From the very moment that Kirstie and I got married, we got used to getting our butts kicked by life. Health problems, crushing medical debt while still in school, unable to buy groceries – let alone afford to have fun and be happy…
But wait…since when did being happy have a price tag? Or, as we learned, since when did we measure our happiness based on whether other people think we should be happy?
What if, we asked ourselves, happiness wasn’t related to our finances, our looks, or our weight? What if happiness…was just happiness?
From that point on, we set about living our lives as happily and fully as possible and helping others do the same.
The idea of this blog
Maybe it was our early married life that did it, but Kirstie and I have always been extremely sensitive to people whose needs aren’t being met. Our hardships have made us more aware of those who may lead lives that aren’t very comfortable, to no fault of their own. When we were in our early 20’s we realized through friends, family, and acquaintances, that there is a huge group of people in our society whose needs aren’t recognized by the majority of companies who produce lifestyle products, fashion, and furniture – the 30+% of American adults who are considered “overweight.”
Every time we start researching a product or information to help someone overweight outfit their house or get items they need to improve their comfort or well-being, we are met with the same propaganda, LOSE WEIGHT! HERE’S HOW TO DO IT! It is as if people are uncomfortable with other humans who are heavy and don’t want to make products for them, giving them “permission” to be fat. Well, since when did a person have to be skinny to live a comfortable and enjoyable life?
Whether or not a person is happy in their current skin, we are of the opinion that everyone deserves to have what they need to be comfortable and happy NOW. Not at some future date, after achieving a milestone. So we set out to build this site and community with one view: find and test the best products available for large and heavy people. Eventually, we hope to build the clout necessary to influence companies and brands to create more needed products – so please join us along the way!