January 18, 2016 – I remember it like it was yesterday. It was Day One of a Gold’s Gym 12-week challenge. On Day One, you need to get a starting weight, starting measurements, and a starting picture. Some people wear a bathing suit for the picture. I wasn’t about to do that. I had decided… Continue reading Judgment Day
Gasping for air, I tried to resurface to catch a breath. But try as I may, I could not break through. It didn’t take long to realize my head was deliberately being held down under water and for a brief moment I wondered, “Is this it?” Thankfully our coach was on deck and told the… Continue reading Fight for It!
I had been considering taking down this page because I started it to document my weight loss journey. Lately that journey has slowed down. In 2016, I lost 60 pounds. In 2017, I lost 15 pounds. So I really didn’t know if it was serving it’s purpose anymore. However I have seen that yes indeed it… Continue reading Get Out and Enjoy Life!
My last blog post was entitled "Be Kind, It Doesn't Cost a Dime." I wrote about being kind with our day to day interactions with others. But let me ask you this. Are you kind with yourself? My co-workers used to call me Patty Poppins. They said, "She's practically perfect in every way." Now of… Continue reading Patty Poppins? Not Quite….
I believe when you are heavy, people look at you different, perhaps even judge you. They may not even know the first thing about you, but they assume you must want to be “fat.” There’s a high-end clothing store in our city that whenever I went into it the saleswomen would just ignore me –… Continue reading Be Kind – It Doesn’t Cost a Dime!