About Me

My name is Jenn.

I am married to thisman. 

We started dating in 2000 and got married in 2006.

In 2011 our world changed when we found out we were having a baby.

Henry was born in September.  That feeling, oh that feeling, of meeting your child for the first time is absolutely amazing.  There are seriously no words to describe it. But I tried.

I say seriously, a lot. 

I also use the words awesome, totally and so more than I should.

I am also very wordy, though in real life very quiet around new people.

I started writing this blog in 2005 because my friends were doing it.  I have done many things in my life….because my friends were doing it.

Wrestling kitties came about through suggestions from some friends who knew I loved wrestling and had two kitties.

Our two kitties are named Belle and Sebastian.  NO, they were not named after the band. (The one on the right is my sisters cat, Charlie.)

We got Sebastian first from the Humane Society when he was about 3 years old.   My husband named the cat after the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.  There is no doubt that Sebastian is HIS cat.  To the point that he even acts like my husband – laid back, likes to chill, and will get angry if you annoy him.

We got Belle a few years later in 2006.  She is my cat.  I named her Belle because I like the name Isabelle but know that T. will never let us name a daughter that.  Some say, though I disagree, that she is exactly like me.  A bit needy, loud, wants attention but only on her terms and is very skittish around people.  She also hates certain noises...um, ok that is me.  

I love this blog and the people I have met.  I have always been a bit of a loner, who doesn’t put herself out there.  This blog has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and socialize more with peers, and in the process I have really grown as a person.  And I have made a lot of dear friends through this blog, which is amazing to me.

The direction of my blog is always changing.  It has been mostly an outlet for humor, it has gone political, it has gone to personal growth, it has been all about pictures, I have even tried crafts and cooking, and then it was focused on being a mommy.  And then I stopped blogging.  Many people stopped blogging and took to other forms of social media like Facebook and twitter.  So the blog has been collecting dust, with a random post here and there to wake it up.

But now the blog is taking another direction....into my weight loss.  I had once started a weight loss blog called Weighty Issues.  But I loss momentum for the blog, just like with my weight loss.  It has been a constant battle my entire life.  In 1999 I lost 80 pounds.  But i believe there is more to weight loss than just losing the weight.  For someone who struggles with food and self-image, losing the weight alone isn't always enough if you do not address the deeper issues.  Well at 19/20 years old I was not equipped to address those issues in a positive and healthy way.  There were not blogs like this out there to help.  I felt alone.  Always one of my biggest issue, feeling alone....even if I am not.  So over the 15 years the weight came back, plus another 70 pounds.  

This year I have vowed to change because my body feels way older than I am, at the age of 35.  I have never went swimming with my 3 year old.  I have a hard time fitting in movie theater seats. I want to wear skinny jeans with cute boots! There is so much I want to do, so I am making a change.  But now I am sharing my progress and not going alone, like I have always done in the past.  I am seeking the encouragement and support from those closest to me.

I want to do this FOR ME and for this lovely family that means the world to me.

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