“National Beary Good Wine Day” 5/25/2016 • 10:55am • 1/100 sec, f/4, ISO 2000. Canon 6D.

Notes:  What better day to post this throwback to Teddy safeguarding our VGS Zinfandel shipment which arrived a few weeks back than today - National Wine Day!  We’re looking forward to toasting this holiday, although in our eyes and glasses, it’s national wine day every day. Cheers!

This weekend my cousin @good_samm sent me a picture of the last time we hung out I couldn’t believe that I looked like that. For some reason losing so much weight didn’t really affect how I looked at myself in the mirror in such a positive way. I still treated myself as if I looked like the before picture. I get butterflies just looking at his picture and seeing how far I’ve come.#TransformationTuesday #fallinlovewithyourselffirst


VGS Interview: How to Write a Bioware Game with Lead Writer Patrick Weekes

Welcome to our weekly show! PATRICK WEEKES IS FINALLY HERE

If you haven’t yet make sure you listen to part 1 and get ready for this extra goodness. Today we have the complete interview (part 1 of three) with Patrick Weekes, a lead writer from Bioware all about his craft and the art of writing for games.

Some of what we cover includes:

- His origins
- Training the player to do the wrong thing
- Looking at the evolution of the media comparing it to the beginning of film
- It’s harder now to get a job than ever before, focus on the nonlinear narrative
- Get the application called TWINE! Get a job.
- Weekes talks extensively about the HORROR of “Peer Reviews”
- The most common mistakes that still happen in the writer’s room
- Key piece of advice “Make sure the player knows where to go next, and what he has to do when he’s there”

What’s next for Dragon Age? Find out more next week! We’ll post the remaining segments of our interview, including a complete look at Mass Effect and of course, Dragon Age Inquisition.

Calling all WLS community!

Hello everyone! I’m going to be making a page on my blog with a compiled list of all WLS bloggers, so new wls community members can find a whole list of support easily!

So, to avoid missing anyone, can you all pleaseeee like/reblog this, and when you do I will add you to my list! 

Also, if you could let me know your starting weight, and if you have something like PCOS/other conditions someone might relate to, so that I can put special markers next to your blog, to make it easier for new wls people to find blogs that they can better relate to, that would be AWESOME!

thanks everyone! I’ll be reblogging this a few times to allow everyone to see it, hopefully!


VGS Interviews Patrick Weekes – “How to Write a Bioware Game”


VGS interview, Dragon age 2

Published on Jul 21, 2015

“ In our sit down with David Gaider we discuss how Dragon Age 2 came to be, where he thinks the game fell down and what it COULD have been! “ VGS 

I’m still plus-sized. I’m still fat. And that’s okay. Seeing the lbs drop over these last 4 months and the clothes sizes go down has been an awesome experience. This sweater was a 2x, when I used to wear a 4x (and depending on the cut it wouldn’t fit even then). Yesterday, I tried on chiffon shirts (the shirts that have absolutely no give/stretch) in a 2x and they FIT. Internally, I was crying tears of joy. I know that doing the WLS is more than clothes, but fashion and looking good has always been important to me. No matter what size I am or will be, I always strive to look good. And the fact that my options are greater because I’ve lost so much weight so far, leaves me ecstatic.