WLS Mental Health

11 01, 2014

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Celebrating a win against Obesity

By |2014-01-11T06:34:01-04:00January 11th, 2014|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|7 Comments

It’s 5am on Saturday and I wish I could say that I had a relaxing day ahead of me or that I wasn't the type of person that gets stressed out about packing. Both would be falsities.  I'm the type of person that normally stresses out packing for a week-long or two-week vacation, let alone a convention, and this time, I am packing for the Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend and my move to North [...]

29 12, 2013

2013 A Year of My Weight Loss Journey Revisited

By |2013-12-29T18:10:30-04:00December 29th, 2013|Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

So before this fitness for weight loss junkie hits the gym it’s time to spend some time reflecting back on 2013. For today, I won't be talking at all about the things I wasn't able to do this year that I had said I would work on or accomplish, instead, I will only be talking about the things I was able to achieve and celebrating what this last year has been for those that have [...]

26 12, 2013

Post WLS Running Achievements and Tips on Staying Motivated

By |2013-12-26T15:12:44-04:00December 26th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|4 Comments

It’s was the Sunday before Christmas and I was on my first cup of coffee. I’d taken 1265 steps walking the dog, or so said the health tracker on the Samsung Galaxy S4 that I upgraded to as an early Christmas present this year. For Dawn and I Sunday marked the day that we were exactly 4 weeks away from the Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Saturday was supposed to be a 12 mile training run [...]

29 11, 2013

Giving Thanks – 7 Weeks to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon

By |2013-11-29T23:33:15-04:00November 29th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|1 Comment

It’s the end of November and as the first of December approaches this weekend, Dawn (The winner of the “How do YOU celebrate success” contest that I held on my blog back in June of this year) and I are just 7 short weeks away from accomplishing something that just three short years ago I never thought I would even consider doing. I sat out with a goal this year to run a 5K, a [...]

24 11, 2013

The Essentiality of Self Worth in the Weight Loss Journey

By |2013-11-24T12:19:22-04:00November 24th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Wellness, Life After Weight Loss|0 Comments

“It’s okay because they love me,” – if I had a quarter for every time these words escaped my mouth or invaded my head space I'd be rich. Because the truth is  my never-ending search for unconditional love led me to these thoughts over and over again. From as young as five I can remember that feeling of “Nobody else wanted me,” that evolved from being given up for adoption. With the exception of my [...]

25 08, 2013

Why I Choose The Tinkerbell Half Marathon

By |2013-08-25T23:00:36-04:00August 25th, 2013|My Story, Bariatric Fitness|0 Comments

Today has started with so many projects half-open on my desk being worked on. But as a bariatric fitness enthusiast I have to stop and take a moment to share an exciting revelation with you as it pertains to my WLS fitness and wellness path. So as many of you know I am still looking to and attempting to gather the sponsorship to secure my way to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon in January. My [...]

31 07, 2013

Emotions Post Reconstructive Plastic Surgery After WLS

By |2013-07-31T17:24:51-04:00July 31st, 2013|My Story|6 Comments

I'm behind on blogs and there are so many I need to write. Since this is the most prevalent in my mind, it will get written first. As usual, I will be sharing the full experience of this fourth bout of reconstructive plastic surgery with you once I am fully healed and can write about it from bringing to end. What I want to talk about today is the emotional and mental aspect of this [...]

24 05, 2013

My Body Issues vs My Support System Them Zero Us One

By |2013-05-24T22:41:24-04:00May 24th, 2013|My Story|4 Comments

I sit here with tears in my eyes still. Though I suppose it is better because they are a mixture of a bunch of emotions instead of the overwhelming sense of despair that I was filled with this morning. You'd think after three sessions of Plastic Surgery I'd be more prepared for what this part of the journey offers me. False. It throws me curve balls constantly. Try having consults with 4 different surgeons and [...]

13 03, 2013

Does the WLS Community Feel Like High School?

By |2013-03-13T16:04:12-04:00March 13th, 2013|My Story|9 Comments

Alright Ladies and Gentlemen, It's taken me awhile to decide how I wanted to approach this topic… Let me share a story with you… A Picture of Me at 15 It was my Sophomore year of High School and in general, I wasn't a very happy teenager. I had a very hard time making friends, I rarely fit in, and any boys that showed any sign of liking me wanted to keep it [...]

5 03, 2013

When Emerald Eye Monsters Rear Their Little Heads

By |2013-03-05T06:58:37-04:00March 5th, 2013|My Story|0 Comments

As usual my friends over and Post Op and a Doc have posed a question that has me thinking this morning. As I started to respond I realized it was going to be long and decided it would be a good blog post to share with my readers. This morning they posted the following quote from the movie "As Good As It Gets" (1997) on their Facebook page and asked what their fans thoughts were [...]