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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.

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March 2017

How many weekends do you have left?

March 17th, 2017|

Day 466 - At 50+yrs. old you start counting stuff. True friends. Countdown to retirement. Actuarial years left? Let's just "guestimate" 30 years...with a 55yr. - 85yr. lifespan left. Just for heck of it! Count it up? Months? (360) Weeks? (1,560) Days? (10,950) How I spend them is all of a sudden [...]

The formula for forgiveness is…

March 16th, 2017|

Day 465 - Fuck it. That is the key ingredient to #forgiveness. Yes. That is it. No more. No less. It's the FFF of forgiveness... Fuck it. Forgive it. Forget it. Oh honey! Gurrrrrrl! That is what I am up to. I got a lot of calls today, asking if [...]

I am the image of my sister…

March 16th, 2017|

Day 464 - Here I am, more than several years ago, with my sister, Mary Eleanor, of blessed memory. We lost her a year and a half ago, and I still struggle every day. Last weekend, when I walked into the bridal shower of my sister Maureen's daughter - one of [...]

I am not a dog.

March 14th, 2017|

Day 463 - This is a picture of our dog "Bean." He is 6 lbs. He is a dog. I reward him with food. I am NOT a dog. But I am struggling...rewarding myself with food. And I'm really just realizing. How pervasive and insidious it is. Talk about a broken feedback loop. [...]

What does pride teach us?

March 14th, 2017|

Day 462 - An impending blizzard in the northeast got the best of me today. I hate giving up. But I’m getting mugged by reality. My business trip? Cancelled. Now I look at what I wrote yesterday and I regret it. Not the love stuff…just the, "I’m going come hell [...]

Saying Goodbye

March 13th, 2017|

Day 461 - Saying goodbye to my family is very hard. I got a bunch of lovely kisses and heartfelt hugs. I'm grateful we will all be together for a wedding within a couple of weeks so I'm not feeling sooooo bereft. But. I am trying to make sure I [...]

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