Let’s Chat: I’m Depressed

If you’re not new to my blog or my social media platforms, then you know that I’m no stranger to the struggles with mental health. I have shared very openly about my highs and lows over the the last 24 years. I even have a whole blog solely dedicated to one of my longest battles…

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I’m Allowed To Love This Body

The title might seem misleading, so let me clarify by saying I’m talking to myself. Why would I do that? Because sometimes I need reminders. I spent a good portion of my life being taught my body type was not worthy of love. That in order to love it I must pummel it, sculpt it…

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I Can’t Have Anymore Children- My Decision for Tubal Ligation

I became a mom at a very young age. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant, and I proceeded to give birth a few months after my 18th birthday. My labor and delivery was pretty traumatic; resulting in an emergency c-section that left me internally scarred and on the road to a…

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When WLS Becomes Necessary – How I Arrived at My Decision

I’m a pretty candid person when it comes to my mental and physical health. So many people on this planet exist in spaces of uncertainty and unhappiness because of the isolating feeling of insecurity. Whenever I share my personal journey, it’s in hopes that those people will some how cross my path and feel a…

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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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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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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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Dressing My Depression

When I was a kid; I wasn’t really into getting “dressed”. My parent’s finances were limited so there wasn’t a lot of option to get what was current or in style. I also was the youngest of 4 children so hand-me-downs were essential to my closet. I was also always a chunky gal for my…

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