Leanne Nalani

Hi, I’m Leanne.

Leanne Hair 021613

I started this blog as a way to hold myself accountable for my health and keep a journal of life in general. I love reading other people’s blogs and I love when people comment on mine. Their support is so valuable to me and I want to be equally supportive.

I have a history of weight gain and weight loss, starting with being obese as a young child – I have no childhood memories of not being obese. Over time I’ve played the losing and gaining game of the same 75 pounds 4 times. Now that I’m healthy once again, this cycle is finally going to end.

I’ve maintained a healthy weight for a while, but I’m still learning. I will always be learning.

072013 5 Year Anniversary

Happily married 5 years.

More about me:

  • I’m 31 years old and have been a teacher for 8 years. – High school special education in literacy.
  • I have a wonderful husband and a crazy little Pomeranian named Loki.
  • I am very close to my family –  My mom, dad, and older sister.
  • I love spending time at home and with friends and family.
  • I like to read, play video games, watch TV, do word/number puzzles, and occasionally knit.
  • I LOVE Zumba!
  • Some of my favorite stars are Beto (Zumba creator), Chris Powell (“Extreme Weight Loss”), and especially Jillian Michaels (’nuff said).

My Life in Photos (aka Yo-Yo Photos)

I finally got a chance to follow your blog, my phone kept messing up and wouldn’t let me. I love it! My boyfriend and I are looking to get a Pomeranian too at the end of the month!

Thank you! And good luck on your journey. We love our little pom, he’s a little crazy but also the sweetest little lapdog.

Sue says:

Hi Leanne!

My name is Sue, and found your blog today thru WordPress – it captured my interest! I’m from SlimKicker (a healthy living/fitness app), and was wondering if we can do a giveaway for your blog readers?

Our site basically turns people’s health/fitness goals into a level up game with challenges such as quitting soda for a week. We’re looking for new challenge ideas, so was thinking of holding a contest where your readers leave a comment on a health challenge idea, and we’ll pick our favorite challenge idea, use it on our site, and give the winner either a free digital health scale, slow cooker, or digital heart monitor.

Let me know if you’re interested by email: sue (at) slimkicker.com

PS. You can choose not to publish this comment since it’s not really a comment =)


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Hey there! Just nominated you for a blogger award. Congrats!

Lisa 🙂

P.S. – Please “like” my FB page. I feel much more confident asking you to do this now that I’ve nominated you for an award. I’m all about bribery.


leanne402 says:

Oh I hat Jillian Michaels. She makes me work far too hard 🙂 looking forward to following your journey!

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Great photo of you and hubby x

YAY!!! Love your new about me! Man I’m so far behind!

Fit Journey 50 says:

Hi! I have enjoyed reading your blog and nominated you for the Shine On Award!

bodhi104 says:

Can’t wait to start keeping up with your blog! Having support during weight loss is so important 🙂 I think you look great!

Thank you! I love having a supportive blogging community because we can keep each other motivated and cheer each other on. 🙂

Hi! I love reading your blog, so I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award: http://fatgirltoironman.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/liebster-award/

Hi I also nominated you for the Liebster Award, your blog is awesome!

Thank you! That means a lot to me. 🙂

april says:

I see you are a teacher also- do you find it easier or harder to stay on track during school year? going back throws me for a loop (all that stuff in the teacher’s room sheesh)

Great question. I really had to think about this one.

In a way summer is easier because I have all the time in the world, I get more sleep, and I’m more relaxed. The problem is the lack of routine and sometimes I secret eat which is way too easy to do when you’re home alone.

During the school year the routine tends to keep me on track, though. I eat a healthy breakfast and small snack as well as pack a healthy lunch. My old staff didn’t usually get spoiled too much with temptations which was helpful because, well, you know how it goes with stressful days. Now that I have a new job at a new school things could easily be more challenging. I may have some new learning experiences to deal with pretty soon! I’m leaving a high school with almost no parent involvement to an elementary school that has more than they bargained for.

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