Saturday, March 19, 2011


Hi everyone. Karlie here. First of all I am thrilled to be blogging with Shannon. I have looked up to Shannon for a long time and will always treasure our friendship. I think there is power in friendship especially when you strengthen each other. Thanks Shan!

A little bit about myself. I am a simple person, a girly girl at heart. I love being out side. I am passionate about plants and flowers. My true love is gardening, and I run my own Floral business. I have been married to my husband Mike for five years and have two beautiful children Jeffrey and Katie.

I have always struggled with my weight as Shannon said. Since I was little I was the chubby one. Even at my skinniest (a size 12) and in my early 20's I was the "fat girl" (What I would give to be a size 12 again). So many sob stories in my life about being called FAT. And sadly I remember them all. I am generally a happy person. High School was probably one of my saddest times, and probably mostly because I kept it all inside. I grew out of that and with a lot of work became a happy healthy teen out of high school and in the "dating scene" what an awesome time in my life! I plan to be there again. And this time I'm not just sitting here thinking about it!!! I'm actually doing something about it! Join with me!

I will post every Saturday and maybe a little more. All about what we all go through with weight, and my journey to getting fit and back in my skinny jeans.

Thanks for reading~ Karlie

Throwing it out there! Me on the left March 2005 vs. Me on the right March 2011 Bring it on!!!!


Life With the Crazies said...

I'm on the journey too! Looking forward to being encouraged and encouraging you each weekend :)

Shan said...

Kar! I just love you! I am so excited to start this journey with you! We're gonna rock our skinny jeans!

Katie said...

I love Shannon and I'm so glad to have another blogger to read. Shannon might not know it, but she's a huge part of my support system in my journey to losing weight! (Down 13 lbs so far.) I'm excited to add another to my support system.

Karlie, we very briefly met once or twice at a get-together of Shan's, but I remember you very clearly. I was struck by your confidence and remember thinking, "When I grow up I want to be like her!"

Here's to being healthy!

The Author said...

Oh, Karlie, it has been so long since I've seen you! It breaks my heart that people were so mean to you. High school was awful for me too. One of the most painful times of my life. I am encouraged that you have found such peace and happiness from it all. I'm still dealing with it. Good luck! Can't wait to "get to know you" again.