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1 01, 2019

2018 – Year of Lemonade

By |2019-01-01T09:12:14+00:00January 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 [...]

17 11, 2018

Hair Skin and Nail Formula – BariLife Product Review

By |2018-12-27T13:31:32+00:00November 17th, 2018|Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

It's time for a product review! This month we're going to be talking about the Hair, Skin and Nail Formula from BariLife. Because, I am an honest WLS Blogger; I'll admit that I am remiss in getting this review published. As usual, you have great intentions, then life happens and other things sort of take priority. This product review as slated for October. But, I was suddenly dealing with the passing of [...]

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 [...]

22 08, 2018

Taking Your Protein on Tour

By |2018-08-22T11:08:44+00:00August 22nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Protein. It’s the first thing we learn about when it comes to nutrition in our post-operative bariatric surgery lifestyle. I really wish that I was the sort of bariatric surgery patient that possess the kitchen savviness that has me creating protein shakes so yummy you’d think you had just hit the Tropical Smoothie Café or Smoothie King drive-through, but alas I am not. That sort of play with your food creativity is what lead me to [...]

19 07, 2018

A Protein Bar Packed Pantry Helps Me Be A Successful Obesity Rebel

By |2018-07-19T11:59:22+00:00July 19th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Protein Bars. This Obesity Rebel loves them. To me a protein bar is like a candy bar.  One of the things I often tell my clients is that when it comes to healthy lifestyle changes you must find food substitutions that help you through daily life without constantly feeling deprived. Feelings of deprivation do not motivate us in a weight loss journey. They hinder us. Dieting fails people. This is largely because it leaves us [...]

6 06, 2018

How This Obesity Rebel Solves Her Vitamin Compliancy Issues

By |2018-06-06T09:57:04+00:00June 6th, 2018|My Story, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

With Summer quickly approaching, it’s time to take a break from my recent blog series “Sex Love and Obesity” and talk about something that this Obesity Rebel just really thinks you need to know exists. Vitamins delivered in the form of Watermelon goodness. Let me tell you something about me. My name is Pandora, I’m an RNY Gastric bypass patient and while I am supposed to take my vitamins on a regular basis to avoid [...]