About Weightless

Women have complicated relationships with their bodies.  I often find myself engaging in conversations about weight with intelligent, articulate women, and think to myself, "Someone should be writing this stuff down." And that's where the idea for this blog was born.

In terms of my own experience with my body, it's amazing to me how much of my time and effort goes into thinking about and doing things about my weight.  I imagine how great life would be if I was one of those leggy supermodels who could eat cheeseburgers all day and not gain a pound.  I remember one day a few years ago when I was feeling particularly low about my body image.  I was flipping through the channels and I saw the NASA astronauts floating through space on some science show and thought to myself, "Wouldn't life be so much easier if we were weightless?" 

For me, it has always been a struggle. I wasn't born with good genetics, and I'll never not have to work hard to stay in shape.  When I lost more than 100 pounds in 2007, it was a huge hurdle in the right direction, but it was really just the beginning of a long road for me. 

Throughout the years since my weight loss, I've talked to many different women about weight.  Some want tips, some want inspiration, and others desperately want to know my magic secret (um, sorry, there isn't one). Others want to tell me how everything I've done is wrong, despite the living proof they can see right in front of them. 

While I may disagree with certain women on strategies for diet and exercise, I think we can all agree that managing our weight is one of the most difficult and time-consuming things we do in life.  I think it's important for women to talk about our feelings and share our stories.  This blog is meant as a forum for all things weight-related, from dieting, to exercise, to all the emotional issues that go along for the ride.  The hope for the blog is that discussing these topics will bring women closer to a feeling of well-being, the feeling that weight shouldn't rule our lives as much as we let it.  And once we acknowledge and accept where we are, then we can move closer to the feeling that we are all, in fact, weightless.