Saturday, August 7, 2010

Starting Over ... Again

My previous home!

"Sometimes our only way is jumping, I hope you're not afraid of heights."

Well, I've finally done it friends! I've made the big move from my former spot at Blog To Lose over to the world of blogspot. I have to admit, I'm a bit nervous. For those of you who may not know me yet, check out the My Story section, and even some of my back entries at Blog To Lose. Here's the gist of my life right now:

I'm a 26yr old new mom, engaged, starting her first REAL important job (on Monday!) and battling a 13 year battle of being obese. Okay, morbidly obese is probably more accurate. I'm 5ft6 and weigh an astonishing 269lbs. I'm not sure how life brought me here, all I know that being this way has been pretty much my entire life up until now. I've been known to polish off an entire large pizza in 15 minutes (ugh, can we say mindless eating?) and not think twice about spending ten dollars in drive-thru food. Do you even realize how much food ten dollars will buy you? 

To give myself a little credit, I have come a long way. I've made some big changes during my time at blogging at BTL. I went from never having touched an exercise machine with a ten-foot pole, to a gym junkie. While McDonald's and Taco Bell used to be an every day occurrence, nowadays I barely even look at those places.

I still have an incredibly  tough road ahead of me, and need all the support I can get! I just joined up on Twitter, and have found some amazing and inspirational fit friends already. I'm so excited to start this phase of my fit-blogging lifestyle! Let me know if I can support YOU too - and I'll add you to my ever growing Gmail Reader and Blogroll.

Here's to finding that skinny and healthy girl inside of me. She's waited a long 26yrs to come out!

~ Emily


  1. Good luck in this new adventure!

  2. Congrats on the move to your own blog! And good luck in this new phase of your journey! :)

  3. This blog looks great on you! It's sounds as if you've come so far already and 10 dollars does by a lot. I may or may not have bought two meals and eaten them both myself on a number of occasions. You are in some marvelous company of support, enjoy :)

  4. Thank you, ladies! I'm so excited to get this blog rolling ... and reading all of yours!

    Rita - oh gosh, eating two meals used to be as common as breathing to me. Sometimes I still feel the urge! THanks for the ongoing support!

  5. I found my way over from a link on Skinny Emmie's site, and I wanted to tell you how great you are. I know that means a lot coming from a complete stranger, but I've read the posts you've made on this blog and will absolutely add you to my blogroll. You're inspiring even if you don't feel like it some times. You're fantastic even if you don't believe it on your "oh God I hate my life" days.

    Thanks for blogging. I started blogging about health/weight loss a few months ago, and it's a wee bit more daunting than I thought it would be. I had no idea there was such a sense of community in the weight-loss world--sometimes I feel like I'm doing it all by myself--and I appreciate what you're doing.


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