I’m Mary, a redhead in my mid-30s and I started blogging to hold myself more accountable to my health and well-being.
I remember the first time I realized I was overweight. I was about four or five years old standing in front of two girls in my dance class when I heard one of them say, “she’s fat”. I turned around and realized that they were talking about me. I’ve struggled with chunkiness my entire life, and it’s taken me more years than I care to admit to stop allowing it to be the focal point of my life. I’ve gone up and down on the scale for as long as I can remember, luckily never steering too far out of control, but almost always higher than I’d like.
In November 2014, the scale reached a new high: 162. On my short frame (5’3″ish), it was too much for my comfort. After months of being depressed about the number but not really doing much to change it, I finally decided to put in the work to lose some weight. This blog will document my weight loss, and hopefully one day my weight maintenance. My goal weight is 130-135 (secretly it’s 115, but that only happened once when I was 21 with a horrible stomach bug so I’ve parted ways with that unrealistic goal).