Turn that page!!

New chapters are important in life. Sometimes, turning that page is so scary, but you’ll never know how the story continues if you don’t turn that page! Will you succeed? Will you fail? Will you have a evil enemy to defeat? Will it be a happily ever after? Only YOU […]

Unconditionally Loving Yourself

Unconditional love, we’ve all given it to our parents, spouses and children. Some of us have been fortunate enough to receive it from others, but what about for yourself? Have you given yourself the unconditional love that you so willingly bleed to others? I can tell you the answer to […]

But Wait… There’s More!!

“If I can do it, you can do it!” I HATE that saying! Why? Because I’m different than you! Because you’re different than me! Because there isn’t a right or wrong way to walk this journey! Because there ARE things that I can do that you just can’t! Because there ARE […]

It Is Our Nature To Change

As the leaves fall to the ground I am reminded things must die for new life to be reborn.  We must shed the spring beauty we have grown out of. We must hit the ground yellow and brown. HOWEVER, we don’t have to lay there and rot. We can drift […]

No Two Journeys Are The Same

No two journeys are the same.  Our genetic makeup is unique, therefore our paths are unique.  The hardest lesson this journey will teach you is not to compare yourself to others! Easier said than done.  Just try to remember others will always lose more faster, be stronger, go father than […]

Let’s Reflect

At my highest weight of 351 pounds I struggled to do everything a “normal” person could.  I could hardly walk up stairs, move around my house. Hell, I could barely breathe most of the time.  Life was a daily struggle of…..well…..living! This week alone I have walked over 40 miles. […]

Forever Happily Ever After

Once upon a time there was a beautiful, smart, funny, kind and loving woman. She loved so many things about herself BUT there were so, so, so many things she hated about herself! She couldn’t buy the cute clothes. She was always the largest person in a room. She was […]

I Am A Peacock

At the beginning of my journey I was required to go to the ever dreaded psych eval. All the worry of “Am I too crazy?” “Am I ‘too damaged’ to have this surgery?” constantly vibrating in my brain. As I sit in the waiting room the ever-present voices of  “you’re […]