When she turned 6 years old her Father moved far away to a distant land called Alaska. Each year she looked forward to her summertime visits with him, the new forests to play in, and new friends to play with. Year after year she enjoyed the yearly change in scenery, as well as the variety of fruits that her Father provided. And each year when she returned home, she was joyfully greeted with Mashed Potatoes, Skillet Chicken and Pepsi. Yet, at the same time home looked less and less like an enchanted forest and more and more like a trailer park.
When she turned 12 years old, she went on her yearly journey to Alaska. But at the end of her trip she decided that she did not want to return to the dis-enchanted trailer park. She wanted to stay with her Father. He had become a pilot and would fly her through the sky and over the forests and mountain tops. Soaring even higher than the eagles. They ate fresh fruit for breakfast, and there was no Soda to speak of. This was her home now. She enrolled in school there, lost some of her waistline, and met even more new friends. One of whom she would eventually fall in love with.
Eventually the little girl blossomed into a young woman, and when she had finished her studies she decided to venture out on her own. She wanted to have her own castle and to be independent. It was bittersweet, as at the same time her prince had moved away to further his studies. On her limited budget she would buy Processed Chicken Patties, and Instant Mashed Potatoes, and Beer. She missed her Prince dreadfully and called him two to three times a day, working up quite a long distance bill. But the very same winter after their parting, her prince returned to visit, and asked for her hand in marriage!
And so the young woman became a Princess. Their wedding was small and her dress was plain for they were still very young. But their friendship had blossomed and their happiness was infectious. They played Video Games, went to movies and ate well. Long after they were wed there was still much partying and celebration. Sometimes too much.
The years rolled by, marked by birthdays, moves, anniversaries, and loss. One such loss sticks with her still. For after she turned 21, her Father was lost in a aviation accident. She grieves to this day. But life moved on, and so did everyone else around her. So she followed her Prince as they moved across the land, and celebrated more birthdays and more anniversaries, and more Pizza, more Chicken Wings, and more Beer.
One miraculous day, the Princess discovered that she was with child! It was happy day indeed, and a scary one as well. For now the Princess would learn what real responsibility was all about. She tried to prepare herself as much as possible for the birth of their child. Reading books about natural childbirth and breastfeeding, whilst feasting on Cheeseburgers and Ice Cream. However, a lot of her training went out the window, as the shaman made the decision to deliver the babe by cesarean section. But the Princess realized that it didn't matter, she was graced with a beautiful baby girl!
Once back at home the Princess nursed the baby girl and nursed and nursed. She had never done anything so hard and exhausting in her whole life. But she vowed to give her daughter a healthier childhood than her own had been. One that did not include Formula or Processed Baby food. And as she was preparing fresh vegetables to puree for the little girl, she realized the she could not continue to eat Pizza and Chinese Takeout and Copious Amounts of Candy Corn, while she served her daughter fresh and healthy foods.
And so her journey through the treacherous weight-loss wilderness began...