WOW ! I had the opportunity to train and run the Boston Marathon. What an experience! It was the 114th Boston Marathon and this memory will stay with me for the rest of my life. What a historical race! We ran threw so many charming towns. I can not say enough about how enthusiastic, uplifting and energetic the spectators were along the entire 26.2 miles. So here is a thank you to those Bostonians that verbally pushed me up their heartbreak hill and over the finish line. This was one of many goals of mine, but probably the ultimate! It is the creme de la creme for runners. I am thankful for having the mind body ability to  achieve such a lofty goal.  Hope to see you at the finish line. T.L.C.


Dr. Champion’s  support group meeting was this morning and Dr. Connie Stapleton shared with us her wonderful insight on some of the ups and downs of both pre and post bariatric surgery. The group truly enjoyed and appreciated our time spent with her! We walked away with some extra tools for our bariatric tool box . You can never have to many tools for our life long journey. Dr. Stapleton will be having a workshop in April here in GA. For more information on Dr Stapleton or her upcoming workshop you can go to her website at: Hope to see you at the finish line! TLC

Today’s run was quite invigorating.  When I started my run it was raining, but in no time the rain changed into big and fluffy snowflakes.  As I ran under the street lights it was as if I was being bathed in falling stars.  Needless to say, it was truly beautiful! Hope to see you at the finish line! TLC

This is the first blog and I want to welcome all who are reading it. The next few months I will be fine tuning my web site and am always open to suggestions. The purpose of my blog will be to inform, motivate and inspire anyone thinking of having or already had bariatric surgery.  If your goal is to keep the weight off after having had bariatric surgery , then the key to your success will be to either stay on track or get back on track. Finding balance in your daily life is crucial to your success. The journey will not be easy, however for life long good health it will all be up to you. From time to time I will be recommending various products from bariatric friendly books to viewing other web sites or even exercise equipment. Any recommendations made will be from products that I myself have tried and liked. I will also share with you some of my favorite quotes which have inspired me through my weight loss journey. As they say, “slow and steady wins the race”. Hope to see you at the finish line! TLC