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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 [...]

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. [...]

7 09, 2015

Nicole Arbour’s Perfect Example of Fat-Shaming

By |2015-09-07T14:32:20+00:00September 7th, 2015|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

A new video entitled “Dear Fat People” hit YouTube a few days ago. This video features Nicole Arbour, a Canadian comedian, recording artist, actor, writer, choreographer and producer displaying very prominent views of weight bias and fat-shaming. Well Miss Arbour, you’re right about one thing, some people are already offended and I’m one of them. Fat-Shaming is very much a thing. It’s an unproductive and emotionally damaging thing. The saddest part of fat-shaming is that [...]

6 09, 2015

The Weight of Relationships: Losing and Gaining After Weight Loss

By |2015-09-06T23:04:46+00:00September 6th, 2015|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

It’s nearly five o’clock in the morning and I should be sleeping. I’m not though. I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. It’s been awhile since I actually shared what’s been going in my journey through written word. When I started my blog that’s what it was about, sharing my journey so that other people out there that might be experiencing the same sorts of things didn’t feel so alone. That was easy when [...]

7 06, 2015

Accepting The Perfectly Imperfect Me

By |2015-06-07T09:17:58+00:00June 7th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

The concept of being your “perfectly imperfect” self was first introduced to me by one of my heroes Heidi Powell. [ You can read her original article: I am (still) Perfect here] One of the biggest things I have struggled with post-weight loss is body image issues. The picture to the right is one of my favorite photos of myself. I feel like I look fierce, strong, happy and proud of what I have accomplished. [...]

9 04, 2015

Attitude of Gratitude – Appreciating Your Journey

By |2015-04-09T09:13:18+00:00April 9th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Sixteen months ago I wrote a blog that documented my running achievements thus far and gave a few tips on staying motivated and inspired in your journey.  At that point I had ran my first three half marathons and I was getting ready to take Dawn Brell, the winner of my first “How Do You Celebrate Success” contest, to run the Tinker Bell Half Marathon at Disneyland.  I've learned a few things since then. Sometimes life [...]

28 01, 2015

My Fitness Tracker is a Watch

By |2015-01-28T12:43:53+00:00January 28th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Product Reviews|0 Comments

Photo from October 12, 2014 I just looked at my watch and it’s nearly approaching 10:00 a.m. My watch is supposed to be much more than that. That’s why I bought it. My watch was supposed to do all sorts of things for me. It was supposed to track my activity, tell me when I've been sedentary too long, tell me how many calories I've burned in a day, what my heart rate [...]

15 01, 2015

The Bariatric Food Pledge

By |2015-01-15T13:50:41+00:00January 15th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dear Slender Seekers, If you know anything about this Weight Loss & Wellness Coach you know that I love nothing more than encouraging and motivating folks to be the best version of themselves that they can be and that I think a great way to do that is to present a challenge that not only inspires you to do so but rewards you for doing so as well. Setting SMART Goals and building your personal [...]

4 01, 2015

Back To Being the BEST version of ME

By |2015-01-06T08:28:09+00:00January 4th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dear Slender Seekers, Sometimes you just have to stop and write. I've been quiet for too long. I've gotten off track and felt guilty. But today, I fixed it. Today, my first day off since New Years, today I promised myself to fix it, and from here on out, I am going to keep my promise. If you only knew how much weight that promise holds. Here we go. I've shared with you in the [...]

12 05, 2014

Ten Things to Do When You’ve Got the Body Image Blues

By |2014-05-12T10:11:04+00:00May 12th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

“I wish you could see yourself through my eyes.” That’s what someone said to me the other night while I was out and comparing myself to each and every woman in the room and felt like I didn't measure up. Did you know that often times those mirror shot selfies you see me take are because it helps me see myself a little thinner when I look at a picture of my reflection instead of [...]