I just wanted to start out this blog by giving a little background on myself.
The basics: My name is Valerie Dillon. Born & raised here in the good old Sunny San Diego. I am married to love of my life and we have two beautiful puppies together! My day job is less than exciting, but I have passion for makeup and fashion on the side, so life is okay.
I hope you’re ready, cause here comes the cliché’s!
I have been overweight my entire life and I have spent the entirety of my adulthood feeling insecure and struggling with my body image. I have dieted and lost a ton of weight, only to gain it all back and then some. I’ve finally decided that I am not going to spend my whole life feeling bad about myself.
I know so many people who put losing weight as a disclaimer for things they want to do in life. “Once I lose weight I am going to do _____.” I am going to ________ as soon as I lose 50 pounds.” These are both phrases I hear from friends and family. Not only do I hear them, But I heard them years ago, and I continue to hear them all of the time. I also hear the shame these people have when I see them again and nothing has changed.
When i hear this from the people I love, I always think “why is your weight stopping you from living your life?” And then I remember that I allowed my weight to rule my life too. Boy has this got to stop! We all really need to learn to love ourselves and stop living our lives around the number on the scale.
So, with that being said, that is why I have started this blog in addition to my Instagram page, @prettylittleplus . I feel that I have already helped many people with what i have posted, and I can only dream of helping and inspiring many more. Love you guys!