The other day my friend Jaime placed a photo on my Facebook wall and after a grueling 11 mile jog I saw it and burst into tears. A good, sappy, blessed, full tilt Ugly Cry. The picture was titled The Iceberg Illusion and it reads success is an iceberg. The top of the iceberg is […]
Author Archives: Regina Bartlett
I was never much of an outdoorsy kid. I was the stay at home and read books by myself kind of kid. I remember vividly that my elementary school was having a bike-a-then when I was 10 years old and I really wanted to ride in it. Eager to nurture my desire to leave the […]
I can’t believe it’s been nearly two months since I wrote. What’s even crazier is that there have been so many things to share! Time has certainly been flying this spring and that’s exactly what I want to share with you before I continue on with the many events that have occurred so far. One […]
When I started the process for weight loss surgery I made a list of things I always wanted to do but I was either too big or too scared. I wanted to reward myself with these things since I spent the last 30 years always rewarding myself with food. I’m happy to say that in […]
It’s been three weeks now that we’ve been acquainted. You infiltrating my nose, sinuses, and lungs like you were invited. Me chugging Mucinex like a drunk on a bender trying to rid myself of your presence but you persist. I particularly relish the way you retreat a little bit and lull me into a false sense of wellness only to come back with a vengeance.
At the first tinge of you I started those expensive little lies that you take to “stop a cold before they start.” After $50 at
I was always an all or nothing kind of girl. I’ll give you 200% or nothing at all. Very little in between. Same with my weight loss strategies. I’d go full tilt boogie on whatever plan I’m following then as soon as I fall off the wagon it’s over. I’ve been very much the same […]
Somedays I feel like I’ll always live between two worlds with people. There are the people who knew me when I was heavy (or most of my life) and those that know me now. Those that knew me all those years are stunned to see me now and sometimes it takes them a moment to even recognize me.
I used to eat very mindlessly. I ate a lot of junk so the taste was always good but never good for you. Now, I have a limited amount of space to eat and some nutritional goals that I have to maintain as well. Since surgery food has become more than something to do when […]
I’ve been very open about my weigh loss journey and my decision to have RNY Gastric Bypass and how I’ve come to manage my weight over the past year. Part of my openness was borne from when I was looking into surgical options for weight loss I knew very few people who had the surgery […]
I wrote in a previous post about my weight but I didn’t share any “before” pictures. I think the concept of “before” leads to an inevitable “after” but there really is no after in weight loss. It’s lifelong process. There will never be an “after” for me because I will always have a love of food. It’s something that I have to manage and it can be tough.