December EOTM – “I’ll wait until after the New Year and then I’ll get back on track.”

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Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa to all my readers!  I wish you and your families a wonderful and blessed holiday season!  Because the holiday season is in full swing, I wrote a song to celebrate! Continue reading

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November EOTM – “But everyone else is doing it!”

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Soooo..I have some good news – I got engaged, and future-hubby and I are living together.  We’re happy, and really looking forward to creating a life together.

Good for you, but what does that have to do with weight loss surgery?  Let me explain… Continue reading

October EOTM – “I had weight loss surgery, so I’m straight.”

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Me, now a size 16, standing in one leg of my biggest pair of pants, size 26.  Oct 14, 2017

I have several friends and acquaintances that are curious about having surgery, and often ask me about my experience.  They see the changes I’ve made, especially if they have not seen me in a long time, and get excited about pursuing that route for themselves.  I’m honored that I can be a source of encouragement for anyone looking to have weight loss surgery and improve their health.  But I want to make sure that anyone who is considering surgery is really going into it with their eyes wide open.

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Repost: Sh*t just got real! Digestive issues after bariatric surgery

Originally published May 27, 2017

I’m reposting this article in honor of a friend of mine that just had the sleeve yesterday.  Good luck to you!


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Me in Puerto Rico at the Castillo San Felipe del Morro – 2015

Remember that time when you got smart with ya momma, talked back to your teacher, and rolled your eyes at your dad?  How about when you threw that house party when your folks went out of town or snuck your boyfriend/girlfriend into your room and they never found out?  Welp, get ready to pay for all the things that you’ve done in the past and gotten away with.  And exactly what does does the above pic have to do with digestive issues?  To illustrate that after weight loss surgery, what’s going to come out of you might feel like one of those cannonballs. Continue reading

NSV: Exploring the world with a new body and a new attitude

I just flew back home from visiting my sister in Seoul, South Korea for a week.  And I had an AMAZING time!  Anyone who knows me knows I love to travel and explore, and there’s so many activities I’ve always wanted to do, but I was limited by my weight.  Now that I’m 97 lbs down, I decided to grab the bull by the horns and go to the other side of the world.

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August EOTM – “But I don’t like drinking water!”

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Nothing like a nice, cold glass of H20 to hit the spot, right?

So many of us have such a hard time getting in enough water, for a variety of reasons.  In my opinion, whenever I hear someone say they “don’t like water” or “water is boring,” what they are really saying is that they are more used to drinks that are sugary and carbonated and need that “fix”. Continue reading