I’m KMB, a thirty-something year old woman living and working in NYC. Like many health and weight-loss bloggers (and readers), I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. I’ve been up and down the scale so, so many times. I’ve tried all the fad diets, some with success, but always end up back where I started eventually. Throughout it all I’ve read tons of articles on weight loss, subscribed to the magazines, learned to cook healthy meals, followed a handful of bloggers, etc., and the one thing I can say with certainty is that everyone’s story is different, what works for one person may not work for the next, and the reasons behind the weight gain and the struggle are incredibly vast. For me, I believe it’s partly genetic, partly because of all the diets and losses and gains over the years, but mostly because of emotional eating. It sounds so cliched, I know, but I spent my life eating my feelings: sadness, loneliness, anxiety, insecurity, boredom, fear, the list could go on and on. Luckily I spent the last two years digging deep and excavating the real issues behind all of those feelings. It wasn’t pretty and there is still work to do, but I think I’m much more aware now of how I feel and am in much more control over how I respond to those feelings. In essence, I think I’m ready to let of this weight, literally and figuratively, for good this time.
So the plan is to use this blog as a way to honestly look at my progress and setbacks, to hold myself accountable, and to share this physical and emotional journey with others who might find some comfort, or resonance, or even some inspiration for themselves.