous movie of which I have never seen: “We’ll always have Paris.” From what I understand it’s a line used in parting as the lead character realizes that the end of their romance is over and he fondly consoles her by reminding her that they will always have good memories. Obviously since I am quoting this movie, I will have [...]

21 02, 2016

The Me vs Her Perspective

By |2016-02-21T20:00:42-05:00February 21st, 2016|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

I have a lot of photos of myself from days long past. Photos of myself at an extremely unhealthy weight. Photos of myself at a time that I was eating as a way of dealing with my emotions. These pictures represent a time in my life where I was constantly sad, constantly depressed. They represent a time when I felt completely unworthy. They are pictures of a woman who put on a fake smile to [...]

7 09, 2015

Nicole Arbour’s Perfect Example of Fat-Shaming

By |2015-09-07T14:32:20-05:00September 7th, 2015|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

A new video entitled “Dear Fat People” hit YouTube a few days ago. This video features Nicole Arbour, a Canadian comedian, recording artist, actor, writer, choreographer and producer displaying very prominent views of weight bias and fat-shaming. Well Miss Arbour, you’re right about one thing, some people are already offended and I’m one of them. Fat-Shaming is very much a thing. It’s an unproductive and emotionally damaging thing. The saddest part of fat-shaming is that [...]

25 05, 2015

NKOTB Inspires my Body Confidence

By |2015-05-25T22:51:17-05:00May 25th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

So there I was dancing around the room naked in front of the mirror. For someone who struggles with body image issues after massive weight loss, being able to do that without stopping to find a flaw and pick at something you don’t like about yourself? That is quite a non-scale victory moment in and of itself. I had to stop and double-check and make sure that the blinds were drawn and that nobody could [...]

12 10, 2014

The Teeter-Totter of Weight Bias

By |2014-10-12T09:43:24-05:00October 12th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

As a Weight Loss and Wellness Coach, I often use the illustration of a teeter-totter when sitting down with a new client to go over the theory of “calories in, calories out” and to explain the importance of putting good fuel in our bodies to support vigorous activity. As I lay in bed restless tonight, I am thinking about an article I read about people who sit on both sides of the spectrum of weight [...]