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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Weight! An Introduction to a Much Needed Conversation

The past few years of my life, my health has really taken me on a journey. From mental health to physical health; it has been the roller-coaster ride from Hades. This past weekend I took a well earned and well deserved vacation and it was just what my life ordered. As I frolicked in the…

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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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Living In Spite of My Flaws

This morning the weather was dank and rainy; as a result my body was hurting so bad I found myself in tears before I could make it to my desk. I took some Turmeric pills and some ibuprofen and settled in. Within an hour or so, I felt functional enough to stop feeling like I…

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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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Let’s Get Real About Weight

I think sometimes when you’re fat, obese, overweight, plus size or however you identify; we find ourselves trying to be this image that is accepted by people. I find that this can take away from the honesty in one’s journey.

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Why I’m Failing at Self Love

I’ve fancied myself a self love guru for quite some time now. I’m here for body positive affirmations and views. I’m here for my plus size women owning their fashion, their confidence and the way the view themselves verses how society may view them. Yes, I’ve got the t-shirt, the key chain, the membership card…

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