Life after Weight Loss

8 10, 2015

Miles To Go – A Running Conundrum

By |2015-10-08T15:26:43+00:00October 8th, 2015|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

I’ve been struggling with a big decision lately. Six months ago I signed up for one of the biggest running challenges of my life. I decided to take on a running event that has me scheduled to run 49 miles over a four-day period. It sounded amazing when I signed up for it. I was drawn to all the bling that I’d get for doing it. Six new medals to add to my wall for [...]

13 09, 2015

Some Days I Hate That I Don’t Feel Pretty

By |2015-09-13T13:29:30+00:00September 13th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I’m unsure as I write if I’ll post it. I try not to put too much negative self talk out into the universe anymore. I’ve struggled with feeling “pretty” lately. People tell me I am pretty all the time and yet, I rarely see it unless I catch a selfie at a good angle. My weight has been bouncing around on the scale between 159 and 165 lately. That’s awesome. 165 is my maintenance weight. [...]

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 [...]

6 09, 2015

The Weight of Relationships: Losing and Gaining After Weight Loss

By |2015-09-06T23:04:46+00:00September 6th, 2015|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

It’s nearly five o’clock in the morning and I should be sleeping. I’m not though. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. It’s been awhile since I actually shared what’s been going in my journey through written word. When I started my blog that’s what it was about, sharing my journey so that other people out there that might be experiencing the same sorts of things didn’t feel so alone. That was easy when [...]

7 06, 2015

Accepting The Perfectly Imperfect Me

By |2015-06-07T09:17:58+00:00June 7th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

The concept of being your “perfectly imperfect” self was first introduced to me by one of my heroes Heidi Powell. [ You can read her original article: I am (still) Perfect here] One of the biggest things I have struggled with post-weight loss is body image issues. The picture to the right is one of my favorite photos of myself. I feel like I look fierce, strong, happy and proud of what I have accomplished. [...]

25 05, 2015

NKOTB Inspires my Body Confidence

By |2015-05-25T22:51:17+00:00May 25th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

So there I was dancing around the room naked in front of the mirror. For someone who struggles with body image issues after massive weight loss, being able to do that without stopping to find a flaw and pick at something you don’t like about yourself? That is quite a non-scale victory moment in and of itself. I had to stop and double-check and make sure that the blinds were drawn and that nobody could [...]

28 01, 2015

My Fitness Tracker is a Watch

By |2015-01-28T12:43:53+00:00January 28th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Photo from October 12, 2014 I just looked at my watch and it’s nearly approaching 10:00 a.m. My watch is supposed to be much more than that. That’s why I bought it. My watch was supposed to do all sorts of things for me. It was supposed to track my activity, tell me when I've been sedentary too long, tell me how many calories I've burned in a day, what my heart rate [...]

15 01, 2015

The Bariatric Food Pledge

By |2015-01-15T13:50:41+00:00January 15th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dear Slender Seekers, If you know anything about this Weight Loss & Wellness Coach you know that I love nothing more than encouraging and motivating folks to be the best version of themselves that they can be and that I think a great way to do that is to present a challenge that not only inspires you to do so but rewards you for doing so as well. Setting SMART Goals and building your personal [...]

4 01, 2015

Back To Being the BEST version of ME

By |2015-01-06T08:28:09+00:00January 4th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dear Slender Seekers, Sometimes you just have to stop and write. I've been quiet for too long. I've gotten off track and felt guilty. But today, I fixed it. Today, my first day off since New Years, today I promised myself to fix it, and from here on out, I am going to keep my promise. If you only knew how much weight that promise holds. Here we go. I've shared with you in the [...]

24 11, 2014

Contest Winner’s Wine and Dine Recap

By |2014-11-24T09:35:22+00:00November 24th, 2014|My Story|0 Comments

 Guest Blog by "How do YOU Celebrate Success" Contest WinnerAmy Smith When I last wrote, it was the night before I left for the Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon. My injured knee threatened to take my dream of finishing this race and smash it all over the Magic Kingdom. So did I finish? Did I lose a knee? Did I get swept? Let’s start at the beginning. Pandora told me to forget the Mickey’s [...]