About Me

I know there are already a lot of helpful blogs out there about changing your life, losing weight, finding who you are supposed to be…so why should my blog be any different? Because I am another person who is saying “You Can Do It!” You are here because you want inspiration, because you want another friend to help you through the troubled waters, and I am going to do my best to guide you. I am no where near perfect. Heck, I am not even close to my goal, but I am making positive steps towards reaching that goal and every day it becomes a little bit closer. I have been in that boat that you are currently sinking in. I was depressed (and still sometimes am, but more to that some other day), morbidly (such a gross word but doesn’t it make you want to change?!) obese, and quite lost in what I still wanted to do with my life. Thanks to losing weight and changing my life, I have now decided to become a nutritionist and help others do the same. I have slowly jumped from a sinking ship to at least a row boat. That cruise ship is still out on the horizon, but I know it is attainable!

So I am going to start now with the basics. My name is Cassy, and I live in the beautiful state of Maine. I am 22 years old and as of December 2011, my weight was at the highest I have ever seen it on a scale (-deep breath-): 267. I have not told ANYONE that number before now. It’s a very scary thing. It was a very terrible place to be. I was lazy. I was tired ALL THE TIME. I did not want to go out. I did not want to hang out. I wanted to watch T.V. and eat Chinese food all day. It was years and years of depression, lack of coping mechanisms, and a huge love for anything sweet that allowed me to balloon up to that horrible terrible number. The last 2 years have been extremely hard with learning of my dad’s brain cancer and then him passing away a year later, traveling to see him as much as I could, dealing with a bi-polar mom… Food at that time seemed my only comfort. When my dad passed away in October of 2011, though, I knew I needed to make a change. There was so much he was unable to accomplishment in his lifetime, and already I was putting restrictions on the things I could accomplish due to my weight. No more. In December, I was determined to make a change.

This is me at what had to be close to my highest weight. I wasn’t keeping track at this point. This was one of the happiest days of my life, getting proposed by the wonderful in the back. But when I saw the pictures? I was a little depressed. Needless to say there are not many before pictures because I was very ashamed at how I had let myself go so much, but this is now changing as I gain more confidence and lose more weight.

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This is me, now. As of December 2012, I weigh 80 pounds lighter than I did back in December 2011.

It takes hard work and determination to lose weight and change your life, but it is also an adventure full of new memories and new experiences. So trust me, it’s worth it! And together we can reach our goals.

37 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hey Cassy,

    Just want to let you know I just featured you and your blog in my latest post on healthdemystified.com, โ€œRISING STARS IN THE HEALTH AND FITNESS BLOGOSPHERE: 9 health and fitness bloggers who will entertain, inform, and inspire the world in 2012โ€

    Hereโ€™s the link: http://healthdemystified.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/rising-stars-in-the-health-and-fitness-blogosphere-9/

    Congratulations on the nomination, and I look forward to seeing what you have to say in your upcoming posts,

    Eric

  2. Hey Cassy, I just read your story, and I find you very inspiring. I would like to get to know you a little better, and if you are interested, I would like to offer to you my: life, health, and wealth coaching for free, and in exchange I would like you to share all that you have learned by helping someone you think could benefit. Please email me at cyndeehule@gmail.com for more info. I would be SUPER excited to work with you and help you on this journey! This will be a great opportunity for both of us! This is going to be tons of Fun, Sweat, and Self-love!!!

    • Hey there! Sorry for the last response… I could have sworn I replied… but then it was in my comment feed… and then I hit a button and I don’t know where it went. lol I wouldn’t mind talking things over with you, but I don’t need too much coaching. :p But if you are looking for a starting point to help you, I definitely wouldn’t mind batting around some ideas!

  3. You are a lovely blogger! I am not heavy myself, but I am passionate about igniting others to make the changes toward that goal. I love, love, love the people I work with. They inspire me, because even those of us who do not have weight problems share the same human-ness, which always has its challenges in some area of life. I wish you the best with your blog and with your personal goals.

    • Thank you so much! =D I definitely hope to be inspirational because it isn’t just about the weight but actually changing your life… forever (hopefully! definitely do not want to go through this again! haha).

    • Thanks!! Good luck on your journey! Jeans are such sneaky creatures… but it feels awesome when you know you can fit into them and be comfortable!

  4. Hello, awesomeness right there! Who? YOU! I know we haven’t known each other for a super long time, but I have seen so much positive change going on for you and your hubby! Congrats, and keep it up! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Thanks so much, Jill!! It has been an amazing journey and I am so thankful that Kevin went on this journey with me. It really helped a lot to stay motivated. =D

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  8. Hey! You received a ping back the other day on your About Me page! Yeah, that wasn’t spam. I just nominated 45 bloggers for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Why 45? Well, I made up for the last three out of six. So, youโ€™re one of them! Congratulations! You can find the post here: http://wp.me/p2TeFs-KP ! Take care.

    • Thanks! Sorry I haven’t gotten around to things much! I will โค Just been super busy with school and what not! But I super appreciate it!! YAY! You rock. And go you for nominating so many people. :p

      • Oh, not a problem! Take your time! You should always relax. Shit, I’ve been relaxing while this blizzard comes through New England. I realized I’m only posting every other day. I did almost every day in January, and that was rough on my brain. I felt like I was in school again! haha Oh, well you know … multiple awards, multiple nominations… ugly cycle of inspiration. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • I wish the blizzard was relaxing! not so much fun when your heat goes out and everything. o.o Darn storm. Darn shoveling. haha And being back in school… it’s a lot. haha

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