How often have you heard a health provider refer to someone as a "diabetic" or "obese"? You've probably heard that on television, in advertisements for medications, in articles that you have read. When we use those terms, it implies that you are no longer a person but rather you are defined by your disease. And… Continue reading Keeping It Real: “I’m a Person, Not My Disease”
Let's face it - as human beings, we make assumptions. We judge the book by its cover on a daily basis. Even though we have been taught since we were little that this is not the right thing to do, we still do it. I'm guilty of it! But recently I have been trying very… Continue reading Keeping It Real: Judgment Free Zone
I typically start my day at 7:30am, but on my later days I start at 9:30am. I'm fortunate enough to work only 4 days per week, which makes for long days, but they go by fast - especially since I used to routinely work 10-12 hour days in long term care. I will check any… Continue reading Keeping It Real: A Day in the Life of a Bariatric Dietitian
I can't believe that March is almost coming to an end, and this is the first time I am posting about my miles for the year! 2015 has been a busy year so far, and it is only going to get busier. But recently I have really put my mind to keeping active and fueling… Continue reading Banking the Miles 2015: First Update!
As a bariatric dietitian, I am always trying out protein supplements - from bars, to powders, to pre-made drinks, I attempt to try anything and everything that my clients are using or that I suggest to them. I have always had a hard time with protein bars. Most of them make my stomach feel funny,… Continue reading Stuff I Love: Pure Protein Bars
October and the beginning of November have been a roller coaster for me. I've had some huge ups and even bigger downs, I've experienced every emotion in the last couple of weeks in the most intense form. My diet and my exercise have suffered. I'm starting this week fresh, though. I have lots of reasons… Continue reading Banking the Miles: October Update
When Titanic came out in 1997, I was young and impressionable. I fell in love with the movie and to this day I still watch it every time it comes on. It's more the history of the tragedy that I connect with than the star-crossed lovers. I always thought it was so silly that two… Continue reading Keeping It Real: My Body Role Model