Life after Weight Loss

15 10, 2016

We Will Always Have Disney Paris

By |2016-10-15T11:32:48-04:00October 15th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

... We will always have Paris! There is a famous line from a famous movie of which I have never seen: “We’ll always have Paris.” From what I understand it’s a line used in parting as the lead character realizes that the end of their romance is over and he fondly consoles her by reminding her that they will always have good memories. Obviously since I am quoting this movie, I will have [...]

20 09, 2016

Au Revoir Slender Seekers

By |2016-09-20T11:50:57-04:00September 20th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

So it’s mid-September. Half Marathon season has officially begun and I have completed two of the eleven half marathons that I have scheduled for this season. One might think that with the experience of having over thirty half marathons under my belt I wouldn’t get nervous about running a half marathon anymore. But if you made that assumption you’d be dead wrong. Let me tell you why… When you run as much as I do, [...]

14 08, 2016

Suivez-moi à Paris pour mon prochain demi-marathon

By |2016-08-14T10:10:23-04:00August 14th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

25 years ago I had the opportunity to go to Paris.  I had taken several years of French classes at the high school level and two of my favorite teachers were leading a group of their students on a 14 day educational trip to France. Traveling internationally was something my Father dreamed of doing but other than the travel that his service in the war afforded him he never really had the opportunity to do [...]

12 05, 2016

A Marathon of Half Marathons

By |2016-05-12T11:28:45-04:00May 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 |2016-04-24T13:35:11-04:00April 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 [...]

21 02, 2016

The Me vs Her Perspective

By |2016-02-21T20:00:42-04:00February 21st, 2016|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

I have a lot of photos of myself from days long past. Photos of myself at an extremely unhealthy weight. Photos of myself at a time that I was eating as a way of dealing with my emotions. These pictures represent a time in my life where I was constantly sad, constantly depressed. They represent a time when I felt completely unworthy. They are pictures of a woman who put on a fake smile to [...]

15 02, 2016

A PR at the #BIGASSMEDALS Series : Race Recap

By |2016-02-15T18:39:51-04:00February 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 [...]

6 02, 2016

#BIGASSMEDAL Series Impresses in a Big Way

By |2016-02-15T14:18:36-04:00February 6th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I pick my running events for a variety of reasons. Sometimes I pick a race for the location it takes me to. Sometimes I pick it based on how cool the medal I get at the end is. Many times I pick my races based on what I can afford and how much they are asking for registration. Sometimes I pick a race based on the story behind the event. It’s rare that one single [...]

1 02, 2016

I Did The Dopey Challenge and Did Not Die

By |2016-02-01T20:32:01-04:00February 1st, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dopey Challenge Day One: A run through the Park It was 2:30am on Thursday January 7th and I when the alarm went off I was really grateful that I had decided to spend the last week and a half going to bed wicked early and setting my alarm for ridiculous times that no normal human being would ever wake up at in order to prepare myself for the next four days. If you know anything [...]

23 11, 2015

Exercise Journals Can Provided Motivation and Inspiration

By |2015-11-23T21:43:09-04:00November 23rd, 2015|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I keep an exercise journal, especially when I am training for a new adventure. Eleven weeks ago, just after my thirty-ninth birthday I jumped back into a vigorous training schedule for one of the biggest physical challenges I have taken on. On August 30th after a summer hiatus to allow my knee some time to heal I reentered the training program that Olympic runner Jeff Galloway designed for folks talking on the runDisney Dopey Challenge. [...]