Hi! I’m Wendy!
Thanks for visiting! I write about losing weight, life, family, fun, and getting healthy! The Weight is Over is a PR Friendly Blog, including my real life struggles with losing weight, getting healthy, helping my family get healthy, product reviews, and giveaways! In the past 15 years, I’ve quit smoking, beat cancer, (twice!) and now I’m working hard to lose weight- the biggest threat to my health now. My family and I live in the Litchfield Hills in Connecticut along with our 3 dogs and 3 cats- all rescues!
Dave and I have been married for over 16 years – we even went to high school together! See? And here we are today!
We have 2 children, Ally,14, and Aedan, 10.
In my free time, I love to read, cook, re-write recipes to be healthier, challenge myself at the gym, hike, and we spend a lot of time helping our local animal shelter.
Another thing…. I’m fat. Pretty much since I can remember, I’ve been carrying extra weight. Of course there have been plenty of times that I wished I were thinner, that I had a better body, that I was healthier, but I never made ME a priority. There were always things more important, things I had to get done so that I couldn’t concentrate on just me. But now….THE WEIGHT IS OVER! In less than a year, I lost over 10 sizes and nearly 50 pounds by eating clean, exercising more and committing myself to an 80/20 mindset- 80% staying ON PLAN, and 20% giving myself a little leeway. My commitment shows!
Why now? I wish I could say there was one shining moment that said, “OK, this is it! It’s your time, time to get serious!” But there wasn’t. There were a million ones…like the looks I get in restaurants, or hearing that one of my kids was teased because “his Mama is fat” or being told that I could have a recurrence of cancer I that I already beat 2 times because my weight is compromising my immune system, or that I want to make friends and feel like my weight is holding me back, to being the heaviest that I’ve ever been in my life to heck, even not being able to find clothes that make me feel good- both in them and about myself. There truly were lots of reasons that finally leaded up to me being ready to commit to myself. I realized that it had to be a commitment to ME, and not for anyone else. I’ve been slowly leading up to this moment since March, making small changes in our family and keeping track. I’ve been preparing myself for that moment that I was ready, really ready to take care of myself. And now, it’s time! And I decided to write about my journey form flab to fit!
Have a question? Just ask! My contact details are at the top of the page!