My Weight Loss: The Background Info

So I figured, for the first official My Beautiful Ideal blog post I would talk about my weight loss. I am hesitant to call this a journey…as to me, a journey sounds like something that should be fun, like a vacation. This past year hasn’t exactly been fun or a vacation, but it hasn’t really been that bad either.

First, let’s start off with a little bit of background. I have been a big girl forever. Plus size has been my middle name since I could remember. And luckily, I was surrounded by people who loved me no matter what I weighed. I felt pretty good about myself. I knew that I should lose weight, but I never really thought that I could do it. Every weight loss story I ever read made it sound like people overcame such a struggle, and honestly, I wasn’t looking to deal with a struggle. I liked food and I never thought I would be able to do it anyway. Why would I set myself up to fail?Read More »

My Beautiful Ideal

Hello everyone and welcome to My Beautiful Ideal!!

Who are you anyway?


My name is Jamie Boden and I hope this blog will provide you with lots of inspiration and ideas! I am 30 years old and live in Maryland. I am a nerd from way back with a science background and a love for writing and communicating with others. I am a huge fan of researching before doing and often find myself doing a Google search before attempting anything. I have always been appreciative of those that share online and I want to add my voice to the conversation.Read More »