Enjoy the Journey

Enjoy the journey! We’re always rushing to get there, never allowing ourselves the opportunity to stop and appreciate the lessons we’re learning along the way. Always wanting immediate results, while ignoring the fact that every day is a result! Enjoy the journey! Slow your need to watch the numbers drop […]

Happiness Road

Happiness doesn’t mean zero stress. In fact, the “Happiness Road” is literally paved in stress. We’re always striving for that intangible thing, that far off illusion, that mirage of happiness at the end of the road and the closer we seem to get to it, the farther on in the […]

Feeling lost while finding yourself

  Nothing prepares us for life more than life! Just when you think you have it all under control, something pops up and makes you take a step back to reevaluate everything you’ve ever known. Life is full of uncertainties! It’s full of “what ifs” “what was” and “what could […]

Regain… THERE, I said it!

Ok y’all, it’s time….I’ve been putting it off for a while now, but even I must face the dreaded “R”. REGAIN!!! Ughhh!!! There, I said it! But let’s not shy away from this. Let’s face that donut eating demon. Regain happens! It’s normal and just like every other bad habit […]

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 […]

Colleen Monigton

Here is my long journey I feel the need to share with this awesome supportive group. For my whole life I’ve been wanting to change the way I live. I’ve worked hard to be where I am today. I’ve failed over and over again. I’ve gotten up, picked up the […]

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 […]

Ohana Strong

Today is a big day for Leigh Anne Pereira and I. You see January 9, 2016 Elle and I started Family. We wanted a safe place to be ourselves as we figure out who we’re becoming on this journey! Today we welcomed our 5,000th member! That’s 5,000 people just like […]

There Are Days

There are days on this journey when you question,”What is all this for?” “Why did I do this to myself?” “Why does food have to be so good?!” It’s normal. It’s a part of this wild and crazy ride.  It’s a reality check, when you step off the bariatric path. […]

Fighting The Good Fight

Every day of this journey there seems to be a struggle. You either struggle with food, clothes, image, emotions, life.  Its ok! It’s normal! Every day you fight the good fight.  Some days you win. Some days you lose. However, there’s always tomorrow on the horizon to try again.  This […]

Strut Proud In The Light

Life’s not black and white….. Our journeys aren’t black and white…..Its not one or the other…….or all or nothing…….it’s colorful….like a peacock…….you CAN have it all….like a peacocks plume, it’s about color balance. It’s bright, it walks with its head high. It’s unique, it’s YOUR STORY! WRITE IT! OWN IT! […]