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4 11, 2018

Disneyland Paris Half Marathon Weekend Event 2018 Recap

By |2018-12-27T13:11:13+00:00November 4th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel, Running After WLS|0 Comments

Let’s take a break from all the seriousness. I know I need one. Not to mention I still owe you all a very important Disneyland Paris Half Marathon event recap. I’ve ran a lot of half marathons. Forty-one to be exact. By far, my all-time favorite half marathons are the runDisney events. If you ask me, which you sort of did by coming to read my blog, this is appropriate. Because, for [...]

9 10, 2018

Taking Back More Than My Run

By |2018-11-10T10:09:22+00:00October 9th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel, Running After WLS|0 Comments

Six months ago, in the beginning of April I told you that I was breaking my silence and returning to blogging. Alongside that, in the "This is #MyBariLife" blog, I announced that thanks to the good folks over at BariLife I was going to get the opportunity to not only find my voice again, but to try to gain back something else that I had lost over the course of the last year and a half, my love [...]

26 09, 2018

Paris Sans Obesity

By |2018-09-26T10:15:09+00:00September 26th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

If you have ever suffered from obesity you’ve probably had the experience of laying in bed at night thinking about all the things you would do and how different your life would be if you were not “fat”. Yes, I said “fat”. Let’s be honest, it is the word we use in our head when we beat ourselves up emotionally for suffering from this disease. I can’t tell you how many times I laid in [...]

11 09, 2018

Transformation: Emotional Running

By |2018-09-10T08:30:53+00:00September 11th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Four months ago, after a yearlong hiatus I decided it was time to take back my run. Prior to my break, running had been therapeutic for me. It had been my means of emotionally escaping the world when I didn’t want to deal with whatever was going on in it. Running had been where I found comfort when trying to deal with the grief of losing my father. It was where I found peace and [...]

4 09, 2018

Transformation: Is Comparison The Thief of Joy?

By |2018-09-07T07:08:46+00:00September 4th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Transformation. The word makes most people think of change in form or appearance. But, transformations come in many fashions. Four months ago, I announced in my "#ThisIsMyBariLife" post that thanks to the good folks over at BariLife, I was going to back to Paris to run in the annual Paris Run Disney Half Marathon Weekend. I had stop running entirely for almost a whole year. My last half marathon had been back in May of 2016 [...]

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 [...]

2 05, 2018

This is #MyBariLife

By |2018-05-07T09:02:03+00:00May 2nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

There are moments that you look back on in life and think, “If I had that to do all over again, I’d sure do that differently.” Everyone has them. The emotion that drives these feelings can be different; sometimes it’s regret, sometimes it’s lack of education, while other times it’s a lack of knowledge. When I wrote “The Truth About Why I Stopped Running” blog last week, if you asked me what emotion was fueling [...]

27 04, 2018

The Truth About Why I Stopped Running

By |2018-04-27T10:23:51+00:00April 27th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I’m an Obesity Rebel. That means I don’t let this disease kick my ass any more. I make sure that I am always fighting back and that it never gets to have the hold on me it once did. But the methods I use to fight back have changed a little over the nearly 8 years since I started this journey. One of the keys to my success in weight loss was that I traded [...]

26 02, 2014

Social Media and YOU – Silence Speaks Louder Than Words

By |2014-02-26T22:15:57+00:00February 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 [...]

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 [...]