I had lost my inner peace and happiness, a reason to smile so-to-speak. I don’t mean that I walked around never cracking a smile. Obviously there were good days and social situations in which I chatted away and laughed along. By losing a reason to smile, I mean losing confidence in life and in myself. […]
Is meditation just New Age mumbo-jumbo? Hardly. Meditation, nearly as old as humanity, always has been part of Eastern religions. Through meditation, we learn mindfulness, which focuses on self-empowerment through increasing awareness of being in the present moment. This enables us to overcome matters that stress us. “It’s not the events of our lives that […]
Lately, I am indulging in a deep rich coffeehouse-style protein latte with long-lasting energy and no stomach upset! I LOVE frozen coffee drinks. But I gave up on them owing to the irritation that coffee causes my gut. Until now… I’m so excited to share my NEW recipe for Frozen Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel […]
My tummy tuck led to an incredible 8 inches lost from my waist in only three months! But not everyone wants to have plastic surgery. And the good news is there is an excellent exercise for a smaller waist. It’s called isometric contraction and according to BodyBuilding.com it is one of the best exercises we can do. […]
I alternate days between my ab circuit workout and high-intensity sprinting walking interval training. Sprinting is a high-intensity short-duration movement at the highest speed you can safely muster. It’s fun. It’s easy. You go at your own pace. And it’s great for fast fat loss. …two minutes of intensity equals 30 minutes of steady-state exercise… Increase Metabolism, […]
Not long after my gastric bypass surgery, my husband and I went on a day trip to Boat House Row in Philadelphia. The boat houses were filled with the shells that the rowers practiced with and competed in. We watched practice runs that were taking place on the river. I was impressed by the long, thin shells […]
I’ve led a well-lived life after weight-loss surgery in 2003. Prior to that, when I was morbidly obese, I led a life half-lived. One might say I am making up for lost time. Years ago I came to the realization that my life is the dash between the date I was born and the date I die. […]
Love is the deepest and most fulfilling connection to the world. Yet it is sadly ironic that most of us don’t know what love is. This is the story of how I found true love after weight loss. Storybook Love I grew up with a romanticized notion of love: One day my prince would come […]
My Bariatric Life is feeling sneaky.
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I'll let you in on my dirty little secret. I hide the chocolates in the vegetable drawer of the fridge where no one in my family ever goes! bwahahaha #truestory #MyBariatricLife #weightlossjourney #bariatrics ...