About Us

My Mission

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site!

I created skinny on a penny to help anyone who wants to get and stay healthy without spending a ton of money.  I understand firsthand how difficult it is to lose weight and how desperate you can be in the process.

According to market research, the weight loss market is expected to grow to become a $70 billion industry in 2018.  These retailers are preying on the increased obesity rate and people’s desperation to get skinny. I’m here to help people get healthy on a budget without all the gimmicks.

This site is intended to be a no intimidation resource for people who want to get and stay healthy.

My Journey

I have successfully been on my own personal weight loss journey for about 4 years now.  Before I started this journey, I tried many things to get the weight off with little to no success.  Because I wasn’t doing it right, I always gained the weight back, plus some.

On my wedding day I was at my heaviest. I had many health issues, and I was not happy with myself.  It wasn’t until several months later when I finally went to the doctor that she gave me a wake up call.  She told me the health issues I was having were directly related to my obesity and if I wanted to have children I would need to make some changes.  So I did!


My Goal

 I have since had my amazing son, who is 2 years old now.  As a busy working mom and wife who is just trying to keep it all together, I understand the struggles of everyday people and the reasons that it is so difficult to lose weight.  I’m still and always will be on this journey because I have realized it truly is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix.  I have not reached my goal weight yet, and don’t know when I will.  I fall off the wagon from time to time just like everyone else.  The important thing is that I never forget that my ultimate goal is to be healthy for myself and my family.

My Hope

Over the years I have relied on Google, Pinterest and countless other websites for ways to help me lose weight, get in shape, and stay motivated on a budget.  I want to share the information I find worthwhile to help others like me. My hope is to give people a place to find all of that valuable information in one place rather than trying to sift through information overloads.  I want to help you get healthy, be happy and feel comfortable in your own skin.  Feel free to browse through any information that you find helpful.  Please keep in mind though, that no one is the same.  Although you may find some really helpful tips here, there may be other things that do not work for you.  Getting healthy is all about finding what works for you, I’m just here to help you along the way.

Please feel free to contact me at danielle@skinnyonapenny.com.  I would love to hear from you!

2 Responses

  1. Kelli Isham says:

    Thank you so much !!! Hit home for me.

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