Deciding to get healthy is hard, scary, and can often cause you to feel very alone. This is even more true if the people in your life are not wanting to take the new healthy route along with you. But I am here to tell you that YOU CAN DO IT!! All you need is persistence. For me there wasn't a magical answer to it all. I did it the old fashioned way. This is not to knock anyone who has pursued other routes and been successful in them, but for me diet and exercise is what did the trick. It was sticking to my goal. I did it for myself. I had many people in my life who wanted me to lose the weight but until I decided I truly wanted to do it, it didn't matter. It seemed as though the more someone pushed me to lose the weight, the more I resisted. I did not have a big support system in losing the weight. I felt as if the people who were "for" me losing the weight were simply coming from a judgmental place. My vision for this blog is to help and encourage anyone who feels like nobody understands. I want to create a community where positive people can motivate each other to get healthy. I have created a Facebook page where you can share your stories, tips, or anything positive that you feel could help someone else. I have also set up an email account where you can email me with your questions, stories, or tips. Subscribe to this blog as well for more. Let's walk this journey together!