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.


May 2017

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 [...]

Wednesday Walks!

May 16th, 2017|

Day 523 - Every Wednesday afternoon at 6pm my dietitian/trainer, Erik Bustillo, is leading a run/walk group! This is a photo of us last Wednesday at Island View Park. This Wednesday? Come join us at 1700 Purdy Avenue on Miami Beach! Elite Health is organizing it but you don't have to join [...]

Junk Food Voodoo

May 2nd, 2017|

Day 510 - Sometimes you just have to put the hooky-doo on a temptation. I went grocery shopping while hungry tonight and it was a mistake. Salivating. Like a dog. I needed some  junk food voodoo! STAT! Mercifully, my son came with me and did the actual shopping. I pushed [...]


May 2nd, 2017|

Day 509 - When was the last time you saw your vagina? Hell, before this weight loss journey I could barely see my feet! Body image is a nasty demon. Overweight or not, comfort with our bodies messes with our heads. Being overweight for so long I'd stopped thinking about me ENTIRELY [...]

March 2017

I am loving me some vacation time! And why is everyone else so f’ing happy?

March 24th, 2017|

Day 472 - Blogging on 3 hours of sleep is #dangerous! My mind is racing. I'm cooking and packing all at the same time. Organizing and running everyone's ass around. It is no surprise, people (basically every one I encounter on a daily basis) are perfectly giddy I'm leaving town. My [...]

@United we fall…

March 23rd, 2017|

Day 471 – As an emptying nester, I pray that my children are people who have the capacity to love and spread kindness wherever they choose to build their lives. As long as my kids take me with them. Which apparently will never happen if they put me on #UnitedAirlines. [...]

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