Switching Seats on the Titanic

April 24, 2017

I am totally incapable of overcoming food addiction in my own strength.  Try as I might, my efforts to escape this nightmare seem pointless in the end.  I sit in my prison cell plotting my escape.  Devising plans that ‘maybe this time’ will work.   Night falls and I prepare my prison break!  Like Andy from […]

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Oven “Fried” Chicken Drumsticks with a side of HOPE!

February 15, 2016

  Last Friday started with waking up and heading to the  coffee maker for some of the best coffee I ever randomly found on a sale rack at Marshalls! I enjoyed this as I was taking my kids to school.  On a side note, my daughter Charlotte loves to blast disco music in the morning on […]

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You Only Live Once

February 12, 2016

We only get one life to live.  The one that is right here with us—today.   The reality of that hit me loud and clear when my friend, Christina, died from cancer a little over a year ago.  I met her originally through her Vlogs on YouTube where she spoke often on her struggle with […]

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Returning to What Works (with some new goals)

February 9, 2016

I cannot tell you exactly WHY I am the way I am.  I just know that after almost 44 years on this earth and a lifetime experimenting with every single diet or food plan that has probably ever existed (including some of my own creation) I have learned quite a lot about myself. #1—I have […]

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450 Pounds and Pushing an Oxygen Tank. His story of hope– Watch this short video

December 1, 2014

Today I’m posting a short video of my brother, Lee.  Formerly 450 pounds and tethered to an oxygen tank only a few years ago. Now a personal trainer and marathon runner.  And he did all of it while turning 50 years old.  He discusses some of the difficulties he faced at 450 pounds and how […]

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Haley Morris-Cafiero’s Wait Watchers Photos: Do people stare at fat people?

November 20, 2014

I don’t personally like the word “fat”.  I don’t deny that I am fat. I just prefer the word overweight.   Somehow ‘overweight’ sounds more factual.  Like hair being blonde or eyes being blue.  Fat sounds more like a judgement.  But that’s just me. However, ‘fat’ is the word being associated with this project along […]

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Excess Skin, Stretch Marks and Scars–Oh My!

February 12, 2013

  I get this question frequently And it is one of the topics to pop up On weight loss surgery message boards Over and over again So here we go My answer to one of the most frequently asked questions “Do you have excess skin?”   And the answer is YES YES YES   Do […]

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Your Future Awaits

January 5, 2013

  I love this sign That my kids made for me To start off the New Year!!   My kids know That 30 Seconds Means HOPE   Because they were there by my side When I followed the 30 seconds to Victory Plan That my brother, Lee , gave me A plan that said Start with 30 […]

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