As someone who has struggled with her weight pretty much her whole life (although in retrospect, I was never very big during my childhood – just a little bit bigger than so many of my stick thin peers), it’s no surprise that I’ve also struggled with serious body image issues.  This blog is my way of wading through the journey of both losing weight AND learning to stop defining myself by whatever number is on the scale.  As I begin, I have well over 100 lbs to lose, so it’s going to be quite a long journey!

I love getting comments, as part of the reason I’m doing this is to reach others who struggle with the same issues, whether they have 10 lbs. to lose or 100.  So if one of my posts strikes you, please tell me about it.  And if you ever have questions for me or suggestions for things you’d like me to write about, please drop me a line!  You can reach me at thescarletf at gmail dot com.

Finally, the backdrop to this blog is that I’m a happily married 30-something mom to two living in the Denver metro area.  My husband is dieting along with me.  Fortunately, the kids are very healthy weights because I’ve worked very hard to offer them mostly healthy foods and keep them active so that they DON’T end up overweight.  I’ve always done my overeating when they’re not around. 🙂  So this change of lifestyle for my husband and me is not really a big deal for them.

I work as an online history instructor for the local community college system.  It’s a job I LOVE, and I feel so lucky to have found it.  Not only is it something I enjoy, it gives me ultimate schedule flexibility, which is great with a young family.

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