The 3177 Day Promise

Finishing the 2016 NYC Marathon was one of the greatest accomplishments of my life and truly the realization of a dream. Running isn’t something that was new to me. I actually started running… well “running” back in 2007. I quit smoking on April 15, 2007, after 18 years of a multiple pack a day problem. Smoking…

Listening To My Body

I’ve been waking up around one in the morning the past few nights. I wake up and can’t immediately fall back to sleep. I’ll be up for a couple hours, fall back asleep and wake up again still long before my scheduled time. Since I don’t go to bed much before 11pm, this has been…

She Believe She Could… Kinda

I love the R.S. Grey quote from the book Scoring Wilder: She believed she could, so she did.  Despite the book’s controversial content, the quote has taken on a life of its own inspiring women everywhere.  After the past few years with weight loss surgery, losing a lot of weight, trying new and adventurous things…

Perspective Shift

I read something the other day that I absolutely loved.  Absolutely! People often think that after weight loss surgery our restricted diets are a problem. Limiting sugar, fat, and carbs can seem pretty daunting as is eliminating junk food and fast foods from your diet. I know I didn’t think I could do it at…

Believing The Lie

I read a post on a Bariatric forum about a nurse who was caring for a woman who was a recovering heroin addict who stopped using after many years of active addiction. The nurse asked her how she was able to quit after so many years of using. The woman said:  I had to stop…

My Soul Place

I think everyone has a soul place. A place on earth where you find solace, peace, beauty, love.  My soul place is the Charlestown Breachway. The Breachway is a man made permanent breach that replaced the natural breach between the Atlantic Ocean and Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, Rhode Island. The natural breach between the bodies…