Fighting Obesity

18 06, 2018

The Obesity Rebel Challenge

By |2018-06-18T13:54:55+00:00June 18th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

If you follow me on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you probably already know about the Obesity Rebel Challenge. If you don’t follow me on social media, you should, follow the link I just gave you and take care of that. But I want to take a moment out of the Sex Love and Obesity blog series to talk to you about the Obesity Rebel Challenge, why it is important to me [...]

17 06, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 7

By |2018-08-24T10:28:38+00:00June 17th, 2018|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In the last episode of Sex Love and Obesity (Part 6 - Finding the "u" in weight loss) - I introduced you to the man I loved before my husband. I think we need to give him a name. In the spirit of protecting the innocent (and the guilty) I’m going to call him Clark. Why Clark? Because to this day, he is still my Superman. Let’s pick up where the story left off. He [...]

12 06, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 6

By |2018-08-24T10:29:28+00:00June 12th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Before we move on in this Sex Love and Obesity Series I need to roll back time a little bit and tell you about the guy before my husband. Sometimes I think that how a relationship starts determines very much how it will finish. This relationship started before my husband and I had become anything more than friends. It started with him having a free trial to the phone sex service I was working for [...]

29 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 5

By |2018-08-24T10:30:28+00:00May 29th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In Sex Love and Obesity Part 4 we discussed the emotional end of my marriage. How I was about to move on and how I confident that having lost all that weight I would have no problem finding happiness with someone else. Losing weight isn’t a magic “life is great!” pill. Shocking isn’t it? I’d spent the better part of my adult life suffering from obesity and I was 100{6e74c841b8f362d8aea590534016dc569fd3035eeb9e530df8846b42682c6656} sure it was going to [...]

13 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 4

By |2018-05-29T16:27:36+00:00May 13th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last week, in Sex Love and Obesity Part 3 we left off at the point where I had decided to stay in my marriage and focus on myself for once. I wasn't sure when I was going to leave, or even, IF I was going to leave. Because somewhere in my mind I still believed that losing the weight might fix things. At this point I thought maybe if I focused on myself, I could inadvertently fix us [...]

7 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 3

By |2018-05-07T09:08:00+00:00May 7th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last week, in Sex Love and Obesity Part 2 we left off at the point where I had found out my insurance would not pay for bariatric surgery and I had depression eaten my way to 420 lb. “Do you believe in the nobility of suicide?” As harsh as it may sound it’s a question I ask people who don’t seem to understand how dramatically obesity can impact your health both physically and mentally. At [...]

29 04, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 2

By |2018-05-07T09:00:49+00:00April 29th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness|0 Comments

Last week in the first part of this series, Sex Love and Obesity Part 1, we talked about how obesity affected my self-confidence and self-worth and affected the decisions I made in love sex and relationships prior to my marriage. I told you that finally at 24 I had met the “Master” I had been searching for, lost the weight he asked me to lose to be with him and got married. Today, we’re going [...]

23 04, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 1

By |2018-11-10T10:02:49+00:00April 23rd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Sex, Love & Obesity|0 Comments

I believe that there is a part of the weight loss journey that we don’t talk about nearly enough. The way obesity affects the decisions we make regarding sex, love and relationships. I wasn't always an Obesity Rebel. There have been times in my life that Obesity kicked my ass and suffering from this disease lead me to make some bad decisions in when it came to these things. There were times when I was [...]

7 09, 2015

Nicole Arbour’s Perfect Example of Fat-Shaming

By |2015-09-07T14:32:20+00:00September 7th, 2015|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

A new video entitled “Dear Fat People” hit YouTube a few days ago. This video features Nicole Arbour, a Canadian comedian, recording artist, actor, writer, choreographer and producer displaying very prominent views of weight bias and fat-shaming. Well Miss Arbour, you’re right about one thing, some people are already offended and I’m one of them. Fat-Shaming is very much a thing. It’s an unproductive and emotionally damaging thing. The saddest part of fat-shaming is that [...]

13 06, 2013

Lets Box Obesity Together at YMW2013 with the OAC

By |2013-06-13T14:15:44+00:00June 13th, 2013|My Story|4 Comments

It is the beginning of June. ( Or it was when I started writing this blog ) The months ahead of me are full of adventure as I embark on the next part of my weight loss journey. June begins with me heading to Dallas to work on my studies to become a personal trainer, taking some courses at the Cooper Institute and make my final decision on what plastic surgeon I am going to [...]