Who is Jamie, Light?

Hi, I'm Jamie! I'm a Kansan to the core, who loves writing, reading, creating, and connecting. I'm on the cusp of my 30's, and in the best shape of my life. Want to know how? Let's go back a little...

On June 8, 2009, I said "I do" to JD (aka, Mr. Light), the most wonderful man I've ever known. Three short weeks later, JD and I were on a plane headed to South Korea to start our lives together as English teachers abroad. We were in Korea living out our adventure until June 2012, and have recently returned to our beloved Kansas City.

Although I spent the last 3 years (2009-2012) teaching, I also spent the last year of that as a student of myself. On April 15, 2010, I made the decision to change my life. My motivation wasn't onset by any sort of "A ha" moment, but rather a yearning to be a better version of myself, for my husband and for my own sanity. Although he would tell you that I already was, it became my passion to believe that I was the woman of my husband's dreams.

Being a mere 5'3" and weighing in at and 223 pounds, I started my journey as a calorie counter. Through support from JD (he's jumped on the healthier living bandwagon, too, having lost nearly 60lbs so far, himself!), dedication to learning, my own neuroses, and complete devotion to myself, my program, and my God, I shed 90 pounds in just a little over one year! Currently maintaining at 133 lbs, I am living a healthier, more active, and ridiculously happier life. My purpose in creating this blog is to do what I love while hopefully helping others out there on a journey of their own. If you have any questions or comments about starting/continuing your journey, contact me at jamielightblog@gmail.com. I love hearing from you!


  1. Cute outfit! And I like your blog so far!

    1. Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying it, and welcome!:)