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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

May 2017

Vaginas

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. [...]

An asshole is just one small part of someone…

March 21st, 2017|

Day 469 - When you think someone is an asshole, try to remember an asshole is just one, teeny tiny part of them. I am really REALLY learning this. Have you ever had someone turn on you for no apparent reason? You wrack your brain for some horrible action you've taken [...]

Happy Birthday…#wow #19

March 19th, 2017|

Day 468 - Brunch and dinner was a cheaters dream. Oh my. Our daughter hit 19 yrs. old and she is our BABY! The fact that my husband and I have been in love and together for over 35 years, while sharing a postage stamp sized bathroom, is a testament to [...]

Looking for your path to a 2.0 life.

March 19th, 2017|

Day 467 - I am having a dress made for myself for the very first time in my life. I'm doing what I want and I am here to state that I am officially living. Not in a materialistic way, but just...you know...living it up. In a living it up [...]

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