I thought I should take my first post to introduce myself. I’m Vanessa, I live in Brisbane, Australia. I would like to document my fitness and hopefully, weight loss.


I am blogging this first and foremost as a matter of public accountability.


But I would like to think that I will inspire even one other person to begin a healthier life along the way.


So, some details about me:

  • I’m married.
  • I have a dog.
  • I love my Wii Fit.
  • My husband was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about a year ago.
  • I have a degree in Anthropology.
  • Until recently, I had been working as a casual medical receptionist, when I got fired for not wanting that to be my career.
  • In recent years I’ve had very desk-based research jobs, which, when combined with my husband doing shift work & me trying to study a post grad degree part time, lead to my weight gain.
  • I’m working on starting my own business very soon.
  • I have family all around the world.
  • I am a dual citizen.


My point is, I don’t have much money, no special skills in fitness and a giant love of chocolate. But if I can lose weight and make more positive choices than negative ones, then so can anyone else.


I plan to record my weight, BMI, time spend exercising & where possible, calories burned, using my Wii Fit.


I exercise through a combination of Wii Fit, Gym machines & walking at night (when there is no sun to burn me).


I am currently on day 3 of my fitness journey, and I would like to make a positive habit of my life, no matter how busy I am.


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One Reply to “Introduction”

  1. […] My very first post was just me introducing myself to the no one who was reading, almost like a letter to a new pen pal. If you remember when pen pals were a thing. […]

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