About Me

Hello, everyone! I’m Stacy and this is my blog. The purpose of this site is to document my journey to physical and emotional health. I’m hoping that it helps to keep me motivated and offer an outlet for my thoughts and feelings, and maybe along the way I can help keep a few others motivated too.

I live in Chicago. I adore my city! I’m 39 (ugh). I’m a librarian by trade, and a knitter, reader and runner when I’m not librarianing. I ran 7 races last year, mostly 5Ks. I completed my first Shamrock Shuffle and made a complete fool of myself. It was a blast.

I changed the name of my blog to reflect a more introspective tone, and to reflect my process of self-discovery.

This is me:

This is me and the cutie I’m married to:

His name is John. I am SMITTEN with him. Not so sure about his shirt. This is our ridiculously adorable puppy, Nemo:

No, we didn’t name him after the fish. He was really small then! He’s about 18 months old. Since my husband and I will not be having children, he’s our baby, one hundred percent!

I have always struggled with my weight. I was a figure skater when I was a child and I spent my formative years on a diet, not being able to eat all of the “bad” stuff my friends could eat. My mother insisted that I exercise and eat fruits and vegetables. Of course, she was right — but I ended up sneaking junk food and feeling guilty. I quit skating when I was a teenager and gained and lost weight throughout my adolescence. I never felt comfortable in my skin and was envious of my thinner classmates.

My struggles with my weight continue to this day. When I was at my heaviest, about 15 years ago, I was over 200 lbs. Sure, I’ve had “skinny years,” but it has never been easy for me. I’m an emotional eater. I don’t particularly like to exercise. I was at a comfortable weight, and what I would call thin for me, during the 3 years my now-husband and I were dating. Since our marriage, however, I’ve put on about 20 pounds. I’d like to take them off and keep them off, this time for good.

So, yeah. This is me and this is me trying to get healthy and not be fat. Thanks for reading!

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