What Do You Need?

I field literally hundreds of questions each week in private messages between this blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Weight is such a personal issue that most people don’t like to put all their issues with weight out to the public and I understand that completely. For years I felt like Sisyphus rolling the burden…

National Day of Donut Anxiety

June 2, 2017. Many people woke with a pep in their step and a joy in their heart. Why? National Donut Day!  June 2, 2017. Many others woke up with a pit in their stomach and anxiety rattling them to the core. Why? National Donut Day. Dunkin Donuts was giving a FREE donut for every…

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…