This site is about my journey of healing and the insights I have gained along the way.
I have lost more than 100 kg (250 lb) in weight though a healthy lifestyle. My struggle with obesity started in childhood. At twelve I was morbidly obese and addicted to food.
My book, Death by Chocolate Cake – My journey through obesity with love, tells the story of my journey to health. There have been many twists and turns along the way. As with all stories of this type, the road was not straight. I slowly changed the way I ate, learned to enjoy exercise, and worked through the mindset which had led me to this place.
From the outside the change in my appearance has been significant. But for me, the greatest change has been inside. Only those closest to me know how tough my inner journey has been. The transformation of my inner self has been the key to overcoming obesity, and love has been the key to this transformation.
I am a human on a journey of healing. It is my hope that as I share my insights you will find understanding and compassion for yourself.
In light of my inner transformation, I have gained qualifications as a health and lifestyle coach through the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy. My aim is to help others find their own journey to health.
My qualifications are a degree in Business, an MBA and Certification as a Functional Medicine Health Coach. In my professional life I have worked as an accountant and university tutor, and a volunteer crisis telephone counsellor.
Weekends are spent hiking scenic trails in the countryside with my adopted greyhound, Dreamy. I garden and catch up with friends and create delicious foods which compliment my new lifestyle.
I grew up in rural Australia on a farm, born into an abusive and traumatic family system. Food was my way of surviving this and obesity was the result.
During my childhood and youth, I was a target of bullying and mockery at school. Entering the workforce as an adult, I found myself a victim of discrimination. It’s no secret that virtually all of society sees obesity with judgement and condemnation. Prejudice is cruel.
My first experience of being loved was the catalyst for my journey of inner healing and overcoming obesity. It motivated me to understand the root causes of my obesity and to address them which ultimately led to my transformation and freedom.
I hope that my journey inspires you to find your own freedom.
In love, Jenny