Hello! My name is Leslie Speakman. First let me state for the record, I am not a medical doctor, I am not a licensed therapist, I am not a life coach (yet) and I am not an expert on anything. What I am is a woman that has been obese my entire life. I was the proverbial “chubby baby”, the child that “needed to lose her baby fat”, the fat teenager that did not date and tried every fad diet and now I am the “morbidly obese” woman.
I know what it feels like to hate your body. I know what it feels like to wake up in the morning and look in the mirror and feel so depressed. I know what it feels like to have people say hurtful things about you because of your weight. I have lived in this skin, this body, my entire life. I know what it feels like to hate yourself and want to punish yourself for not being what society thinks you should be. I know what it feels like to be lonely and depressed. I have been through it, I still struggle with it.
My goal with this blog is to form a community, a place where women can feel free to share their feelings and their thoughts about their weight and their struggles with dieting. My sincerest hope is that as a community we can support each other and be there for each other when times are rough and during times of happiness.