Meet the Former Fat Girls: Amy

All About Amy…


I am a wife to my sweet husband, David, of almost 9 years. He chased me around for several years earlier. Poor David, I sure gave him a run for his money. Any other man would have said, ‘Forget it!’ Nope not him. I am so very glad he was patient, but that story is for another day; titled ‘How to make a man crazy and hook him at the same time’. I am also a mother to a little boy, Isaac, and a little girl, Allyse. I am so proud of them both. Isaac is almost 5 and he has autism. Don’t feel sad for him or me. I truly believe that he is exactly who God made him to be. We struggle with autism together, and we celebrate autism together too. You can’t have one without the other. He is the most caring, compassionate, and loving little boy with an intelligence level that will soon rival mine in the very near future—he’s so smart! Allyse is three, and well you can feel sorry for me about her. She is me made over with a little more attitude, independence, and free-spirit. I absolutely look forward to the woman she will become! She already thinks that she is the princess. She is. Even Isaac calls her princess, “Good Morning, Princess!” I absolutely love my Children to pieces, they are my greatest joy—and my deepest stress—but hey, what is the valley without the mountain?
I will be concentrating on several things in this blog. First is my weight loss journey. I am planning on having weight-loss surgery this summer sometime, the sleeve. So, I will be talking about that journey, the scale, the mind games we play within our own nogins, and incorporating healthy—no processed—food in our diet through recipes that I find or make.
Deciding to be healthy, to live a healthy lifestyle, and to actually be serious about it takes determination and (both Debbie and I agree) community. When you are as big as I am, losing weight is a daunting task, and learning to eat healthy and live a healthy lifestyle is equally as challenging. It’s hard to know where to start or where to go for the right information; and not only that if you are alone on this journey—its really hard to stay focused on what’s important and its hard to drown out your own negative self-talk.
That is where we come in! I hope to inspire you to continue in your journey to better health. You’re not alone! Join us! Feel Free to email us—tell us your own insight, recipes, or food facts. Community really does help you stay focused.

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