Love and Water- Tell us a little about your blog, “Size 8 Struggle.”
Sarah Strange- I’ve had a weight struggle pretty much my entire life, and I finally got serious and joined Weight Watchers. It had been two years since I had been on Weight Watchers and I had lost a little bit of motivation. I initially lost just a little under 40 pounds, but then I got a job at a steakhouse and was eating their bread everyday and it was something like 1000 calories, or something crazy, and so I gained back around 18 pounds. I realized it was all about being accountable. So I started a blog as a way to re-motivate myself and become accountable.
L&W- So what do you write about on the blog?
SS- I write about my struggle with my day-to-day, what’s going on in my life, my singing and my career. I post little videos of myself- it’s just a little slice of Sarah!
L&W- And has it been helpful as far as providing accountability?
SS- It has been very helpful. Knowing that I have to get online and say, “yes, I gained back this many pounds…” is pretty motivating. It’s been hard at times- I had a bully for a little while who was sending some very nasty emails. But I guess that’s the risk you take when you put yourself out there. I didn’t take it to heart, because this is my struggle and no one else’s. And I know that I am going to reach my goal.
L&W- And the goal is to become a size 8, right?
SS- Yes, it’s roughly around 145 pounds. It’s about 26 more pounds, and that’s nothing. If it takes me a year, it takes me a year. You know?
L&W- I like that you put a size instead of a number of pounds. Was that deliberate?
SS- Yes, actually, because I’m comfortable at a size 8. I don’t want to be very lean because I don’t think that’s attractive on my frame because I’m not a small person in general. So I don’t look healthy when I’m thinner than a size 8. I still want to be curvy- I’m a grown woman in my 30’s and I want to look like a grown woman in my 30’s. And it’s easier for me to say “size 8” than actual pounds because that’s not what it’s about. The goal is not to reach a number, it is to feel comfortable with who I am and how I feel.
L&W- I love that. Because it’s what excites you.
SS- Yeah! Definitely.
L&W- How many people follow your blog?
SS- I have, I believe 19 followers, but many more people who read it. Like some of my regulars at the pub, if I don’t post something one day they’ll be like, “you didn’t post!” It’s neat to know that people are out there supporting my journey and supporting my life. It’s nice to know. A good feeling to have the backing and support from people who I wouldn’t have thought would be interested.
L&W- A different perspective of you.
SS- Yes, that’s right. They get a glimpse of who I am, in my soul.
L&W- Do you like T-shirts?
SS- I love them.
L&W- Will you send us your favorite one?
SS- I will!
L&W- What do you think about the concept for Love and Water that “every drop counts?”
SS- I think it’s a fabulous concept. I love that people who aren’t necessarily fine artists, like myself, can submit a design and have a chance to share our interests with other fabulous artists. And we get to learn from better artists as well. And then a portion of the profits from the shirts go to charity. Even better. It’s great all around.
L&W- And finally, what everyone really needs to know is that you are a FABULOUS singer!!
SS- Oh, why thank you!
L&W- I don’t toss that around lightly- it’s the truth. So where can people hear you sing right now, this very second?
SS- Well they can go to my website, http://www.2divine.ca/ and watch the videos of myself and Katie Beetham, the other half of 2 Divine.
L&W- And they can see your amazing 2 Divine show in action.
SS- Yes, indeed!
L&W- Love and Water loves that you are part of this community.
SS- Well, I love Love and Water.
Follow Sarah’s blog here: http://size8struggle.blogspot.com/
And follow 2 Divine here: http://www.2divine.ca/
Drop her a line to tell her how gorgeous and fabulous she is!!
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