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…

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…

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…

Welcome to Navigating Weight Loss

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted. I’ve been thinking of the best way to share my experience as well as answer the many questions I receive about my weight loss. I started a YouTube channel called Navigating Weight Loss that will feature videos, recipes that I’ve discovered and others I want to try,…

Marathon Training – Day One

Today was the day! I officially started my training for the New York Marathon. Running through all five boroughs on November 6, 2016. I’ve been quite active since my gastric bypass surgery but I mostly walk. I’ve wanted to do a marathon for as long as I can remember so I’m so excited that this is the year. My theme for 2016 is No Comfort Zones!

The first time I started running was when I quit smoking in 2007. I bought shoes that I thought were cute and were marked as “running shoes.”