Summer Body Stress

Since March it seems like everywhere I looked there was a ton of posts referencing Summer Bodies.  This often posted phenomenon makes sure that immediately following the failure of your New Year’s Resolution of healthy living,  you can start feeling the pressure of having a Summer Body.  The focus in March is Summer Bodies are…

The Courage of Julia

Sometimes things sit in my mind and I can’t let them go easily. Something happened the other day at karate that I just can’t seem to shake because it was extraordinary to witness.  People that only know me from the dojo must think I’m a neurotic mess – which truth be told – isn’t entirely…

What Do You Need?

I field literally hundreds of questions each week in private messages between this blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Weight is such a personal issue that most people don’t like to put all their issues with weight out to the public and I understand that completely. For years I felt like Sisyphus rolling the burden…

National Day of Donut Anxiety

June 2, 2017. Many people woke with a pep in their step and a joy in their heart. Why? National Donut Day!  June 2, 2017. Many others woke up with a pit in their stomach and anxiety rattling them to the core. Why? National Donut Day. Dunkin Donuts was giving a FREE donut for every…

Third Love: Review

I don’t normally do reviews like this but I thought this was a worthy exception.  I’ve been seeing ads for Third Love bras on my Facebook and Instagram for a long time. The ads always focus on the most troubling aspects of wearing a bra. Bras are uncomfortable, the straps either slip or dig, and…

Cherry Rhubarb Cups and Popsicles

People always think that bariatric surgery or any weight loss comes with a healthy dose of deprivation. I’ve heard many people tell me they could NEVER live without chocolate, ice cream, or any other loving comfort food around. The way I’ve countered this is to invite people into my world and show them that there…