Bariatric Wellness

10 02, 2014

The Recovery Phase – What To Do After You Wear Your Body Out

By |2014-02-10T08:02:35+00:00February 10th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

It’s been a while since you have heard from this WLS fitness enthusiast, I know. Let’s talk a little bit about what has been on my agenda and what I’ve put my body through in the last 4 weeks. As you may recall, I left Portland OR on January 12th with three main goals ahead of me. Get to Anaheim, CA and run a half marathon. Get to Dallas to have some touch up work [...]

11 01, 2014

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Celebrating a win against Obesity

By |2014-01-11T06:34:01+00:00January 11th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|7 Comments

It’s 5am on Saturday and I wish I could say that I had a relaxing day ahead of me or that I wasn't the type of person that gets stressed out about packing. Both would be falsities.  I'm the type of person that normally stresses out packing for a week-long or two-week vacation, let alone a convention, and this time, I am packing for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and my move to North [...]

2 01, 2014

Introducing Coach Pandora! Heres to a new us Slender Seekers

By |2014-01-02T13:05:17+00:00January 2nd, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|3 Comments

About two years ago around this time, I had decided that I wanted to become a personal trainer. I knew I wasn't anywhere near ready yet, I had a lot to do in my own journey still, but my goal was to get my ISSA Certification and be ready as soon as my body was. As I started 2012 I had a goal of having several bouts of reconstructive plastic surgery after having lost 260 [...]

31 12, 2013

Realistic Resolutions – Promise Keepers and Problem Solvers

By |2013-12-31T12:33:24+00:00December 31st, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Alright my weight loss oriented friends. New Year’s Eve is upon us and everyone is getting ready to start making those New Year’s resolutions right? It occurred to me after reading an article I shared on Facebook yesterday entitled “Make a new kind of New Year’s Resolution,” that when we make these resolutions what we are really doing is trying to resolve problems in our life. A man named Eldrdige Cleaver once said “You are [...]

29 12, 2013

2013 A Year of My Weight Loss Journey Revisited

By |2013-12-29T18:10:30+00:00December 29th, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

So before this fitness for weight loss junkie hits the gym it’s time to spend some time reflecting back on 2013. For today, I won't be talking at all about the things I wasn't able to do this year that I had said I would work on or accomplish, instead, I will only be talking about the things I was able to achieve and celebrating what this last year has been for those that have [...]

26 12, 2013

Post WLS Running Achievements and Tips on Staying Motivated

By |2013-12-26T15:12:44+00:00December 26th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|4 Comments

It’s was the Sunday before Christmas and I was on my first cup of coffee. I’d taken 1265 steps walking the dog, or so said the health tracker on the Samsung Galaxy S4 that I upgraded to as an early Christmas present this year. For Dawn and I Sunday marked the day that we were exactly 4 weeks away from the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Saturday was supposed to be a 12 mile training run [...]

2 12, 2013

Celebrating Our Weight Loss Journeys – Do The Slender

By |2013-12-02T09:05:44+00:00December 2nd, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Just four months ago this bariatric fitness guru was in Phoenix with some fellow Weight Loss Surgery Patients at the Second Annual Your Weight Matters Convention put on by the Obesity Action Coalition. We were getting ready to start the Walk from Obesity put on by the ASMBS and I was on a scooter because I wasn't allowed to exercise after just having my fourth round of reconstructive plastic surgery. It had become a tradition [...]

29 11, 2013

Giving Thanks – 7 Weeks to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

By |2013-11-29T23:33:15+00:00November 29th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

It’s the end of November and as the first of December approaches this weekend, Dawn (The winner of the “How do YOU celebrate success” contest that I held on my blog back in June of this year) and I are just 7 short weeks away from accomplishing something that just three short years ago I never thought I would even consider doing. I sat out with a goal this year to run a 5K, a [...]

24 11, 2013

The Essentiality of Self Worth in the Weight Loss Journey

By |2013-11-24T12:19:22+00:00November 24th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

“It’s okay because they love me,” – if I had a quarter for every time these words escaped my mouth or invaded my head space I'd be rich. Because the truth is  my never-ending search for unconditional love led me to these thoughts over and over again. From as young as five I can remember that feeling of “Nobody else wanted me,” that evolved from being given up for adoption. With the exception of my [...]

17 11, 2013

A Lesson in Distracted Eating for WLS Fitness Contest Winner

By |2013-11-17T11:15:03+00:00November 17th, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Guest BlogBy Dawn Brell  Dawn Brell rocking her vampiress for Halloween 2013 After a week with a few set backs Pandora asked me to write a blog about my experiences.  I have to say that anyone who has been through this have my sympathies and respect and for those who haven't I hope that you never have to.  So we are going to talk about distracted eating and the consequences of that.  Star [...]