Bariatric Wellness

27 01, 2019

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

By |2019-01-27T12:48:40+00:00January 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 [...]

4 11, 2018

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Event 2018 Recap

By |2018-12-27T13:11:13+00:00November 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 [...]

9 10, 2018

Taking Back More Than My Run

By |2018-11-10T10:09:22+00:00October 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 [...]

26 09, 2018

Paris Sans Obesity

By |2018-09-26T10:15:09+00:00September 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 [...]

11 09, 2018

Transformation: Emotional Running

By |2018-09-10T08:30:53+00:00September 11th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Four months ago, after a yearlong hiatus I decided it was time to take back my run. Prior to my break, running had been therapeutic for me. It had been my means of emotionally escaping the world when I didn’t want to deal with whatever was going on in it. Running had been where I found comfort when trying to deal with the grief of losing my father. It was where I found peace and [...]

4 09, 2018

Transformation: Is Comparison The Thief of Joy?

By |2018-09-07T07:08:46+00:00September 4th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Transformation. The word makes most people think of change in form or appearance. But, transformations come in many fashions. Four months ago, I announced in my "#ThisIsMyBariLife" post that thanks to the good folks over at BariLife, I was going to back to Paris to run in the annual Paris Run Disney Half Marathon Weekend. I had stop running entirely for almost a whole year. My last half marathon had been back in May of 2016 [...]

2 05, 2018

This is #MyBariLife

By |2018-05-07T09:02:03+00:00May 2nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

There are moments that you look back on in life and think, “If I had that to do all over again, I’d sure do that differently.” Everyone has them. The emotion that drives these feelings can be different; sometimes it’s regret, sometimes it’s lack of education, while other times it’s a lack of knowledge. When I wrote “The Truth About Why I Stopped Running” blog last week, if you asked me what emotion was fueling [...]

27 04, 2018

The Truth About Why I Stopped Running

By |2018-04-27T10:23:51+00:00April 27th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I’m an Obesity Rebel. That means I don’t let this disease kick my ass any more. I make sure that I am always fighting back and that it never gets to have the hold on me it once did. But the methods I use to fight back have changed a little over the nearly 8 years since I started this journey. One of the keys to my success in weight loss was that I traded [...]

8 04, 2017

Happy Miscounted 38th Half Marathon To Me!

By |2017-04-08T11:11:54+00:00April 8th, 2017|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

One of the things that I think is most important in my weight loss journey is my self-integrity. That means something different for everyone. But one of the biggest things I have learned along the way is that if I am not keeping the promises I make to myself in order to reach my goals, it becomes easier and easier to do just that: not keep my promises. If I tell myself that I’ll be [...]

20 09, 2016

Au Revoir Slender Seekers

By |2016-09-20T11:50:57+00:00September 20th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

So it’s mid-September. Half Marathon season has officially begun and I have completed two of the eleven half marathons that I have scheduled for this season. One might think that with the experience of having over thirty half marathons under my belt I wouldn’t get nervous about running a half marathon anymore. But if you made that assumption you’d be dead wrong. Let me tell you why… When you run as much as I do, [...]