Tuesday, January 1, 2013


So I knew I wanted my next post to be about 2012 coming to an end (not the world just the year). I saw #2012taughtme trending on twitter so I thought about what this past year has taught me and here it goes...

 It has been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows, and everything in between. I am declaring 2012 the year I started growing up. So let's see how it all started shall we?

I was a college graduate, living at home, babysitting once or twice a week and eating my feelings because my life was in shambles. I thought the world was going to play out for me one day and I would live this fabulous life of the rich and famous. Clearly I needed to get over that and I did. I made the decision to start of a diet. As the world's biggest yo-yo dieter I was scared.. I did not want to fail at yet another diet. I wanted to truly do this and I did. (I have lost 60 pounds so far) After starting weight watchers I could see my life going in the direction I dreamed of.

In May, I moved to Nashville with one of my friends. It was hard to move away from my family but I had to start growing up. After a few weeks I landed a job. I was so lucky to fall into this position in a communications department of a huge corporation.  I am able to pay my own bills and rent. I never thought I could do this.

I had so many wonderful things going on and it felt almost too good to be true at times..

I still never felt like I was changing. I still saw this extremely overweight girl in the mirror. I had people tell me all the time how great I looked, they loved reading my blog, or how proud they were of my accomplishments. With a hundred wonderful things being said it felt like the few who liked calling me "big girl" or make fun of what I was doing could totally tear me down. I try to be such a strong person but it is hard to be criticized for something you work so hard on.

This year I am going to try and block all of those things out. This is for anyone who has been made fun of or anything. DO NOT let anyone or anything tear you down. Remember that you are working on becoming a better person and they just have making fun of others to get them through the day.

So 2012 has taught me that I am working on becoming the person I was meant to become. A little hard work and determination can go a long way. I know what is important to me and that is family and friends. I cannot wait to see what 2013 has in store for me. Hopefully more weightloss and success. Who knows maybe a boyfriend or something (haha)


  1. Kelly so proud of all you have accomplished. You are a beautiful girl! Breaks my heart to know anyone ever made fun or hurt you. I have been there and you are so much more. Given you are a giving a sensitive person even one person can hurt. Keep strong! Love you!

  2. I know its been a long and tough journey for you. Given our family history of weight and health problems, hopefully your journey of living healthier will prevent that! We are so proud of you!! I know its hard living away in Nashville and gosh knows I want you here with me. Just remember that when you are crying at night because someone has hurt your feelings, they are sleeping soundly and not giving it another thought. You should do the same and forget about it! I love you baby girl!