About Dee

I am a twenty-something wife, mother of one, with a fast-paced career in business. In the past, I’ve not taken the time to focus on me, and my personal health and fitness. I am a habitual stress eater, an over eater and never took the time to exercise. I always had an excuse.

I have struggled with my weight my entire life, and was at my smallest in recent years immediately after my son was born four years ago – at which point I was still 30 pounds over the upper limit of a healthy weight range for my height. Since my son was born, I have struggled further, gaining an additional 50 pounds. This means that in total, I am 70+ pounds over my goal healthy weight. That it has gotten to this point is shocking and terrifying to me – I want to be healthy, and be there for my son. I don’t want to be the mom who skips all of the park outings… I am doing this for me, but I am also doing this for him. He needs a Mom who can give life her all, and give HIM her all, in every way!

Each year, for the past four years, I have made the effort to achieve something important in my life. The first year, I set about obtaining my professional designation, and achieved this within the year. The second year, I decided I would start the journey to a healthy me by quitting smoking. I have been smoke free for 1 year and 7 months. This year, I realized I was tired of being afraid to drive, and went out and took my road test after almost a decade of procrastination – I love the freedom of driving.

This year, for completion in 2010, my goal is to get myself into a healthy weight range, and focus on eating right, exercising, and just plain feeling healthier.  This blog is about this journey… a journey to a healthier me!


2 responses to “About Dee

  1. Hi Dee

    Just letting you know I replied to your OSG comment in case you didn’t check back. 🙂


  2. Congratulations on your obvious success. Your story could very well be my own…however I’m still smoking and enjoying way too much taco bell! Very inspiring and may just prompt me to get back on the wagon. Thanks for sharing your journey and best of luck on the next stage!

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