Life after Weight Loss

24 04, 2014

Big Brother, Big Dreams, Life after my 260 lb. Weight Loss

By |2014-04-24T10:14:38-04:00April 24th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

This year I've been working on my bucket list. Recently, that meant sending in an audition tape for the Big Brother reality show.  This was quite a surreal experience for me. Realizing that I was actually doing something that I had dreamed of doing for years and let my struggle with obesity hold me back from was yet another non scale victory moment for me. There was a time that a list of things I [...]

16 04, 2014

What’s Your Reason? Recognize and Recover from bad behaviors

By |2014-04-16T11:27:21-04:00April 16th, 2014|My Story|0 Comments

Dear Slender Seekers, As a woman effected by obesity there was a time when material things held more value to me than emotional things and everything I wanted and needed was wrapped up in my Christmas or Birthday list. Wants versus needs.  For a long time it was hard for me to understand the difference. Anything I wanted I felt like I needed and I didn't really have any priorities. Everything fell into the “I [...]

8 04, 2014

Growing As A Coach: Get Over Yourself. It’s Bigger Than You

By |2014-04-08T10:59:19-04:00April 8th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

April started just over a week ago and now #TeamSlenderseekers is in the middle of week 4 of our 13 week couch-to-10k training schedule. This time things have been a little different for me and I have to say it’s taken me a little bit to get caught up with the crazy deposits this has put in my emotional bank account. Some of you may remember this, some of you might not, but around this [...]

7 04, 2014

Self Advocacy; What You Allow in Your Emotional Headspace

By |2014-04-07T10:15:29-04:00April 7th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Dear Slender Seekers, I've received a few letters from some of the #SlenderSeekers out there that heard that I got up and left the room during the Lisa Lampanelli show at the WLSFA event the other night and wanted to know why, so I wanted to take a moment to explain. We each have different paths and different journeys, we each arrive at different places at different times. For me personally my path and my [...]

26 03, 2014

Contest Winner Celebrates Success through Motivating Others

By |2014-03-26T13:02:24-04:00March 26th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Guest Blog by "How do YOU Celebrate Success" Contest WinnerAmy Smith Well, week one of training is in the books, and there are only 12 weeks left before I'll run a 10k. When I last wrote, I was still scared about the 10k, but no longer. Week one was amazing! I found out that I can actually run my miles faster by doing intervals of :60 running/:60 walking than just running start to finish. When [...]

12 03, 2014

Ready to Celebrate your Weight Loss? Let the Training Begin!

By |2014-03-12T07:33:24-04:00March 12th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

This coming Monday the 18th starts our couch 2 10k virtual training event for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. We're calling it #WineDineC210kPrep Day one consists of 3 training options a walk, an It's All Heart work out or Cross Training. Cross training means that you are training in a different mode of cardiovascular exercise. This could be anything from an elliptical or a recumbent bike to a class at your gym that [...]

10 03, 2014

Contest Winner Shocked by Reactions to her Weight Loss Story

By |2014-03-10T06:56:35-04:00March 10th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Guest Blog by Amy SmithPhoto Courtesy of Solid Rock Photos So it's Sunday evening, and I'm thinking back to last Sunday when my life was still normal. As I watched Ellen take selfies on the Oscars, I had no idea everything was about to change. At 11:38 am on Monday, my phone rang, and Pandora flipped my life upside down in the best possible way. Hi! I'm Amy Smith, winner of the second "How do [...]

3 03, 2014

Celebrate Weight Loss with Fitness – Meet our Contest Winner

By |2014-03-03T10:01:13-04:00March 3rd, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|9 Comments

Today is the day! Are you ready for the big news? We have an official winner of the Second "How Do you Celebrate Success" Contest. Before I tell you who she is, let me share her story with you... I found out I was different in kindergarten when a boy asked if I was pregnant. That was the first time I was made aware of my weight at school, but not the last. In 7th [...]

2 03, 2014

To Run or Not to Run- Understanding Cardiovascular Training

By |2014-03-03T07:05:37-04:00March 2nd, 2014|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

Due to the recent buzz about the How do YOU Celebrate Success Contest, where my sponsors and I are giving away a Half Marathon Adventure valued at over $1,400.00 to one very lucky Desperately Seeking Slender reader, this question has come up. When we start talking about which exercise programs are better, I think first and foremost it is important to note that the only exercise program that will work for you long-term is the [...]

26 02, 2014

Social Media and YOU – Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

By |2014-02-26T22:15:57-04:00February 26th, 2014|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Do you know what my biggest gripe about being a blogger in the WLS and Weight Loss community is? I’m a tell-it-like-it-is sort of girl, so I’m not afraid to come out and say this… I dislike the lack of support. I’m not the only one; I talk to fellow bloggers often who say the same things. Who are disappointed by the responses that they get from within this community. I won’t call attention to [...]