Winning at Losing 0

I’m currently sitting on my sofa, trying to ignore the Tennessee vs. Alabama game. I’m one sad sack of a fan, covered head to toe in orange, cat hair, and so much despair.                 Speaking of losing, I’ve been working on this regain in earnest for about 2 […]



Wordless Wednesday 0

It’s my first “Wordless Wednesday” post, but it isn’t completely wordless I guess. Getting ready for student-led conference day here, but the cat has positioned herself quite…  conveniently.

WINNER!!!!! 2

The winner of the amazesauce Ameriwell gift basket is…. Julianne Withers!!!! Congrats, Julianne! Have some delicious vitamin gelatin for me and get all bragtastic like you do those Chobani flips! I’ll pass your address along to the great folks at Ameriwell so you can receive your prize. YEAH!


Neon Splash Dash and a Giveaway! 13

Last night, my After the Cut peeps and I completed the first event in our “Bariatric Bucket List Challenge” by participating in the Neon Splash Dash at The Ballpark in Arlington. The event is advertised as “the Most Magical 5k on Earth.” Well, I think my companions and I determined it was mostly “meh” and […]

Keep Calm and Carry On 0

I had really great blog posts in mind that were inspired by my trip to Phoenix, but I’ve been delayed by back to school and just life in general. I’ve had a recurrence of my anxiety disorder in the process, and I’m making a conscious effort to get more rest and spend more time praying […]



A Phoenix, Rising From the Ashes 0

I am just now beginning to recover from attending the Obesity Action Coalition‘s Your Weight Matters convention in Phoenix. It was an action packed, educational, and FUN conference that left me exhausted and emotionally full. Unfortunately, that emotional high was followed up by severe airline delays (I still love you though, Southwest) and a week of […]

All of Me – Achievement Unlocked! 0

I was so, so nervous about this past Saturday night’s screening. Well, we did it. We pulled it off! It wouldn’t have happened without some key people. I am so, so thankful to Tammy Beaumont and Methodist Dallas Medical Center for teaming up with me and After the Cut for the first bariatric group screening […]


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After the Cut – Half Marathon Training 0

Wow. Training for a half marathon in August. In Texas. It’s as if I am a bag of minute rice swelling up by the second. Where the heck are those Nuun tablets when I need them? At any rate, there are at least three of us committed to running the Dallas half marathon together this […]

All of Me – A Reflection 2

  About All of Me, the movie: The “Girls” have been friends, and fat, for years. Their bond goes deep and wide, literally and figuratively. They are smart, intuitive, complex, warm, and compelling and speak openly about their inner lives. The Girls met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance […]


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Your Weight Matters – I’M GOING TO PHOENIX! 0

So, I run this group in Dallas. They are wonderful. They are my friends. I have no training on running a support group. I just took what I knew from working in schools and churches and what I know about weight loss surgery post-op life and rolled with it. It wouldn’t be a success without […]