I’m just me 🙂
My name is Jenelle and I’m a forty something year old wife and mom…now a grandma too. We live on a small soon-to-be farm in the Pacific Northwest. I’m originally from Southern California and am still trying to adjust to Oregon winters – blah!
So who am I? I am a follower of Christ but I don’t go to church. I would like to think that Christ is evident in my daily actions. I try hard to be loving and respectful and to not judge others, (sometimes I fail on both counts).I may not always personally agree with your lifestyle choices but decided long ago that unless those choices can hurt me or mine they aren’t my problem and deserve little of my energy.
In many ways I’m just like you! I have good and bad days. I cry and I laugh. I work full time and have a family. I struggle for balance between both of those worlds AND trying to find out where “me” time plays into it. I’ve learned that there is no “me” time unless I make it.
I have struggled with my weight and body dismorphia since I was a teen. Now I won’t sit here and say I’ve ever had a TON of weight to lose, at my worst I’ve been 30 pounds overweight. But I struggle non-the-less. I’ve lost and gained the same 10 pounds more times that I can count. I’ve tried every diet imaginable. I lose it and rejoice, gain it and weep. I feel awesome for a time then feel like crap all over again when I gain that 10 pounds that has now turned into 15 (WTF!!). I’ve tried gimmicks and pills and creams and all sorts of natural remedies.
What have I discovered? There is no magic pill, no “natural” remedy, there is no gimmick or diet that works…for long. It takes good old fashioned hard work and commitment. It requires finding a food plan that works for life…not for the moment.
So who am I? I’m just like you!