PriorFatGirl is a community of writers who share their healthiness journey with you, our friends. Currently, posts on the main page are written by Liz who is fighting through her healthiness journey (and winning!) You can read other priorfatgirl journeys by clicking on the “Other priorfatgirl’s” drop down from the top menu.

Through the ups and downs of life, the scale, and emotions, we share our stories as a form of therapy for us, and as a way to help remove stigmas associated with trying to live up to social expectations of being perfect. We will not ever promise to be perfect, but we will promise to share candidly our journeys of learning how to be healthy in an unhealthy world, sugar coating not included.



Welcome to anyone coming to visit from the Pioneer Press!  I am traveling home from a blogging conference today.  I worked out, I led a session in the importance of mental health.  I competed with some blog friends in an epic lip sync battle and we won!

I have had an amazing trip and have amazing stories and reflections to share.  In the meantime welcome to my little corner of the internet.  I’m glad you came to visit!

~ Liz, a priorfatgirl


#Fitbloggin Day

Blogging buddy and friend Mer and I are ready to head to Denver.  Our plane was delayed but we’ll get there in time still. 

I cannot wait!

 I cannot wait to see dear friends.

I cannot wait for a vacation. 

I cannot wait for the hugs and the knowledge that they think I’m awesome.

I cannot wait for the luxury of working out with friends. 

I cannot wait to dance and be silly and have a chance to be joyful.

I cannot wait to learn new things and new ideas.

I cannot wait to take this time for me.

#Fitbloggin15 here I come! 


Hi folks.  I disappeared after my “I’m Tired” post because I needed to unplug.  I took the weekend to spend time with family and friends and to focus on the amazing parts of my life.

Saturday I was able to run to the store, clean the bathroom and living room to a more desireable state (you could see the floor AND the floor was vaccuumed).  I also made a strawberry rhubarb pie.  (shown here after it was enjoyed by all parties).  It turned out quite well, and amazingly the pie shown here is still in my house uneaten a day later!

The reason I made the pie was because we headed over to E2’s Godfather’s house and dear family friend for an amazing dinner and board games.  We played Pandemic (won once, lost once).  We ate amazing grilled chicken, asparagus and mushrooms.  Had a little wine and a little cheese and a little pie.  We laughed and told stories.  I snuggled his new kitten Newt.

It is amazing what safe spaces and dear (adult) friends can do for a person’s state of mind.  Today I have been much more even and balanced.  Food continues to be a struggle if it is right in front of me, but I’ve stopped seeking it out for the sole purpose of eating myself into oblivion.

Today was Father’s Day of course and we celebrated with my husband and my FIL after church.  I made dinner (I even grilled!) and it was reasonably balanced for a celebration meal.  It was a nice time spent with family.  I am so grateful for my family – my kids who bring me such joy, my husband who is so supportive of my efforts to get healthy, and an extended family on both sides who love us so much.  We are really lucky.  I am really lucky.

Mr. Goat with E1 and E2 this morning.

Unlike a unplugged weekend I am headed into the MOST EXCITING WEEK EVER!  Thursday morning I head out for Fitbloggin’15 in Denver.  I am leading a discussion group.  I am walking in a fashion show (yup I am).  I am going to see friends who I see once a year who have my back entirely.  These are people who get it and get me and they so often hold me up in ways they don’t even know.

So I hope I’ll be posting a LOT of fun pictures and experiences from Fitbloggin’ this week.  I going there in a darker space than normal but I am also deep into the hard work of finding wellness.  These people, they help.  They are my tribe and I cannot wait.

Wow, it feels really nice to have an uplifting post for once.  It was a good weekend.  I look forward to a good week.  Go team Liz!