Tag Archives: fear

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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She Believe She Could… Kinda

I love the R.S. Grey quote from the book Scoring Wilder: She believed she could, so she did.  Despite the book’s controversial content, the quote has taken on a life of its own inspiring women everywhere.  After the past few years with weight loss surgery, losing a lot of weight, trying new and adventurous things […]

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Being Ken or The Truth About Men

As a woman experiencing weight loss and weight related issues I write from my point of view. A couple of weeks ago I sat on a panel at the hospital where I had my surgery. There were several of us there representing different stages of post op and the people interested in surgery had the […]

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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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Sharing Your Ugly – An Invitation

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to share my story about my weight and subsequent weight loss. Weight is a fickle beast. Often the elephant in the room and not discussed. We frequently hide our own feelings and disappointments about weight because of our own shame.  That was me. Always trying to pretend I was fine […]

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Was I Even There?

Being seriously overweight for so long I learned the art of pictures. 1. Take the pictures! The best way to avoid being IN the pictures is to be the photographer.  2. Stand in the back! Always opt for the group picture and try to get as many “body shielders” as possible. You can always find […]

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Stand Up Paddleboard

When I started the process for weight loss surgery I made a list of things I always wanted to do but I was either too big or too scared. I wanted to reward myself with these things since I spent the last 30 years always rewarding myself with food. I’m happy to say that in […]

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