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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 [...]

Weight Loss Surgery Is Not A Shortcut- Highs & Lows Post VSG

By |2017-05-05T13:52:38-05:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

The beginning of my weight loss surgery was tough. My mind suffered with my decision to follow through with my weight loss surgery and before I knew it I was on the liquid diet. I thought to myself  what did I get myself into? I blinked and my surgery day arrived. Losing the weight came off [...]

A Bariatric Experience, To Be Or Not To Be Skinny

By |2017-04-08T00:20:21-05:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Personal Experiences|Tags: , , , , |

What am I expecting after weight loss surgery Many patients may think they will come out of surgery looking different. At least this is what I thought. I weighed myself everyday during the liquid diet period. I had lost 20 pounds in 14 days just on the liquid diet. The liquid diet was the toughest part [...]

Food addiction and bariatric patients

By |2017-07-15T16:14:35-05:00March 17th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Facts, Personal Experiences|

What is food addiction? What is food addiction? Is food considered a real addiction? The answer is yes. Food addiction is very much a real disorder.  Here is the definition of food addictions: Scientifically, food addiction is a cluster of chemical dependencies on specific foods or food in general; after the ingestion of high palatable foods such as sugar, excess fat and/or salt the [...]