About

Hi, Im Katie and thanks for visiting! My blog is a little bit of everything…its my place to talk about living a healthy lifestyle which usually includes food, work, fun things and ramblings. I like to speak my mind and tell stories, so you will always find something different here! I try to focus my energy on keeping my mind and body balanced and as healthy as possible. I hope you stick around and enjoy!

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A little bit more about myself and why I believe in balance…

Lets start in college. When I was a sophomore I hit rock bottom. Its hard for people to realize that at such a young age, 19, you could already be so unhealthy…but it happened to me. I was heavy, not over weight, but weighed more than I should. I struggled with anxiety, could barely eat or sleep, and cried all the time. It all started after taking birth control…which is another story in itself.

Luckily, I had a family connection to a nutritionist who basically saved my life and I have been seeing him ever since. He taught me what my body wanted, and showed me the affects of what I was eating. My goals were to regulate my hormones with nutrition…weight loss was only a bonus.

At my heaviest.. with my cousin at a family wedding.
At my heaviest weight 175.. with my cousin at a family wedding.
My sister and I
My sister and I

I have lost 40 pounds since my college graduation three years ago, and weigh less than I did in high school. I don’t diet and I don’t frequent the gym, but I do love being active. I simply made lifestyle choices that changed the way I will look at food for the rest of my life. I eliminated wheat, sugar, and most dairy products. (I do know when to indulge and will have a taste of one of these terrible things every once in a while). Im working on becoming completely paleo, but Im having a hard time giving up potatoes and the occasional serving of brown rice. Ugh. I also love peanut butter. But it helps that a handful of my best friends follow this lifestyle as well, and that my dad has an enormous veggie garden all summer.

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At my healthy weight of 135 (Im in the middle)… At my best friends wedding in 2012.

I work at a garden center where I buy and sell plants in the sun all day. My job is very active (which is why I feel the need to skip the gym). I deal with customers, use my design and PR background and have a lot of fun. It’s possibly the best job in the world. I’m finding that I’m a gardener at heart (something I tried to repel my whole life..since my parents are horticulturalists) but I don’t have the garden yet. For now, I just share with my mom and dad.

I believe in balance. Balance of work, fun, family, friends, emotions and my body.
Not every day is a balance…but thats the beauty of it.

I started a blog so that I had a place to share my passion for food and life and everything in between. I like to post about my lifestyle and random things that get thrown my way. I hope you stick around and enjoy!

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Outer Banks 2012 – I finally feel like Im at a comfortable happy weight. A few little changes in food changed my weight forever.

6 thoughts on “About

    1. This month was actually my first… But it was awesome. I had so much fun shopping for my penpal and I was so excited to get mine! If you are curious about it you should give it a try.

    1. Hi Theresa! I like to read about my favorites too, which inspired me to share more about myself here. I hope I can help people who struggle like I did. Being laid back is easy, and I think thats what helped me change!

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