It is said of me that I'm a One-Woman Straight Eye for the Every-Gal or Every-Guy who can help make you over into the new person your old person only dreams of. I walk the walk and walk the talk, an “Everywoman” who’s everyone’s motivational best friend –
I’m considered an expert in the field of weight loss the old fashioned way, having recently shed 130 pounds in 2-1/2 years through cutting white starch and sugar carbs from my diet combined with daily walking. I now average 45-50 miles per week and in five full years have logged over 16,000 miles, or more than halfway around the earth at the Equator.
After struggling with my weight for a lifetime, I still consider myself a recovering, chronically obese woman who is now enjoying life as a much healthier, happier, thinner, less encumbered, and more beautiful person. I feel it’s my duty to help all those who struggle with their weight the same way I did because of ignorance, because of medical and economic politics, and because they’re on the wrong diet, health and fitness plan. THIS is why our country has a rapidly increasing obesity epidemic – it ain’t all from trans-fats and sodas, believe me.
Please see my article “Media Malpractice: How the Media Keeps You Fat Fueling Our Country’s Obesity Epidemic” on my blog (www.lauradionjones.blogspot.com) or website (www.lauradionjones.com).
I’m also an expert in the fashion design (www.dionjonesltd.com), hair and beauty industries, having over 35 years experience with hundreds of personal appearance makeover success stories for women as well as men to my credit.
By drawing on fifty years of my own experience and intense, personal research in all these areas, I lead by example giving people courage and hope when and where there is none. I prove that positive change is possible and that the rewards are immediate by letting them know that they have choices, other options in diet, health and fitness, and then I make them want to Commit To Get Fit and find the secret to their own true and everlasting weight loss.
Helping others live an optimal life by raising their awareness of lifestyle choices and showing them how to finally take control of their weight, their fitness, their appearance, their self-esteem and their life gives me great pleasure.
One of my current favorite “pet” projects is my canine clothing design company, Snob Hounds, which was born out of necessity: I needed to keep my 2 Italian Greyhounds warm, dry, cool and comfy on our daily five-mile walks no matter what the weather conditions. “Think Nike meets Donna Karan, but for canines (with a Chanel twist)” and you’ll get the gist of Snob Hounds philosophy. We don’t do canine costumes; function first, then highly styled form. Seriously. www.snobhounds.com. Perhaps you’ve even seen us walking all over the city: North Michigan Avenue, Gold Coast and many other adjoining neighborhoods.
I’m a motivational and lifestyle advice writer and speaker, a Pro-Health Activist who also specializes in fashion, fitness, beauty, and related women's and men's issues on improved personal appearance and increased self-esteem, travel, human interest-human nature and canine articles and short stories.
Gee whiz, whatever it is that you want to know about that I know, I can certainly write about it or tell you. Just ask my friends. I shoot from the hip, but write from the heart.
I recently self-published my first book, Commit To Get Fit – The Secret to True and Everlasting Weight Loss, and would like to find a publisher so that I can expand it into a more comprehensive book with a companion workbook. I have all the materials ready to go – just need a publisher. . .
I’m also well versed in screenwriting (a completed script in rewrite), creative non-fiction (romantic dramedy in development) and short stories.