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ABOUT

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.

Blog

June 2017

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 [...]

WTF!? I am mad.

June 4th, 2017|

Day 543 - What the eff is going on? Wow...little cheats catch up with you. Lack of resistance training is catching up with me too. While I've been enjoying myself, my mind and body are resisting. It feels like I'm pushing on a waterbed. Make progress here, bounce off there. As I've [...]

May 2017

Fierce Women Alert! #fierce50followfriday

May 19th, 2017|

Day 528 - I've been invited to participate in a very cool #instagram campaign! #Fierce50FollowFriday is an incredible way to discover some very interesting women! #Grateful to be grouped with a team of 4 other #bloggers and #instagrammers who are putting themselves out there. Mine seems to be the only shame [...]

Killer Coaching

May 18th, 2017|

Day 527 - Today's coaching session with #BillCortright was rough. In a good way. Accountability and honesty. Calling bullshit. Cheerleading. He's GOT to be exhausted! Ehhhhhhhh....no. His energy levels are so positive, so high, he can run at that speed 24/7 (almost). He's human (almost). I know he's given me LOADS [...]

Fat Tuesday, Wednesday and Fierce 50 Follow Friday!

May 16th, 2017|

Day 525 - I'm calling today...Fat Tuesday. It was a rough one. Weighed in. It was NOT good. Elite Health's team stepped right in for the support...but. MAN. The good news? My daughter comes home from college today. The bad news? I was reading my blog from over 200 days [...]

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