Then and NowI started this blog to organize all of my recipes and fitness tips because friends kept asking for them!  My first few posts are recaps of some of my past recipes.  Hopefully they’ll become more uniform as I go along and I’ll try to add nutrition information too!

A Brief Synopsis:  Growing up I think I was always pretty overweight.  I would eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted and it definitely took a toll on my body.  Towards the end of high school, I finally began shedding pounds.  When I transitioned to the University of Minnesota, I quickly gained some of the weight back due to the lack of self-motivation and support.

Then, I found nutrition.

I lost the negative and began losing weight again.  I started working out more and eating better foods in smaller portions.  During the summer of 2013, I found bikini competitions.  These women became my role models.  I started investing more time and money into my health and it is really paying off.  I am now in the best shape of my life, but still feel I have a long way to go.   Sometimes I struggle because I still see the larger version of my self even when I am practically drowning in my old clothes.   I still find it surprising when friends ask me for advice because I do not feel like I have made any progress except when I see pictures of my old self.

As I continue my studies in nutrition, my beliefs have continuously been tested and generally strengthened.  In a university setting, many topics are presented from only one side, if you are not a believer of the instructor’s opinions, you’re wrong.  I like to challenge these opinions and have featured some examples of this here.  Science is ever-changing, but it presents concrete nutrition ideas.  This is the foundation for my nutrition beliefs. The End (for now).IMG_2356

A Food Love Story

I love food. I have always loved food. I love looking at pictures of food. I love cooking food. I love taking pictures of food. I love eating food. However, I am not so weak that I cannot resist my love of food. It has not always been this way, but it is now. I worked hard for many years to gain the strength to make better choices and in the process learned to love a fit body more than I love food. A key has been striving to be stronger than my excuses and as a result, I cannot accept anything less than the same from others.



*Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views or opinions of my employer or school.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Ive struggled all my life with my weight and I lost 30lbs last summer and let it go because I wasn’t motivated anymore and gained some back and it’s now summer again and I’m no where near where I plannde to be and I’ve been trying to get motivated again and this was great motivation to know I’m not the only one whose struggled most of my life with my weight.

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