WLS Journey

28 02, 2013

WLS Plastics from the Patient Perspective

By |2013-02-28T14:21:38+00:00February 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 [...]

17 01, 2013

My WLS Journey Pause Button

By |2013-01-17T12:28:21+00:00January 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+00:00January 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 [...]

31 12, 2012

Starting Each Day With A Positive Affirmation

By |2012-12-31T01:01:25+00:00December 31st, 2012|My Story|2 Comments

My friend Michelle Mata, who I met at the OAC's First Inaugural Your Weight Matters Convention, shared a video on Facebook the other day that really inspired what I am about to write. Michelle thank you for being my late night Facebook muse. The video is titled  Jessica's Daily Affirmation So imagine this with me for a moment… I climbed out of bed and as I saw the sun shining through the small slits of [...]

9 12, 2012

Endorse WLSers at the WEGO Health Activist Awards

By |2012-12-09T14:11:31+00:00December 9th, 2012|My Story|2 Comments

I got an email last week from the WEGO Health Activist Awards informing me that I had been nominated for one of the Awards. What an honor. I doubt I will win, I never win anything, but it is still quite an honor to be nominated. From: Susan Mees [mailto:susanm@wegohealth.com] Sent: Monday, November 26, 2012 7:53 AM To: pandora@desperatelyseekingslender.com Subject: You’ve Been Nominated for a WEGO Health Activist Award   Congratulations – someone in your [...]