Welcome to my site. I hope you have a great journey here, make friends, find support, and reach your weight loss goals. I know it can be a struggle but together I hope we can make it fun.
A Little Back Story
I struggled with weight for years. Even as a teenager, I felt that I was too big even though I wasn’t. It was my own self-esteem that triggered those feelings. However, things changed as I became an adult. As I began to struggle with being a wife, worker, fitting in (yes, adults still struggle with fitting in) and a ‘do all/be all’ to people and loved ones, I began to lose myself and emotionally eat. It was then that I found losing weight wasn’t like talking about it. Sadly, I found that some ‘loved ones’, instead of being encouraging, felt it necessary to remind me of my weight. They thought that making me ‘feel small’ about my weight (yep, I said it) would provoke me to change. Needless to say, that didn’t work.
The hardness of issues that were close to my heart and the lack of support led to unhappiness, stress and depression and that led me to comfort myself with foods.
Why Do I Want To Help People
I know what it feels like to lack support and feel as though you’re all alone in your healthy journey. As mentioned above, I’ve been there. I know what it feels like for people to lecture you on what to do, abandon you to do it alone, and criticize when you trip up. Sometimes, all people need is a friend.
So Here We Are
Weight loss and our health can be as fun or as dreary as we make it. I knew that if I struggled in this area, others was struggling as well. As women, we are stressed, overworked, and fulfilling everyone else’s needs. Often we put ourselves on the back burner. Often we ask, “Why can’t someone invest in me the way I invest in them?” That often leads to our unhappiness. I’d like to build a community where we can invest in each other’s health.
I hope to make it fun. Let’s begin our journey. Together.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
T. Lane Jones