I walked in the door of the hospital. I wasn’t sure where I was going or what I was doing. I held my husband’s hand and tried to appear calm but in reality I was screaming inside. Am I really here? Flashback to January 1, 2014, the day of “the picture” that showed me just […]
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Habits are funny things. Who knows when they begin but next thing you know they own you. A lot of our most perilous perilous habits started in childhood and many of those from the best of intentions. The childhood habit I have that still has a hold on me is the Clean Plate Club. Of […]
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 […]
It wasn’t my intention to blog today but I follow the Daily Prompt Blog that provides a different word to write about everyday. This morning in the middle of my latest round of insomnia, I posted a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr that I love. He said so many empowering things that I could […]
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’s No Afters in Weight Loss and it spoke to the point that throughout my 30-years […]
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.