Growing up, I was always overweight. Not morbidly obese, but always just a little bigger than most of my friends. I honestly remember being in preschool & hoping that my teacher could pick me up to carry me to the bus one day when it was raining. What 4 or 5 year old has those thoughts? Me, apparently.
The summer before my 21st birthday was my first experience trying to lose weight. And I did. I lost 25lbs, but I didn’t keep it off. Over the next 9 years, I tried it all. Weight watchers (many times), keto, not eating, prescription weight loss pills, “clean” eating, Whole30 (for weight loss which is not how the program is intended to be used). I also ballooned to my highest weight of 208lbs, 49lbs up from my lowest. I was so miserable.
While I am currently still 15lbs up from my lowest, I am heading in the right direction. The journey has been up & down & all over the place, but I have finally found what works and guess what?! I haven’t counted a calorie, macro, point, weighed or measured a thing in MONTHS. Excuse me? That’s right- stop paying someone to tell you what to eat, when to eat, & how to eat. How can I do that & lose weight? Well, let’s start by listening to our own body. These dang bodies are SMART. Why are we letting someone else tell us what works best for our own body?
The key to losing weight, keeping it off (for good), & not being miserable is getting to the root of why we eat. Until I started dealing with all the chatter in my head, I was miserable. I could not imagine having to count/track/weigh food for the rest of my life. Ugh. Anyone else feel me? Once I started really dealing with my own thoughts & feelings, I uncovered the key to weight loss. Not only weight loss, but keeping it off.
My passion is to teach other women how to lose weight for good & not be miserable while doing it. I literally always had the mindset of “I’ll lose the weight and then I’ll deal with all the mental stuff.” I know I can’t be alone in this.
If any of this is ringing true, I would love to help you! Find me over on Instagram as @abalancedblonde where I share my journey daily. I also have a completely free private group on Facebook with other like-minded women. Seriously, this group is FREE & no one is trying to sell you a thing. All I ask is that you invite your friends if you like what you hear. Fair enough, right?
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org & I will send ya a link to the Facebook group.