Hey! I’m Beth and I am the 32 year young DC-based blogger behind Beth’s Journey.
I currently live in Washington, DC, and though I originally grew up in Connecticut, I moved here in 2002 for college and have been here ever since, so somehow I’m getting close to having lived here as long as I did in CT! I live in a cozy one bedroom apartment in Dupont Circle with my boyfriend John and my dog, Stella, who I adopted in May 2014 and looks more like a stuffed animal than a real dog.
I am a huge fan of puns, live comedy and good grammar. I also love good (& sometimes bad) food, wine (malbec in the winter, vino verde or sauv blan in the summer, and rose all the time), new restaurants, and trying to guess people’s stories.
My original goal with creating this site was to have a place to share my weight loss and maintenance story with others. I started it in February 2010 after I had lost the majority of the weight and wanted to document a real life “after”. I actually struggled with the name of the blog being called, “Beth’s Journey” because I thought the journey was over for me. But, boy was I wrong. Ever since then, my weight has been up, down and all over the place. You can read my full weight loss story and see photos and look at my top posts for some highlights if you want to know more.
Since starting this blog 7 years ago, I’ve gone through lots of transitions and have recently decided to broaden the focus on my blog, so it’s more of a lifestyle blog than a weight loss one. This means it can be relevant even when I’m not focused on weight loss at the moment, though I still plan to touch on the topic on occasion. I’m currently on the brink of starting a new chapter in my professional journey, and plan to document the process of figuring this next step out, as well as other random stories that are worth sharing. Thanks for stopping by!