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Why Navigating Weight Loss

Video Transcript: Hi! Welcome to Navigating Weight Loss. My name is Regina and today I’d like to talk about the title of our program. Navigating Weight Loss was born from a blog post that I wrote last year called There‚Äôs No Afters in Weight Loss and it spoke to the point that throughout my 30-years […]

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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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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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Scales of Crazy

I was always an all or nothing kind of girl. I’ll give you 200% or nothing at all. Very little in between. Same with my weight loss strategies. I’d go full tilt boogie on whatever plan I’m following then as soon as I fall off the wagon it’s over. I’ve been very much the same […]

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I Lost The DJ

Somedays I feel like I’ll always live between two worlds with people. There are the people who knew me when I was heavy (or most of my life) and those that know me now. Those that knew me all those years are stunned to see me now and sometimes it takes them a moment to even recognize me.

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Italian Zucchini Boats

I used to eat very mindlessly. I ate a lot of junk so the taste was always good but never good for you. Now, I have a limited amount of space to eat and some nutritional goals that I have to maintain as well. Since surgery food has become more than something to do when […]

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Speaking My Truth

I’ve been very open about my weigh loss journey and my decision to have RNY Gastric Bypass and how I’ve come to manage my weight over the past year. Part of my openness was borne from when I was looking into surgical options for weight loss I knew very few people who had the surgery […]

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There’s No Afters in Weight Loss

I wrote in a previous post about my weight but I didn’t share any “before” pictures. I think the concept of “before” leads to an inevitable “after” but there really is no after in weight loss. It’s lifelong process. There will never be an “after” for me because I will always have a love of food. It’s something that I have to manage and it can be tough.

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Regina - 4th Grade

The Beginning

The best place to start is the beginning. I started gaining weight in the sixth grade. I noticed it but I didn’t think much of it until I had to go for my physical for school. I got on the scale and it said 148lbs. The nurse scrawled something on my chart and gave it to me to bring to the exam room for the doctor. She wrote “Grossly Overweight.” Not just overweight, not just chubby, but Grossly Overweight. I was so embarrassed and for the first time I realized that my weight was something that people noticed.

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