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…

Molding Versus Breaking

Karate is definitely a skill that is only honed over time. You may be a natural athlete but the elements of Karate can only come to those willing to dedicate the time and be open to the process. The time I can handle the process often gets the better of me. At my dogo the…

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After every diet program in my past  I would always keep my “fat clothes.” It became a self-fulfilling prophecy that I would wear them again. Going through my old closet was like a travel through both time and space. Every fashion of different times and how much space I was taking up! After surgery I…

Welcome To The Rumble Strip

On nearly every highway and even on some town roads you’ll see the distinctive grooves near the white shoulder lines known as the rumble strip. It’s a safety precaution that was first used on New Jersey’s Garden State Parkway in 1952, to alert drivers when they crossed the white shoulder line. If you’ve ever hit…

More Than The Scale

I did something today that surprised me and made think of success. Jeff and I are taking a last minute trip to Virginia. We stopped in the rest area to grab a coffee and switch driving. He ran inside and it was my turn to drive. I hopped over from the passenger seat to the…

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…