Emotional Weight Loss Journey

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 [...]

12 05, 2016

A Marathon of Half Marathons

By |2016-05-12T11:28:45+00:00May 12th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

I have my clients keep “Celebrations and Confessions” journals. This is a journal where they write down some of the things that they feel that they need to confess as they go through their weight loss journeys. It's a safe place that they can get it out, let it go and move on without beating themselves up to much over it and in the process of doing so, cause themselves to fall into the vicious [...]

24 04, 2016

Star Wars The Dark Side Half Marathon Recap

By |2016-04-24T13:35:11+00:00April 24th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Star Wars The Dark Side Half Marathon… The name alone should tell you why I originally signed up for this race. I’m a geek girl at heart and almost every man I have ever dated was a Star Wars geek. This half marathon was sure to help me get my nerd on and really who could resist running in an event that allows you to dress up in a Star Wars running costume. I’m not [...]

15 02, 2016

A PR at the #BIGASSMEDALS Series : Race Recap

By |2016-02-15T18:39:51+00:00February 15th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last Saturday I had the privilege of running in the Run Oak Island event, the first of four events in the Big Ass Medal series that I wrote about last week. Let me first clarify why I say privilege. The ability to run is not something that is granted to everyone. There are many out there that for whatever reason are limited in the activity that they can participate in. As someone who has the disease [...]