Life after Weight Loss

2 12, 2013

Celebrating Our Weight Loss Journeys – Do The Slender

By |2013-12-02T09:05:44+00:00December 2nd, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Just four months ago this bariatric fitness guru was in Phoenix with some fellow Weight Loss Surgery Patients at the Second Annual Your Weight Matters Convention put on by the Obesity Action Coalition. We were getting ready to start the Walk from Obesity put on by the ASMBS and I was on a scooter because I wasn't allowed to exercise after just having my fourth round of reconstructive plastic surgery. It had become a tradition [...]

29 11, 2013

Giving Thanks – 7 Weeks to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

By |2013-11-29T23:33:15+00:00November 29th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

It’s the end of November and as the first of December approaches this weekend, Dawn (The winner of the “How do YOU celebrate success” contest that I held on my blog back in June of this year) and I are just 7 short weeks away from accomplishing something that just three short years ago I never thought I would even consider doing. I sat out with a goal this year to run a 5K, a [...]

24 11, 2013

The Essentiality of Self Worth in the Weight Loss Journey

By |2013-11-24T12:19:22+00:00November 24th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

“It’s okay because they love me,” – if I had a quarter for every time these words escaped my mouth or invaded my head space I'd be rich. Because the truth is  my never-ending search for unconditional love led me to these thoughts over and over again. From as young as five I can remember that feeling of “Nobody else wanted me,” that evolved from being given up for adoption. With the exception of my [...]

17 11, 2013

A Lesson in Distracted Eating for WLS Fitness Contest Winner

By |2013-11-17T11:15:03+00:00November 17th, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Guest BlogBy Dawn Brell  Dawn Brell rocking her vampiress for Halloween 2013 After a week with a few set backs Pandora asked me to write a blog about my experiences.  I have to say that anyone who has been through this have my sympathies and respect and for those who haven't I hope that you never have to.  So we are going to talk about distracted eating and the consequences of that.  Star [...]

11 10, 2013

Has the WLS Community become an Over Sensitive Population?

By |2013-10-11T19:09:25+00:00October 11th, 2013|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

This is probably going to make me very unpopular. It is a good thing that I gave up any hope of Prom Queen back in 1994. Even knowing the potential result... I am going to say it. I believe we have gone too far. It hit me when I was approached by a longtime friend of mine; who though also affected by obesity informed me they no longer felt comfortable interacting with me on Facebook [...]

6 10, 2013

Barriers in your Wellness path Do NOT Translate to – THE END

By |2013-10-06T12:35:00+00:00October 6th, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

  As a Bariatric Fitness enthusiast and Motivational Coach I find that often time’s people who talk to me about their weight loss journey usually have some sort of barrier in their way when it comes to their current wellness path. Before we get too far ahead let‘s talk about your wellness path. A wellness path is one of the most effective starting tools I have found in helping other people realize where they currently [...]

5 10, 2013

Bariatric Fitness Contest Winner Faces Training Challenges

By |2013-10-05T22:30:35+00:00October 5th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

Guest Blog By Dawn Brell As I am writing this I have been sort of been delaying it.  Let me start by saying I have been having a relatively good time with the running. At times it has almost seemed to easy. But I have found that I hit a brick wall at 3 miles.  But that is the distance I started with during my walking phase. Part of my issue is that I am a [...]

3 10, 2013

Avoiding High Risk Behaviors after Weight-Loss Surgery

By |2013-10-03T19:59:56+00:00October 3rd, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

This was going to be a Facebook post – but really, I felt it was more appropriate to share with a larger reader base.  The topic of taking pain medication after weight loss surgery is the buzz today thanks to a great article [ Weight-Loss Surgery May Add to Painkiller Dependence, Study Says ] Prior to my RNY in October of 2010 I was diagnosed with chronic back pain and muscle spasms as well as [...]

17 06, 2013

I ran a Half Marathon Daddy Happy Fathers Day

By |2013-06-17T00:34:05+00:00June 17th, 2013|My Story|10 Comments

Today is Father's Day and I'm struggling with missing my Dad terribly. I miss my Dad everyday but I think there are some days when it is worse than others. Father's Day, the anniversary of the day he passed away, and his Birthday. Yesterday, I ran a 5K in honor of my Father at the Dadfest 5K in Frisco Texas. I finished in just under 37 minutes and then doubled back to where my friends [...]

11 06, 2013

Amazing Memories Happen in Las Vegas – WLSFA 2013 Recap

By |2013-06-11T13:29:38+00:00June 11th, 2013|My Story|2 Comments

This blog is a several weeks overdue, but if you follow my blog you know that I've had my hands full and have been a busy little Slender Seeker so don't spank me too hard, or if you have to spank me, do it with something soft. So let me start by saying - What happens in Vegas - doesn't stay in Vegas, it comes home with you, haunts you, and makes you want to [...]