About Me / My Mission

Photo by Nika Photo

Photo by Nika Photo

I am Jennifer Dome, a 33-year-old woman living in Birmingham, Ala., miles from my Northeast-based family and some of my closest friends, but loving the Magic City, my BF and the friends I’ve made here in the South. I’ve lived in nine different states, plus London, and worked for some top-notch publications (Southern LivingWomen’s Wear Daily) as a writer and copy editor. Now I am the assistant editor at a bass fishing magazine.

I’ve struggled with my weight for as long as I remember, at one time tipping the scale at 289 pounds. At the end of 2009, weighing in at about 275, I started counting calories and exercising regularly, finally finding some success in this ongoing battle. After a scare from my doctor in early 2010, that success became even more important to my overall health. It’s still a challenge, and the scale definitely moves up and down instead of just down, but my confidence that I will reach my goal is solid.

My Mission

I want to use this blog as a source of motivation — for myself, for my readers — to find the strength to become stellar people, on the inside and the outside. Whether you’re trying to lose weight as I am, wanting to become more physically fit or learning to dress in a way that expresses your personality, I hope this can be a place for encouragement, support and the exchange of ideas. I believe that finding peace with your own body image — and by that I mean the full body: brain, heart, soul and the physical body that moves us through our world each day — is an important step in finding success in this life because if you can’t love yourself and move yourself forward, no one else will. It’s time to look at doing good things for ourselves as actually doing good for others in our lives. This blog will be a place where we can learn and explore how to live a stellar life — fashionably.

Follow me on Twitter: @bhamjen

Me at 230

Me at 275 in NYC

To learn more about me, read here and here.

20 Responses to About Me / My Mission

  1. C. says:

    hi! i’ll be following you from now on :) great blog!

  2. Katelyn says:

    yay, so glad i found you! your blog is more impressive than you let on at andrew and sarah louise’s wedding!

  3. laladylu says:

    You are beautiful! I congratulate you on being a fighter. Instead of sitting around sulking you are actively finding how to lead a more healthy lifestyle. :) good for you

  4. 2minicooks says:

    I am in the same weight loss way since I discovered my Cholesterol was 7.2! So I know the feeling, wish you good luck!

  5. Heather W says:

    Thanks for this blog, especially the weigh-in. I’m struggling to lose what started as 30 lbs, and has now become almost 40 lbs. I’m glad I’m not alone in the ups and downs.

  6. Kavi says:

    Congrats! You have been given the Inspiring Blog Award: http://kavi360.com/2012/12/14/inspiringblogaward/

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  8. JenniferLee says:

    Love your honesty. You’d like my blog, similar contrasts seeking a balance. :) Good job.

  9. W says:

    Hi ! I am so happy to have found your blog!I am also in BHM, also just started WW and was searching mama goldberg points and found you!! How funny it is because I also opened your page with Dirty girl pics and there is my sister running along with you :) I look forward to your updates!
    best of luck!

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  11. Kristin Bodt says:

    I have been loving your inspiring site! My name is Kristin and I am a fitness ambassador for iTRAIN. I will be following your updates and am happy to connect with you anytime about fitness and wellness. I hope you will check out the iTRAIN website at http://www.itrain.com and give me your thoughts. I think you will love what we are all about– fitness and motivation when and where our clients want it!

    Kind regards,
    Kristin Bodt
    kristin@itrain.com

    p.s. we just launched our free “Slim Down” app for iPhone available from iTunes! ;-)

  12. palepeacock says:

    Greetings, I have been enjoying your blog, so I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. Please see this page, http://dealingwiththedark.wordpress.com/2013/03/24/the-liebster-award/, for details and to accept the award. Good Work and Great Blog! Amy

  13. leighishee says:

    Love your blog. Just found it. Look forward to reading it more.

  14. Good for you! You are an inspiration, and everything you share is hitting the mark!

  15. Wow, good for you! I love your blog and your personal writing style. I look forward to reading more of your pieces. :)

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