My name's Katie, and I run , a blog that's not just about weight loss - it's about being healthy, happy and fulfilled in every aspect of your life.
And I'm in a good position to know - I've lost over 120lbs in two years, re-learned how to walk (and run!) and, most importantly, found happiness - which I'm now hoping to share with everyone else!
Since starting Fat Girl, PhD, I've been absolutely overwhelmed by the support and identification I've had from everyone -- from my closest friends and family, to complete strangers on the other side of the world. While I started out blogging about my weight loss, it's really brought home to me the fact that, to get and stay healthy, you have to do some serious work both on the inside and out.
The psychological side of it -- from emotional eating, to issues of self-confidence and doubt -- is just as important as diet and exercise. It's also why I don't believe in quick fixes, because I know for certain that I'm a completely different person now, compared to when I weighed 290 pounds. It's also sparked a passion in me for creating great, nutritionally-balanced recipes and exercise plans, as well as motivational blogs, that anyone can use, and with Matt's help, I'm now working on exercise and meal plans to help others share in my success.
Because now, I'm happy. Really, genuinely happy. No matter what you weigh, that's something you deserve -- and no matter how hopeless it seems, or how cheesy it sounds, it really is possible to change your life.