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29 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 5

By |2018-08-24T10:30:28+00:00May 29th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

In Sex Love and Obesity Part 4 we discussed the emotional end of my marriage. How I was about to move on and how I confident that having lost all that weight I would have no problem finding happiness with someone else. Losing weight isn’t a magic “life is great!” pill. Shocking isn’t it? I’d spent the better part of my adult life suffering from obesity and I was 100{6e74c841b8f362d8aea590534016dc569fd3035eeb9e530df8846b42682c6656} sure it was going to [...]

13 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 4

By |2018-05-29T16:27:36+00:00May 13th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last week, in Sex Love and Obesity Part 3 we left off at the point where I had decided to stay in my marriage and focus on myself for once. I wasn't sure when I was going to leave, or even, IF I was going to leave. Because somewhere in my mind I still believed that losing the weight might fix things. At this point I thought maybe if I focused on myself, I could inadvertently fix us [...]

7 05, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 3

By |2018-05-07T09:08:00+00:00May 7th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Last week, in Sex Love and Obesity Part 2 we left off at the point where I had found out my insurance would not pay for bariatric surgery and I had depression eaten my way to 420 lb. “Do you believe in the nobility of suicide?” As harsh as it may sound it’s a question I ask people who don’t seem to understand how dramatically obesity can impact your health both physically and mentally. At [...]

29 04, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 2

By |2018-05-07T09:00:49+00:00April 29th, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness|0 Comments

Last week in the first part of this series, Sex Love and Obesity Part 1, we talked about how obesity affected my self-confidence and self-worth and affected the decisions I made in love sex and relationships prior to my marriage. I told you that finally at 24 I had met the “Master” I had been searching for, lost the weight he asked me to lose to be with him and got married. Today, we’re going [...]

23 04, 2018

Sex Love and Obesity Part 1

By |2018-11-10T10:02:49+00:00April 23rd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss, Sex, Love & Obesity|0 Comments

I believe that there is a part of the weight loss journey that we don’t talk about nearly enough. The way obesity affects the decisions we make regarding sex, love and relationships. I wasn't always an Obesity Rebel. There have been times in my life that Obesity kicked my ass and suffering from this disease lead me to make some bad decisions in when it came to these things. There were times when I was [...]

2 04, 2018

If You Are Reading This – I Owe You An Apology

By |2018-04-02T10:44:32+00:00April 2nd, 2018|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

Almost four years ago, I started doing something that I never should have done. I stopped being a blogger. You see a blogger, is someone that regularly writes material for a blog. I was a blogger, a very passionate weight loss blogger for the better part of five years from 2010-2015. Many of you followed me along my journey from desperately seeking slender at 420lb. and my challenge to get my BMI to where I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]