Thursday, December 16, 2010


I have worked my ass off this year (literally), and I have lost about 50 pounds since the summer of 2009.  I ate normal portions of local organic foods, and I walked more.  Yes, I have even kept that weight off, and I feel great.  I am smaller than I have been since middle school, I can run to the end of the block without feeling winded, and I heard one woman call me a "Skinny Bitch" under her breath as I walked past.  

I hope I don't come across as bitchy, but she called me a Skinny Bitch!  I never thought it would be possible!

The point of all this is that I lost the weight, and I feel great, blah, blah, blah, but I live in a new city, and no one knew me when I was heavier.  I am physically a completely different person, and I don't know what to do with myself.  

I find myself wondering if I would be making the same friends if I were heavier.  

I don't know how to shop for my new body.  

I don't know what to do on a date with someone I don't already know.

I set out to live a healthier lifestyle, and for the first time in my life, the extra weight finally came off.  Sure, I wanted to change my image, but I had no idea how much I would change in the process.  I have been The Chunky Girl my entire life.

New Year's Resolution: Meet the Woman Who Has Been Hiding All These Years

This blog is intended to be a support group for women (and men) who are trying to live a healthier lifestyle.  Maybe you've recently lost weight.  Maybe you're trying to.  Maybe you would like to be in better shape.  

Changing what we eat can change more than just our physical appearances.

The key to living a healthier life is learning to love who we really are.

Stay tuned: I'll be here in 2011.