(I have no idea what to say....so here it goes)
Name: Heather Griffith
Age: 35 years old
Children: 3 kids, ages 6-18
Married: Yes, and damn lucky to have held on to him this long
Where I Roam: Salt Lake City, UT
Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Roller Derby
Obsession: Healthy Living Blogs, Jason Isbell, Peanut Butter and Kale
Talents: Amazing Heel Clicker and Getting Hurt
Likes: Tattoos, Travel and Music
Dislikes: Winter and Watermelon
Favorite Booze Drink: Sailor Jerry
Roller Derby Name and Number: Chick S'Lay #11-11
Basic Description: At first glance, I come off as a tough, tattooed chick with a foul mouth. Once people get to know me, they see I am shy, always wanting to help others and really hard on myself. I am a former Fat Girl, and I am on a path of self-discovery that I hope to share.
I am unsure how to begin a blog based only on myself, but I need to do this for several reasons. The main one being so I can share my life and the many struggles I have gone through with weight loss and health. I feel I have 'wasted' nearly half my life living in a body that held me back from accomplishing the things I always wanted to. Over 2 years ago, when I really started to succeed at losing weight, I began to realize that it wasn't my body holding me back, it was my mind. Once I began to make the connection that as long as I filled my life with self-doubt and excuses, there would be no turning back from the position I had put myself in. I had to accept and take blame for the way I hid behind food as a way to cope with situations in my life that I had no control of. This has been a long journey, and it isn't over. I still battle demons, I wish I could say I didn't. I hope to find a healthy balance between body and mind. One thing I need to work on is liking myself, and not being so hard on myself. I deserve credit for the things I have accomplished, yet, I still haven't found a way to make friends with the 'fat girl' that I was. I am making progress, and I hope that by sharing my story, I can help anyone who has been in the same position I have been in their life, and see that it can be done, it is not impossible, or even too late to take back your life, and begin living it the way you want.