Author: Rob Portinga

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Lessons Learned – Keep Trying

In this installment of the Lessons Learned series, what do you do if you don’t reach your goal the first time? Well, try again of course!

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Fat Shaming is Just Bullying

A thoughtful, encouraging, even humorous response to Bill Maher’s hateful take on fat shaming. Thank you @JKCorden
#stopweightbias

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Melting Away (reblog)

Some more reflections from shortly after I decided to turn to bariatric surgery for help with my weight, I’ve started losing weight, and discuss my recent exercise and dealing with hunger.

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HBO, A Platform for Hate

Is HBO a platform for hate? As long as they continue to give voices such as Bill Maher air time… seems so. This isn’t fiction, it’s real comments aimed at real people. #stopweightbias #OACAction #obsm

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On the Air: Introducing Guy Odishaw

Listen to my live radio debut on The Wake Up Call (from back in 2011) as I introduce my co-hosts and our “guest” for our very first show, Guy Odishaw of the Bhakti Wellness Center.

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Blackberry Buckle for Two

Blackberry Buckle for Two – Yes, I know I just shared a blackberry buckle recipe. But I wanted to share a smaller sized version for those not baking for a group.

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Decisions, Decisions (reblog)

A look back at a post from my original site in the weeks just after my decision to pursue bariatric surgery to treat my obesity.

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Blackberry Buckle

Blackberry Buckle, a delicious way to use up some of those fresh blackberries I’ve been picking. This made all those thorns worth it!

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Lessons Learned – Stay on the Trail

There are times you don’t want to stray from the path on your journey to a healthy life. The latest in my Healthy Living Lessons Learned from the Great Outdoors.