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Overcoming my Fear of the Doctor & OBGYN

Anyone who has known me for a while knows this: I have had a severe fear of being judged & lectured by doctors. As a plus size person, you can encounter an unpleasant stigma from nurses & doctors. This isn’t always the case. But once it happens to you once or twice, you begin to … Continue reading

I am a fat girl. And I run.

I am a fat girl. And I run.

I want to begin by sharing a poem with you. This is not a poem I wrote. For your convenience, I pasted it below this paragraph but I found the original poem here. Hey fat girl, Yes, you. The one feigning to not see me when we cross paths on the running track. The one not … Continue reading

Encouraging Self-Love vs Encouraging Obesity

The other day I had a visit from a troll on one of my social media pages. They, essentially, bullied me under the guise of concern for my health & objection to me “encouraging obesity.” Based on their comments & assumptions, they had never read my blog. They simply stumbled across me & saw a … Continue reading

How to Avoid Weight Gain Over the Holidays

Take control: Think you can’t avoid gaining weight over the holidays? Then you’ve already lost the battle! You must decide that you will make good choices throughout the holidays. You must make that decision & stick to your guns. Weight loss & weight gain is not random. It is not a game of chance. It is … Continue reading

60 Pounds Lost & Working on My Self Esteem

It has been about three years now since I started my weight loss journey &, at this point, I’ve lost 60 pounds. That may not sound like much for three years. But weight loss is rarely ever linear, my friend.  Over the last few years, I have had major set backs, especially early in the … Continue reading