Tag Archives: effort

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 […]

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Weight Loss Surgery Is Hard Work

I knew when I decided to publicly share my weight loss struggles and surgery with the world I would face scrutiny, judgement, and ignorance. Being unaware of the process in the beginning I also had a lot of misunderstandings. It was worth it to me to be open and clear up some of these misconceptions […]

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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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Success in Failure

Failure. Not anyone’s favorite topic. However, taking a different perspective allows one to see the beauty that can only come from failure. It took Edison one thousand tries to make the lightbulb. Some would be dismayed but he took the position that he discovered 999 ways to not make a lightbulb! I’ve failed at losing […]

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The Iceberg Illusion

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 […]

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