Monica Shaw

I'm a freelance writer and web consultant who recently left London to live in a converted barn in the Wiltshire countryside.  I used to be overweight, but managed to lose 40 pounds (about a third of my body weight) over the last several years through diet and exercise.  Now that the weight is off, I'm figuring out how to keep it that way, without sacrificing my health or sanity.  As I'm learning, fitness isn't just about the weight.  It's also about being strong, able and most importantly, happy.  


My Blogs

How I Lost and Kept 40 lbs Off -- By Eating Green

I like to think my obsession with food is a healthy one. But sitting here, pondering the secrets of perfect sourdough and the merits of homemade ricotta cheese, I realise that the "healthy" part of my love affair with food came only after many years of trial, error, gains and losses. Some of that was body weight - I'm 40 lbs less than I was 10 years ago - but the rest has been learning how to live in way that makes me feel good about myself and comfortable in my own skin. ...more

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