Fat To Fab Over 50

I am an award winning TV producer and Advertising Executive. By all objective measure, I am successful in my personal and professional life. My husband loves me, my children are healthy, my business is one of the top Ad Agencies in South Florida, I’m a co-founder of a digital technology company, and I joyfully volunteer in my community. During Women’s History Month this year, the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida chose me as the Pioneer Woman of the Year and the National Small Business Association nominated me as one of the top 5 Small Business owners in the country.

I am also 100lbs over weight. Many of our longtime clients think I’m clever no matter what size I am. But not every potential client I pitch immediately sees beyond my size. I must work harder to overcome their initial internal question, “If she can’t manage her own weight how can she manage my account?”

Like many women, I organize everything and everyone else’s life. I have made everyone and everything else the priority. I have somehow lost myself in the process.

The catalyst?

Not too long ago, I had a woman come up to me and say “Your children are so gorgeous” and I laughed just thrilled at the compliment. “Oh my god aren’t they gorgeous? I can’t even be modest!” I beamed with pride. She then said “You need to lose a lot of weight. They really deserve better.” I was rendered speechless. I walked away, hid and cried. It was a painful thing to hear. It was a cruel thing to say…out loud. I knew she was saying what others think or say behind my back.

I decided to look at it as an unintended gift…

I am fat, over-fifty and relaunching my life. The journey is just beginning.


December 2017

My 2 Year Anniversary…

December 1st, 2017|

It always is a choice. Today marks the beginning of my second year on this life affirming, life reinvention journey. So many wonderful things have happened along the way. So many brutal realities faced. I've discovered. I am. In short. My own worst enemy. It's been several months since I [...]

September 2017

What a day! #sherorising

September 26th, 2017|

Here is a link to the podcast I participated in tonight. The host, Ann Charleus, is such an inspiration. She is amazing. Apparently, I crack her up. #sherorising   Check it out - it's worth a good chuckle. https://www.facebook.com/AMP2TVProductions/videos/1822851297728365/?hc_ref=ARRClSC2tNd-ZQdCzmNc3grShqm90TCpcygvUC3-l4HjtMfD7XKajfy9utm_C0J32Y0   #mtwabp, #elitehealthnation, #elitehealthconcierge, #fattofabover50  

This building looks like a vagina…to me.

September 24th, 2017|

  Do you see what I see? Oh boy...who designed this? We spotted this as we fled Hurricane Irma. I was sort of numb, having freaked out. My husband humored me and agreed to leave everything we own and drive to his Aunt and Uncle's home in Georgia. Back roads. All the way. [...]

June 2017

Only so many hours in the day…#worklifebalance

June 26th, 2017|

Day 564 - Trying to squeeze in everything. There is never enough time or #coffee. Ever. But today I squeezed in some time with some people who are super important to me and made a choice not to do some things I needed to do. What I need to be [...]

Staying in the game…

June 21st, 2017|

Day 560 - Straightening my crown. I'm coming off an incredibly challenging few days. I've been writing but not posting on my blog. Looking back and reading my blog, which is - interesting - and challenging. My weight loss is one thing. My head trip is quite another. Working on [...]

When your friends don’t recognize you…

June 11th, 2017|

Day 550 - About 10 years ago I ran into someone I knew very well in an unfamiliar and unexpected setting. Surprising both of us. I ran to hug him. But he had absolutely no idea who I was. Zero recognition. Seriously! I had to (re)introduce myself to him! I [...]

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