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White Fragility and Me

I'm a sensitive person. The thought of accidentally or callously hurting someone is dreadful to me. I'm an honest person, I try not to lie, but sometimes telling the truth hurts people's feelings and that upsets me. And empathy? I've got that down. I can find a way to relate to almost anyone (almost). I can only think of one time in my life when I was actively mean to someone to be mean, and as an adult I found her on Facebook and apologized (not that that excuses my behavior, I'm just saying … [Read More...]

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10 Months Post VSG Check-In!

Double digits since my surgery you guys! I forgot to post last month, so if you were on pins and needles waiting for that, I apologize. Let me tell you, it might be more that I have been really frustrated, so maybe I didn't "forget" to post as much … [Read More...]

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Hanging Out with Elizabeth Gilbert

Okay, it's not like we were hanging out at her house or anything. But, even though I was sitting in a group of hundreds of women (and more men than I anticipated), it felt like we were just hanging out. Elizabeth Gilbert was in town as part of the … [Read More...]

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10 Months Post VSG Check-In!

Double digits since my surgery you guys! I forgot to post last month, so if you were on pins and needles waiting for that, I apologize. Let me tell you, it might be more that I have been really … [Read More...]

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8 Months VSG Check-In

Hello everybody! Guess what? It's been 8 months since I had my Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)! I think the post title might have given that away. So, things are going well, trucking along. Remember … [Read More...]

7 Months Post-VSG Check In

Hey everyone! Seven months since I had my stomach cut out through Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG)? Yes, yes it is. I had my 6-month check up with my bariatric surgeon last week and there was … [Read More...]

I’m Not Jealous

I'm surrounded by women who are doing amazing things. They go on fabulous trips and meet their heroes. National companies are asking to use their art, develop ice cream recipes, and shoot commercials … [Read More...]

The Time Tobin Was a Demon Ghost

Let me tell you about the time Tobin was a demon ghost. But first, three things: (1) While most of our master bathroom is spacious, the toilet is in a really small water closet. It's so small that … [Read More...]