Okay, so I have decided to come clean. Meaning, I am revealing my identity for those who don’t already know who I am. So, here goes:
My name is Celeste and I am almost 37 years old…my birthday is next month. I live in Alexandria, Minnesota and am a reporter for the local newspaper. I am married to a wonderful man and I have an awesome teenage son, as if you didn’t already know that. I guess I do talk about them in my blog.
I am the baby of my family…I have four older brothers and two older sisters. I love them all dearly. My parents are still alive and I love them just as much. I cherish them dearly. So, not much else to tell in that department.
So, why "Fat Girl?"
I go by Fat Girl, which is kind of like Batman, but better! The name is not meant to be derogatory. At a very low point in my life, I needed a username or password for something and at the time, that is how I felt, like a big…fat…girl. The name kind of stuck…and plus, it kind of reminds me of Batman and makes me think that I am a superhero! (Kind of!)
I am including pictures of myself, although they were kind of hard to find. I don’t really like to be photographed.
This is me at the 2008 3-Day, 60-Mile Breast Cancer Walk in the Twin Cities. Not sure what my weight was here, but I didn’t realize how fat I was until I saw the pictures.
This is in October of 2008 on my wedding day. My husband and I got married in a hot air balloon overlooking the vineyards of Napa Valley, California. I was standing next to our limo driver. Hate this picture. This was one month before I started Weight Watchers.
This was taken in June of 2009. At this point, I had lost nearly 30 pounds.
This was taken at the end of June. I am pictured with William Hung, a contestant from American Idol. He was the guest at a baseball game in Alexandria. Yes, he sang, "She Bangs!" I like this picture because for the first time, my arms look kind of skinny. Silly, I know.
My son and I at a wedding on August 8, 2009. I actually like this picture because it is the first one I can really tell I have lost weight. Plus, it’s a great picture of my son.
So, now you know who I am. If you have any questions about my new healthy eating journey, feel free to send me an e-mail at email@example.com. Or just post a comment here.
Take care and thanks for reading.