Category Archives: History

Watch It Wiggle 

People ask me questions all the time about my weight loss and I welcome it. One of the biggest post surgery questions I receive is about loose skin.  Yes, loose skin is definitely an issue after weight loss. As you gain weight your skin grows and stretches to accommodate the weight. You can get stretch […]

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Earn Your TV

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to start especially when it comes to changing your habits and lifestyle. I was very sedentary for a long time and just the thought of moving around – for fun – seemed crazy when I was struggling to move out of necessity.  What do you do? Start where […]

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Just Go In Quietly

Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. I’ve had a gym membership for most of my life. I really believe that I thought if I paid my $29 per month that should get me some pounds off. I did put forth some effort by writing a check!  Flash forward to a couple of years […]

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Stop Food Substitutions

Thirty years. That’s how long I struggled with my weight and truth be told it will be a fight forever. People never want to hear that. They want the fantasy of effortless weight loss followed by blissful lifelong maintenance. I know the fantasy well. I banked on it happening since I was twelve. Maintaining weight […]

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Benefits of Thinking Small

Do you ever look at something that you want to accomplish but it seems so challenging that you’ll never accomplish it? The journey looks so long that you’ll never get there? That’s how I felt about my weight. Like I was an ant trying to scale Mt. Kilamanjaro.  Where do you begin? Each time I […]

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A Place of Love

So often we focus on these things we hate about our bodies. We get bombarded with commercials and celebrity images that show us the ideal and then we freak out because we aren’t close to those images at all.  Rationally, we know that those images are courtesy of professional stylists, unlimited budgets, and and a […]

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Replacing Me

One of the odd things about weight loss is how the world responds to you. Those that knew me at 425lbs are always shocked when they see me today. Also, people who know me now and then discover how much I used to weigh are equally shocked. I’ve written about this before, the feeling like […]

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