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My personal journey toward better health, and enjoying the benefits of full fitness.

28 10, 2016

5 Things You Learn When You Tell the Internet About Your Post-Partum Depression

By | 2017-06-10T11:18:55+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Debunking The Myths, My Journey|3 Comments

I learned a quick and dirty lesson—well, five of 'em—about not only depression, but the way we talk and think about it.

19 05, 2015

“Now That You’re Pregnant, Do You Feel Like You Lost That Weight For Nothing?”

By | 2017-06-10T11:20:24+00:00 May 19th, 2015|#ScaleFreeBaby, My Journey, Strength Training|8 Comments

Lots of people have snarked - lovingly, I presume - that I "lost all that weight for nothing." Today, I address that concern.

25 02, 2015

Who Should I Allow To Call Me Fat?

By | 2017-06-10T11:20:37+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Beauty, It's All Mental, My Journey, Standards of Black Beauty, The Op-Eds|15 Comments

A little while ago, I asked the wonderful, amazingly awesome readers of this site who they allow to bring their weight to their attention. Lots of great comments, with a couple of standouts below: I think people who really have your best intentions at heart are allowed to express their concerns to you about becoming [...]

16 09, 2014

Day 6: Coasting Into Day 7

By | 2015-09-21T13:13:43+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Healthy Eating, My Journey, Running|5 Comments

So... it's Friday. For those who've been following their hardest since Sunday, you're probably feeling the pinch. You're probably recognizing the way your life has changed - how much more time you devote to food; how different your food tastes; how differently your body feels after you eat; how, ahem... regular you are now from [...]

19 08, 2014

A Year Ago Today

By | 2017-06-10T11:23:24+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Inspiration, My Journey, Running|62 Comments

A year ago today, I weighed 281lbs. I worked out in a gym for six months, and didn't have much to show for it. I mean, yes - some weight loss took place, lots of muscle development took place, but I still felt so defeated. I wanted to lose inches!! I wanted to be smaller! [...]

9 06, 2014

5 Things to Know About My Photo Shoot and Interview in Ladies Home Journal

By | 2017-06-10T11:24:11+00:00 June 9th, 2014|My Journey, Out and About|19 Comments

I'm really bad about announcing all of the stuff I've got going on. I really should do a better job about sharing with y'all. But, to be fair, this particular thing was such a secret, that I'd gotten used to keeping it to myself... even after it aired on two or three different networks and [...]