Purge Your Fat Clothes – You Will NEVER Wear Them Again!

Fat Clothes

Fat clothes. If you are on any sort of weight loss journey, chances are you have fat clothes. And let’s not worry the word choice. Calling them “fat”, I mean. I could have said, larger, bigger, sized…but I didn’t. I chose the word fat with no intentions of offending anyone. Tis what it is. If you have larger sized clothes in your closet that you can’t fit into anymore, get rid of them. Related: 4 months after WLS, where am I at?  Purge your fat clothes. You will … Read more…


Retrain Your Brain or You Could Gain!

Retrain Your Brain

Anyone who has ever been on any kind of weight loss journey knows that you must retrain your brain or you will gain. That losing weight, getting healthy and staying that way, is as much a mental game as it is physical. No matter what you are doing to lose weight, if your head isn’t in the game, you will lose (and not the weight you so desperately want gone). I come to you with this today, not to offer tips for how to retrain your brain, but … Read more…


I am a Food Addict – How I Live In Spite of Myself!

I am a food addict and the following is how I live in spite of that addiction, in spite of myself. NOTHING gets my day going like a nice cold Spark, my morning run, and my daily 30-45 min exercise/weight lifting. I have come a long way in a short amount of time and I refuse to fail at the healthiest best me I can be. Everyday isn’t all roses but I push on and I’m happy with where I’ve made it so far. I have battled something … Read more…


4 Months from Weight Loss Surgery (graphic images, stats, and more!)

Weight Loss Surgery

When I had weight loss surgery 4 months ago, it was born out of a need to be healthy all over. When I was approached about the possibility of weight loss surgery, my weight wasn’t even on the list of all that was wrong with me. I’d been overweight for most of my adult life, but given what I had been through since October 2013, we hadn’t considered the weight. I had gained throughout my illness, mostly due to one really bad drug, but weight loss surgery? Yah. … Read more…


Considering Weight Loss Surgery? Read this reality first!

Weight Loss Surgery has been called the easy way out for as long as I can remember. However, I am ten and a half months post-op from having vertical sleeve gastrectomy, also known as the gastric sleeve, and I can tell you there is nothing easy about recovering from surgery while at the same time trying to relearn how and what to eat to fuel your body the proper way. Weight Loss Surgery is a tool to help those of us that need it for whatever reason that may be – … Read more…