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24 04, 2016

Star Wars The Dark Side Half Marathon Recap

By |2016-04-24T13:35:11+00:00April 24th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Star Wars The Dark Side Half Marathon… The name alone should tell you why I originally signed up for this race. I’m a geek girl at heart and almost every man I have ever dated was a Star Wars geek. This half marathon was sure to help me get my nerd on and really who could resist running in an event that allows you to dress up in a Star Wars running costume. I’m not [...]

21 02, 2016

The Me vs Her Perspective

By |2016-02-21T20:00:42+00:00February 21st, 2016|Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Weight Bias|0 Comments

I have a lot of photos of myself from days long past. Photos of myself at an extremely unhealthy weight. Photos of myself at a time that I was eating as a way of dealing with my emotions. These pictures represent a time in my life where I was constantly sad, constantly depressed. They represent a time when I felt completely unworthy. They are pictures of a woman who put on a fake smile to [...]

15 02, 2016

A PR at the #BIGASSMEDALS Series : Race Recap

By |2016-02-15T18:39:51+00:00February 15th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last Saturday I had the privilege of running in the Run Oak Island event, the first of four events in the Big Ass Medal series that I wrote about last week. Let me first clarify why I say privilege. The ability to run is not something that is granted to everyone. There are many out there that for whatever reason are limited in the activity that they can participate in. As someone who has the disease [...]

6 02, 2016

#BIGASSMEDAL Series Impresses in a Big Way

By |2016-02-15T14:18:36+00:00February 6th, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I pick my running events for a variety of reasons. Sometimes I pick a race for the location it takes me to. Sometimes I pick it based on how cool the medal I get at the end is. Many times I pick my races based on what I can afford and how much they are asking for registration. Sometimes I pick a race based on the story behind the event. It’s rare that one single [...]

1 02, 2016

I Did The Dopey Challenge and Did Not Die

By |2016-02-01T20:32:01+00:00February 1st, 2016|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Dopey Challenge Day One: A run through the Park It was 2:30am on Thursday January 7th and I when the alarm went off I was really grateful that I had decided to spend the last week and a half going to bed wicked early and setting my alarm for ridiculous times that no normal human being would ever wake up at in order to prepare myself for the next four days. If you know anything [...]

8 10, 2015

Miles To Go – A Running Conundrum

By |2015-10-08T15:26:43+00:00October 8th, 2015|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|2 Comments

I’ve been struggling with a big decision lately. Six months ago I signed up for one of the biggest running challenges of my life. I decided to take on a running event that has me scheduled to run 49 miles over a four-day period. It sounded amazing when I signed up for it. I was drawn to all the bling that I’d get for doing it. Six new medals to add to my wall for [...]

13 09, 2015

Some Days I Hate That I Don’t Feel Pretty

By |2015-09-13T13:29:30+00:00September 13th, 2015|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

I’m unsure as I write if I’ll post it. I try not to put too much negative self talk out into the universe anymore. I’ve struggled with feeling “pretty” lately. People tell me I am pretty all the time and yet, I rarely see it unless I catch a selfie at a good angle. My weight has been bouncing around on the scale between 159 and 165 lately. That’s awesome. 165 is my maintenance weight. [...]

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. [...]