Posts Tagged ‘ obesity ’

I Survived a Weekend of Performing in 90+ Degree Heat!

7th July 2017 | 0 Comments

I was worried. Real worried. But I prepared. I went to the gym, worked out with my wonderful friend and fitness trainer Jeremy, who was mindful of what I was facing. I think he was a bit concerned too – and wth good reason. I am a 55 year old obese woman with two bum [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: A Confession About Me & Food and What I’m Gonna Do About It.

17th December 2015 | 1 Comment

I have been working out with a trainer since April 2, 2015. It’s been a big commitment and I feel stronger and active. I weigh 300 Lbs so it has been no small feat to keep this body moving and I have lost weight BUT before anyone starts patting me on the back I have [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Performing the Fat Piece

21st July 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been a couple of weeks since the evening in which I performed a reading of the Fat piece from my solo show. I was nervous, I was uncertain. It had only been a fantasy for so long, a work in progress, my biggest obstacle in the long running marathon to complete my solo show. [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Straight from the Woodshed -The Fat Monologue

2nd July 2015 | 0 Comments

Tonight’s the night! I’m going to do my first ever reading of the “Fat Piece” in front of a live audience – ever. I am reading as part of “Story Jam”, a story-telling live music show produced by singer, performer, writer Stephanie Rogers and held at The Wilmette Theater. I’m a bit frightened in an [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Documenting My Weight Journey for My One Woman Show.

23rd May 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ve been up for ages this morning writing the hardest piece ever for my show. It has always been the one story that I knew I had to tell yet the most difficult to complete. The topic of weight is so multifaceted for me. There are so many approaches I can take. Every time I [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Feel The Burn And Don’t Throw Up!

20th May 2015 | 0 Comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. That is one way to describe my session today with Trainer Jeremy. This is the first time in nearly seven weeks that I actually want to say: I have to stop! I can’t do this one anymore! But I don’t say it and [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: In the Groove, Feeling the Positive Effects of Moving My Body.

13th May 2015 | 2 Comments

I’m in the groove. Six weeks of fitness and there’s no sign of me stopping yet. I have been hauling my ass to The Spa at Trump every week, for one hour, three times a week of intense fitness training – intense for a fat broad who hadn’t moved her keister in about six years! [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Eating and Moving and the Fear of Knee Pain.

27th April 2015 | 0 Comments

I am committed to making this work. But I am afraid that my knee pain will kick in and make this activity a living Hell. My new relationship with fitness is a month old. If this was a love affair I would be cautious. I wouldn’t call it a “real relationship” yet. I would wait [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Results and Gratitude.

19th April 2015 | 4 Comments

312.2 LBS How could this be? I weighed 324.8 pounds three weeks ago. I sat on the floor and looked at my weight scale. I turned it over, checked the new battery, calibrated it per the instructions. I cautiously step back on the scale and there it is again. Like Magic. I am shocked, pleased [...]


The Adventures of Permanent Lifestyle Change Girl: Do I Have To Go?

17th April 2015 | 0 Comments

Good morning! I have to go to the gym. I have no choice, I have an appointment and someone who believes in me is paying for it. This is a good thing or I sure would be keeping my sorry ass in the bed this morning. It was a late night. No, I wasn’t partying! [...]