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1 01, 2019

2018 – Year of Lemonade

By |2019-01-01T09:12:14+00:00January 1st, 2019|My Story, Life After Weight Loss|6 Comments

2018 is over and consequentially it is time for a 2018 end of year review. 2018 is over and the New Year is a time to reflect back on the year behind us. It is a time to Celebrate the things that we were able to achieve and accomplish. Additionally, it's a chance to identity the things that we might have chosen to do differently. This is a pretty common form of [...]

8 04, 2017

Happy Miscounted 38th Half Marathon To Me!

By |2017-04-08T11:11:54+00:00April 8th, 2017|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

One of the things that I think is most important in my weight loss journey is my self-integrity. That means something different for everyone. But one of the biggest things I have learned along the way is that if I am not keeping the promises I make to myself in order to reach my goals, it becomes easier and easier to do just that: not keep my promises. If I tell myself that I’ll be [...]

15 10, 2016

We Will Always Have Disney Paris

By |2016-10-15T11:32:48+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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 [...]

23 11, 2015

Exercise Journals Can Provided Motivation and Inspiration

By |2015-11-23T21:43:09+00:00November 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. [...]

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 [...]

5 01, 2013

Why Weight Loss Surgery?

By |2013-01-05T21:03:50+00:00January 5th, 2013|My Story|3 Comments

My friend Jessica at Bariatric Beginnings wrote a blog today called Why Weight Loss Surgery. It addresses the seemingly common occurrence of WLS patients being told that by having weight loss surgery they took the easy way out.  Jessica discusses the process to surgery, she explains that for many we are taking our lives back…  I've decided to elaborate a little bit… Hi I am Pandora; I used to weigh 420 lbs. The first time I [...]