The Final Final Exam

Before I begin, I just want to explain why I haven’t posted so frequently as of late. I’m in the final push for my book Food, Sweat, and Fears and it’s taking my free time as well as all of my writing! Writing can be exhausting and add in work, husband, family, karate, POUND training,…

The Weight of Progress

This is a video from a Toastmasters meeting that I gave back in February 2017. The theme of failing to recognize progress keeps surfacing in my conversations lately so I felt compelled to share it. We often want so much that we fail to see the progress we are making when it seems so small.…

Back in the Saddle

It was 4:30 in the morning and I was sitting in my car trying to talk myself into what I recklessly signed up for the night before. Did I really register for Spin®? Spinning® is a class that always intrigued me. There are two distinctive schools of thought with Spinning® it’s either emphatically love or…

The Public Commodity of Bodies

I remember reading a BuzzFeed article a young woman wrote about how perceptions of her changed when she lost 100lbs. It was something I could identify with wholeheartedly as a woman of a larger size who then lost weight. The part of the article that really resonated with me was when she referred to her…

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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…