Bariatric Wellness

2 06, 2014

Weight Loss Contest Winner Runs 13.1 Miles for a Blanket

By |2014-06-02T09:50:35-04:00June 2nd, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|3 Comments

Guest Blog by "How do YOU Celebrate Success" Contest WinnerAmy Smith Hello, Slender Seekers! I can't believe three months have passed since I got the news that I was the "How Do You Celebrate Success" contest winner. My life has been a whirlwind since then. I had a photo shoot, started training for the RunDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon, started getting my butt kicked by Bobby Whisnand's "It's All Heart" program, organized a group [...]

27 05, 2014

Post Weight Loss Fitness Contest Entrant Kevin Levin’s Story

By |2014-05-27T08:59:12-04:00May 27th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

When we launched the second "How do you Celebrate Success Contest" there were several people who wrote in entries. 5 Judges selected our winner, Amy Smith, based on the essay that she submitted. Amy is currently in the middle of training for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon which we will do together in November. This time around, I promised that I would share the essays of the other entrants. Each one of them touched [...]

20 05, 2014

Post Weight Loss Fitness Contest Entrant Diane Cary’s Story

By |2014-05-20T09:49:17-04:00May 20th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

When we launched the second "How do you Celebrate Success Contest" there were several people who wrote in entries. 5 Judges selected our winner, Amy Smith, based on the essay that she submitted. Amy is currently in the middle of training for the Wine and Dine Half Marathon which we will do together in November. This year, I promised that I would share the essays of the other entrants. Each one of them touched my [...]

12 05, 2014

Ten Things to Do When You’ve Got the Body Image Blues

By |2014-05-12T10:11:04-04:00May 12th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

“I wish you could see yourself through my eyes.” That’s what someone said to me the other night while I was out and comparing myself to each and every woman in the room and felt like I didn't measure up. Did you know that often times those mirror shot selfies you see me take are because it helps me see myself a little thinner when I look at a picture of my reflection instead of [...]

6 05, 2014

Staying Motivated When Life Puts You on the Bench

By |2014-05-06T10:43:21-04:00May 6th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dear Desperately Seeking Slender, ~ I've noticed reading your blog that you often had a lot of down time between your running events. How do you stay motivated to get back into the swing of things so quickly? Dear Slender Seeker, You’re right; I've had a lot of down time between my running adventures. I started running sometime around July of 2011 when I lost my Father due to a stroke nearly smack dab in the [...]

29 04, 2014

Post Weight Loss Fitness Success: Supplements and Intervals

By |2014-04-29T09:27:57-04:00April 29th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Guest Blog by "How do YOU Celebrate Success" Contest WinnerAmy SmithAs I enter week 7 of RunDisney Wine and Dine Half Marathon training, [ See #WineDinec210kPrep ] I can’t believe I’m almost halfway through the first phase of training! The weeks are flying by, and the training is going very well. With Pandora’s guidance, I have figured out a style of running that I truly enjoy. Everyone is different when it comes to running. Pace, [...]

24 04, 2014

Big Brother, Big Dreams, Life after my 260 lb. Weight Loss

By |2014-04-24T10:14:38-04:00April 24th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

This year I've been working on my bucket list. Recently, that meant sending in an audition tape for the Big Brother reality show.  This was quite a surreal experience for me. Realizing that I was actually doing something that I had dreamed of doing for years and let my struggle with obesity hold me back from was yet another non scale victory moment for me. There was a time that a list of things I [...]

16 04, 2014

What’s Your Reason? Recognize and Recover from bad behaviors

By |2014-04-16T11:27:21-04:00April 16th, 2014|My Story|0 Comments

Dear Slender Seekers, As a woman effected by obesity there was a time when material things held more value to me than emotional things and everything I wanted and needed was wrapped up in my Christmas or Birthday list. Wants versus needs.  For a long time it was hard for me to understand the difference. Anything I wanted I felt like I needed and I didn't really have any priorities. Everything fell into the “I [...]

8 04, 2014

Growing As A Coach: Get Over Yourself. It’s Bigger Than You

By |2014-04-08T10:59:19-04:00April 8th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

April started just over a week ago and now #TeamSlenderseekers is in the middle of week 4 of our 13 week couch-to-10k training schedule. This time things have been a little different for me and I have to say it’s taken me a little bit to get caught up with the crazy deposits this has put in my emotional bank account. Some of you may remember this, some of you might not, but around this [...]

7 04, 2014

Self Advocacy; What You Allow in Your Emotional Headspace

By |2014-04-07T10:15:29-04:00April 7th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Dear Slender Seekers, I've received a few letters from some of the #SlenderSeekers out there that heard that I got up and left the room during the Lisa Lampanelli show at the WLSFA event the other night and wanted to know why, so I wanted to take a moment to explain. We each have different paths and different journeys, we each arrive at different places at different times. For me personally my path and my [...]