Life after Weight Loss

7 05, 2013

A Bucket List Moment – Meeting Chris Powell

By |2013-05-07T16:50:16-04:00May 7th, 2013|My Story|5 Comments

There are times when I can't begin to figure out where to start… My Father's remains are in my car after my trip to Los Angels where I helped my Mother move out of the house that my parents had lived in my entire life and said good-bye to the one place, that no matter what memories it held that haunted me, I always knew I had to go back to if I needed it. [...]

19 03, 2013

How Can I Help You To Say Goodbye

By |2013-03-19T14:05:28-04:00March 19th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

This isn't going to be your usual WLS post. Unfortunately today I have something else to share with you. Most days I am happy to stop and do anything I can to help someone along their journey. Most days I am happy to share my life experience with someone in order to try to make their journey a little easier than mine might have been. Usually I do so with an eagerness I can rarely [...]

13 03, 2013

Does the WLS Community Feel Like High School?

By |2013-03-13T16:04:12-04:00March 13th, 2013|My Story|9 Comments

Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, It's taken me awhile to decide how I wanted to approach this topic… Let me share a story with you… A Picture of Me at 15 It was my Sophomore year of High School and in general, I wasn't a very happy teenager. I had a very hard time making friends, I rarely fit in, and any boys that showed any sign of liking me wanted to keep it [...]

5 03, 2013

When Emerald Eye Monsters Rear Their Little Heads

By |2013-03-05T06:58:37-04:00March 5th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

As usual my friends over and Post Op and a Doc have posed a question that has me thinking this morning. As I started to respond I realized it was going to be long and decided it would be a good blog post to share with my readers. This morning they posted the following quote from the movie "As Good As It Gets" (1997) on their Facebook page and asked what their fans thoughts were [...]

2 03, 2013

What will it take to motivate you? How about millions?

By |2013-03-02T05:59:30-04:00March 2nd, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

A multimillionaire in New Mexico wants you to get off the couch and go searching for hidden treasures. You know how yesterday in my article about Joan Rivers I told you that I thought the world would be a happier place when I was thin and that somehow I would follow rainbows find pots of gold and discover the last living unicorn. But no such luck? Well  maybe Forest Fenn has other plans for me. Mr. [...]

28 02, 2013

WLS Plastics from the Patient Perspective

By |2013-02-28T14:21:38-04:00February 28th, 2013|My Story|21 Comments

This is likely one of the hardest blogs I will ever write for you, even as I do it, I am nervous, I am scared and I am self-conscious, but I feel that there is something we’re not talking about out loud in the WLS community and that is, the realism of results and success of body contouring and reconstructive plastic surgery to address the sagging skin that so often occurs after we have successfully [...]

25 02, 2013

Its not Masturbation its exploratory

By |2013-02-25T04:35:35-04:00February 25th, 2013|My Story|2 Comments

Yes, yes, I am touching myself. Seriously, it sounds horrible, it really does, of course I worded it that way intentionally to get a laugh out of you, but the truth is, it is NOT that far off. If you are the type of person that is going to have an issue with the fact that I am opening discussing my private parts, masturbation and body image I highly suggest you stop reading this particular [...]

15 02, 2013

Its All About Me

By |2013-02-15T19:59:02-04:00February 15th, 2013|My Story|1 Comment

It’s all about me. I know it sounds selfish, but let’s be honest. It’s the truth. I’m not the type of person to candy coat things and sugar coat it and make it sound better than it is, I’m just the type to call it like I see it, and the truth is, that right now, where I am in my life, it is all about me. It’s been about someone else my whole life. [...]

17 01, 2013

My WLS Journey Pause Button

By |2013-01-17T12:28:21-04:00January 17th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

You know that button on your remote control that looks like this sort of like this || - it’s the pause button, and sometimes, right in the middle of a show that you really want to watch, you have to hit because life has something else in mind for you. I find the same is true of my weight loss journey. Every once in a while you’ll see me use the = sign, when I [...]

14 01, 2013

This is Me Hurt and Discouraged

By |2013-01-14T08:00:56-04:00January 14th, 2013|My Story|4 Comments

This is one of those pieces that you start to write and ask yourself, do I really want to share these thoughts and feelings with my readers? For me, the answer is a resounding yes, and let me explain why. I made a promise when I started this blog that I would share my journey with you, that includes the times when the journey isn't fun or exciting and it includes times that I feel [...]