What is your relationship with Diet? Good or Bad?

By |2020-02-23T11:49:29-06:00February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Featured, STAY WOKE!|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Diet relationship(s) How many of us have developed a serious relationship with Diet? I don't know about you but for many years I had a love hate relationship with Diet. Diet and I were not always friends. Ask a matter of fact we were enemies. Lord knows every time I attempted to date Diet I would [...]

Stay Woke! Are you a product of your internal environment?

By |2020-02-15T19:57:02-06:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: STAY WOKE!, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What does being obese have to do with being a product of your internal environment? Ask yourself the following questions: Have you asked yourself if you are a product of your internal environment? Where do our weight issues come from? Am I ready to be a bariatric patient and did you select bariatric surgery for the [...]

STAY WOKE! Negative mindset equals Failure in your VSG journey

By |2020-02-07T11:42:33-06:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: STAY WOKE!, Featured|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This week on STAY WOKE! STAY WOKE! Have you ever watched a 90's sitcom where they had to make a choice and on one shoulder was the angel and the other the devil? Yes? So put yourself in that same scene with the angel and the devil. VSG or any bariatric surgery is not easy. Bariatric [...]

I am back New and Improved Post 3.5 Years VSG

By |2020-02-04T16:56:34-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , , |

Where have I been? In year 2 I had a nervous breakdown in February of 2018. It was an unreal feeling. I had just went through a tummy tuck surgery which was a traumatic move in a years time of just having the sleeve done. Life as I knew it was overwhelming for my body. Here [...]

Body Shaming is not acceptable at the Gym – VSG Heartship

By |2020-02-04T15:42:33-06:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Many people hate the gym for various reasons. There are to many reasons to list; but whatever the reason its our right to go or not go. Right? No judgement! I say this when it comes to someones weight loss journey. I don't hate the gym; but what I do dislike is the bitter people that [...]

Life’s Blessings – Are you Selfless or Self Consumed?

By |2018-08-02T22:03:38-05:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , |

It has been sometime since I have written in my blog. There is lots going on since meeting weight goal last year. Here are some short updates: Goal weight reached in July of 2017 Skin surgery in December of 2017 Running in the Chicago Marathon in 2018 Life is good I have been humbled recently. I [...]

Thank You Lucien – A young boy shares why I should watch “What the Health”

By |2017-07-12T18:19:41-05:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

I have to thank Lucien who happens to be my best friends son. Lucien is 12 years old and an extremely intelligent young boy.  A few weekends ago we went on our annual family vacation at their family's farm and as we were all sitting around the porch relaxing a conversation about nutrition and my marathon [...]

From Obese to a Marathon Runner

By |2017-07-11T01:16:16-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized, Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

June 22, 2017 marked a very important moment in my life. I got slapped with an AHA moment. When I was younger I was a big dreamer. I wanted to be an artist and a professional runner, instead I became a business women by profession.  My mother said I was crazy for wanting to be an [...]

Damned if you Do and Damned if you Don’t – A Day in a Life of a VSG

By |2017-06-04T02:43:36-05:00June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , |

Is there such a thing as happiness Sometimes I wonder what life would be like if people were genuinely happy. Not pretending, just sincerely happy. I often wonder if people even know what happy truly is.  I have been on the search to understand happiness. The true individual meaning of happiness. I have nothing to complain [...]