Healthy Weight Loss: My Story (and Tips!)

My drivers license (obtained at age 15 and a half) states my weight as 113 pounds.

Also, I looked like this.

With a 5’5″ frame, I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will never be that size again – and also that I never should be that size again. Actually, let’s just not go back to any of the qualities I possessed at the time of this photo. I mean, come on, I was wearing a puka shell necklace.

College was a tumultuous time. I frequently went up and down in weight…but mostly up. I graduated college weighing nearly 25 pounds more than my license said I did.

I moved home, jobless, with nothing to do. I started doing exercise videos or jogging in the morning, and watching Food Network all day until I cooked dinner. I learned about different foods, their benefits, and healthy ways to prepare them. I downloaded a calorie counting app to control my portions and snacking.

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New Start, New Blog

I did it, people…I’m finally moving out! Do you know what this means?!


I will be 10 minutes closer to work! I can decorate my own room! I can buy a bike! And most importantly, I will finally have a place to try out all the recipes I’ve been pinning!

With my move coming sometime this month, and a bit of spare time at work these days, I’ve decided it’s as good an excuse as any to start blogging again. I started this blog as a way to release my frustration at my job search. Continue reading