Weight Loss

2 12, 2018

Bariatric Fitness – Is it a pipe-dream career path?

By |2018-12-29T13:15:04+00:00December 2nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

When I am sad, depressed or stressed out I get withdrawn and quiet. Like most of you, these are emotions I don't deal with well. When I start to experience these emotions I instantly think, "I have to be really careful that I don't start feeding my feelings." Because, if I don't, I know I am just a few Twinkies away from weighing over 400 lbs. again. It might seem like a [...]

18 06, 2018

The Obesity Rebel Challenge

By |2018-06-18T13:54:55+00:00June 18th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

If you follow me on social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter you probably already know about the Obesity Rebel Challenge. If you don’t follow me on social media, you should, follow the link I just gave you and take care of that. But I want to take a moment out of the Sex Love and Obesity blog series to talk to you about the Obesity Rebel Challenge, why it is important to me [...]

15 04, 2018

Turn Your Food Journal Into A Food Prep Tool

By |2018-04-15T19:55:53+00:00April 15th, 2018|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In last week's blog, Food Journaling Adds Accountability and Success to Weight Loss we talked about your food journal, why it is important and how to get started with MyFitnessPal, the food journal that I recommend to my clients. This week, I want to talk a little bit more about how your food journal can also be your food prep tool. I cannot say this enough. Plan and prep, plan and prep, plan and prep. Planning [...]

8 04, 2018

Food Journaling Adds Accountability and Success to Weight Loss

By |2018-04-08T10:27:52+00:00April 8th, 2018|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

“My favorite thing to do is fill out my food journal and track my calories and macronutrients.” I’ve never heard those words come out of a client’s mouth. Let’s start with a basic understanding that nobody likes to keep food journals. They are tedious, time-consuming, and the action in and of itself makes us mindful and accountable for what we are putting into our bodies and let’s face it, while accountability is something many of [...]

2 04, 2018

If You Are Reading This – I Owe You An Apology

By |2018-04-02T10:44:32+00:00April 2nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Almost four years ago, I started doing something that I never should have done. I stopped being a blogger. You see a blogger, is someone that regularly writes material for a blog. I was a blogger, a very passionate weight loss blogger for the better part of five years from 2010-2015. Many of you followed me along my journey from desperately seeking slender at 420lb. and my challenge to get my BMI to where I [...]

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, [...]

19 08, 2016

My Top 5 Favorite Bari Life Protein Bars

By |2016-08-19T19:47:45+00:00August 19th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

So I have had the opportunity to taste several of Bari Life’s protein bars in the last couple of months as they were kind enough to send me a care package of products to try out so that I could tell you all what I think about them. You know me,  am pretty transparent and I tend to be really honest, I won’t tell you that something tastes good if I think it tastes nasty. [...]

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 [...]

12 05, 2016

A Marathon of Half Marathons

By |2016-05-12T11:28:45+00:00May 12th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

I have my clients keep “Celebrations and Confessions” journals. This is a journal where they write down some of the things that they feel that they need to confess as they go through their weight loss journeys. It's a safe place that they can get it out, let it go and move on without beating themselves up to much over it and in the process of doing so, cause themselves to fall into the vicious [...]