Years ago when I was blogging on MySpace, a friend had a blog called The Jack-Assery Report where she would talk about people she met who acted like a jackass. She is a great writer with a lot of humor so it was one of my favorite blogs! Sadly, her life got hectic, she focused on other things, and deleted her blog.
At that time, I had been widowed for about a year and a half and was struggling to pull my life together. Before my husband was killed, I had been easily losing weight, but after his death, I gained it all back and then some. There was little to nothing healthy about my life then. I did not know how to cook for just one person and it was easier to hit a drive-thru on my way to class. If I did not have class, I would invite my friend out to eat, just to distract myself and get out of the house. I skipped meals which meant I binged when I did eat. Since my husband died, I went from a perfect 8-hour sleeper to insomnia (something I still struggle with today). And as a full-time student working on a master’s degree in history, I spent most of my time either sitting at a computer or reading.
One day while sitting in line at Burger King, I wondered, “Am I slowly committing suicide by drive-thru?” I could not say no. In those 2 years, I went from being about 45 pounds overweight, doubling that to 90 pounds over. I found a personal trainer I liked and when he found out I blogged about my grief, he encouraged me to also write about my weight. Not wanting to combine the two blogs, I started a weight loss blog, asking my friend if I could use her idea The Jack-Assery Report, changing it to The Fat-Assery Report. She loved the idea and my weight loss blog was born!
I was not able to lose weight but I did stabilize my weight for about 5 years… until my dad got sick and passed away in 2013. Many more pounds later, I am beginning my weight loss journey and blog again. Hopefully others who are also struggling with weight loss, or have been successful, will find me and send encouragement! For my weight loss entries, check out my Fat-Assery Report!
Fat Ass to Bad Ass Y’all!