Her Story: Dallas

Name: Dallas @thee_dallas Procedure Type: (laparoscopic R-NY gastric bypass surgery 2004) Age: 41   What prompted you to make the decision to go for wls? I couldn’t even walk a block without my whole body being in pain. I was about 375lbs (at the time, not my highest weight). I had tried EVERYTHING else, I…

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All the Ways I Plan to Treat Myself – 4 Cheap Ways to Self Care

Recovery has been an absolute draaaag albeit necessary.  I have slid back into my 9-5 though thanks to the graciousness of my boss; I am working from home. I almost sorta kinda miss my desk; but hubby has rearranged our bedroom to include a little office space for moi. I thank God everyday for a…

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No Thank You to the Politics of Blogging

These last few days have been pretty trying if I do say so myself. I under went a thyroidectomy 4 days ago to treat a rather large goiter that was growing in my neck. I have talked about my health pretty openly on this blog so in case you ever want to catch up; simply…

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Thyroid Chronicles: Surgery Up Next

Hey blogger baes! I know it’s been a minute since I’ve stopped in and updated ya’ll on my health. If you’ve followed me for a bit then you know I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. You can read all about it here and here. I met with the surgeon this past week and…

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Save Your Faux Concern: 4 Reasons I’m Not Here for Your Internet Shame

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend and they told me that an old male friend of mine had quite a mouthful to say about body positive women and their ways. Now, what was intriguing to me is that this person was a man I used to date; which means clearly he has…

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Who Do I Become After the Weight Loss?

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing a few people in my life who have opted for weight loss surgery for one reason or another. Right now, that is not an option on the table for me because we have to focus on the care for my thyroid. But needless to say, anyone who’s experienced a…

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Meeting my Nutritionist for the First Time

Today was a pretty big day for me. After finding out I had Hashimoto’s, I knew I was going to have to do a bit extra than most people in order to find my way with weight loss. I am a person who absolutely needs structure, I thrive off of it. So a few weeks…

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Things Looking Up

That’s right! The awful wait is over and ya girl is fabulously cancer free! I don’t think I can ever adequately describe the fear that enveloped my mind at the thought of having cancer of any sort. I briefly discussed it here. I tried my best to take the “wait and see” approach and to…

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Getting Familiar with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

When I was growing up I remember lots of adults offering commentary on my weight. I was usually the bigger one among my peers so I had grown accustomed to unsolicited advice. I distinctly remember someone once asking my mom if I had a thyroid issue. Over the years I would have a few doctors…

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Dummies Guide to Depression: 6 Basic Facts

I know, I know; it would seem absurd that in this day and age that I would even need to make a plea like this. You would think with all the resources and statistics available, people would understand that depression is not simply “the blues”, or a normal sadness or a “white people’s” disease. Yet,…

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