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13 01, 2019

Remote Personal Training – How does it work?

By |2019-01-13T09:50:10+00:00January 13th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Dear DSS, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel|0 Comments

Remote Personal Training - Skeptical in Washington asks: The new site design for Desperately Seeking Slender has been up for about 2 weeks now. Some of you have already began to use the new "Dear Desperately Seeking Slender" feature. If you don't know what I am talking about check this out. One of the newest features of the blog redesign is that it gives you the ability to submit topics you'd like [...]

6 01, 2019

The Big Drop – Bariatric Edition

By |2019-01-06T10:28:16+00:00January 6th, 2019|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Obesity Rebel|0 Comments

What the hell is The Big Drop? You wanna know? I have an answer! The Big Drop is an 8 Week Long Fitness Challenge event at GoGirl Fitness Studio.  It’s an 8-week fitness and nutrition challenge where you get TONS of instruction, support, motivation and accountability to lose weight or get back into the groove of your healthy lifestyle. Let's get honest and raw here for a moment. Did you set a [...]

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 [...]

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When I am sad, depressed or stressed out I get withdrawn and quiet.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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]