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November Update: Goodbye to Diabetes

by Notorious Spinks on 11.12.2015

Hey y’all! It’s been a minute since I updated you on my progress. Life has gone well. Of course, I still deal with the chronic pain and fatigue associated with my PCOS, but I’m making it. I’m glad to announce that I am now diabetes-free. I visited my endocrinologist a couple of days ago and […]


Weighing in at 363 pounds, I was the fattest I had EVER been. Honestly, I was a burger and fries away from tipping 400 pounds. Damn, that sentence just winded me. After my PCOS and Type 2 diabetes diagnosis, I felt drained. I have always been a fat girl but I had never suffered with high […]


No, You Will Not Be Fat-Shaming Me Today

by Notorious Spinks on 09.11.2015

  I’m a fat girl. I’ve always been a fat girl and when I think back, fat-shaming has ALWAYS been present in my life. I can clearly remember the unpleasantries often spewed by my mom about my weight, from a classmate making fun of my size 32 Levi jeans (that d*mn size on the label) when […]


8 Things I’ve Learned Since Losing 38 Pounds

by Notorious Spinks on 09.08.2015

Getting healthy is no easy feat. These last four or five months have challenged me and caused me to intentionally create new health habits. After I was diagnosed with PCOS and Type 2 Diabetes, it was game over. PCOS was a shock, but diabetes scared the hell out of me. I was not ready and I refused to […]


Living Life with #PCOS

by Notorious Spinks on 08.19.2015

I’ve been MIA. I’m sorry. Really, I am. Life has thrown some real live haymakers at me. But, I’m still standing and that’s all that matters. Right? Since April, life has changed drastically for me. First off, after dozens and dozens of doctor’s visits, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). That explains my […]

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