Mental Health Whack-A-Mole

Mental health stigma…just…sucks. And, to be honest, I’m one of the lucky ones. I had already completed a master’s degree in counseling (even though we never do great helping ourselves), thus, I could recognize some warning signs for when things were getting a little too out of control for me. Almost seven years ago, I…

The “Chunk Filter” (Van Hise, 2016)

Welp…it’s been almost three weeks since surgery. To be honest, there are days when I’m a little run down, harder to get myself going. Other days, energy is there. I do have to remember that I was suffering from some post-operative anemia, so giving my body the time to rest and replenish is important (not…

Hangry

I’m not sure if any of you have ever done a liquid diet before…I had done the dreaded “colonoscopy prep” five or so times in my life already and that was already brutal. Also, wanting sports drinks or soup after having a 24-hour stomach bug, different. Your body just needs the soothing that comes from…

I’m fat.

Yup. That’s right. I’m fat. At my highest adult weight, I was 408 pounds (hence the name of this blog collection). Of course it didn’t start that way, but it definitely ended at that. In this collection, I’m going to reflect on my life, tell you a little bit about the influences on my weight…