The Sassy Pear started in 2007 when I realized I was leaving comments that were way too long on other people’s blogs. I had no idea that I had anything worthwhile to say, but all these years later, I’m still blogging – the old school kind of blogging and I have no intentions of stopping. 

This started as a weight loss blog, but like me, it has evolved in something a little more well-rounded. In the last few years I stopped dieting and got my sanity back – the restricting and bingeing cycle was making me crazy and I decided that I need to make a change for both my mental and physical health. I don’t put a label on the way I eat now…I just eat. Sometimes I eat huge salads and other times I eat Cheetos. My body craves nutritious foods and sometimes my soul craves total junk and I’ve learned both are completely okay. You gotta do your own soul-searching when it comes to how you want to nourish your body and mind.

I’m 47, married-with-kids, full-time employee, wanna-be writer who had her coming of age in the 80s.  Hobbies include reading, hand-lettering, long walks in the park, and laughing at my own jokes. I’m learning to exercise more for the benefits it brings to my brain and heart and less for what it can do for my physique. Oh, and I’m pear-shaped (hence the title of my blog). I’m pretty much an open book on this blog – I believe in being as honest about my struggles and successes as much as possible – but if there’s something you would like to know about me, feel free to email me at I love getting emails from readers, so please drop me a line if you wanna talk.