“I really believe that our past can really hold us back from growth, so the best thing that we can do is MOVE ON and NOT DWELL.” –Bob Harper
I’m Jennifer and I’m from a small town in southeast Texas. I have been married to my best friend for 14 years. I have 3 kids ages 18, 12, and 9, 3 spoiled cats, and 1 cute bunny. I am a HUGE Dallas Cowboys fan, have been my whole life. This blog started as most blogs, an online journal about my life, past, present, and future. Now I hope to be able to inspire others as they read about my weight loss journey and my continuing desire to live a healthy life.
I haven’t always been on the path to healthy living. At the beginning of our marriage I was a HEALTH NUT, working out 6 days a week, and eating right. Over the years I struggled with emotional and stress eating. I gained and lost weight repeatedly and that alone was taking it’s toll on me. I finally had enough and in January of 2011 I decided enough was enough and it was time to take complete control of my life. From January to November I lost a total of 69 lbs, with 11 more to go. Along the way I discovered how therapeutic blogging really was for me. It is much easier to type words on a page than to say them aloud sometimes. I started receiving emails, calls, and texts from friends and family asking for advice on eating and working out. I am honored to be able to inspire others to lose weight and reach for their goals. I hope this website will continue to inspire those and you as well.
Update: The last 4 years have been a roller coaster of weight gain and loss. I’ve struggled tremendously physically and emotionally to get back where I was in 2011. I managed to stay fit for 2 years before gaining all the weight back and then some. I hope with this new journey I can find my way back to that place and get healthy once and for all.