In 2009 I started on a journey to reclaim my health. Tipping the scale at almost 300 lbs, I had no clue where to begin. Additionally, I had list of health problems I needed to address.
Fortunately and unfortunately, there is so much health and wellness information out there. The challenge I came across was that I wasn’t sure how to know what was good information and what was bad. After years of trial and error, including extreme low calorie diets, eliminating entire food groups, over exercising, and much frustration, I found the solution to all of my problems.
Accepting that there is no one size fits all plan for health and wellness.
After losing over 120 lbs since 2009, and maintaining my weight loss and health, I learned that you have to be open to change and willing to learn.
So, this is just another health and wellness site?
Umm, not really. But kind of. Well, it’s complicated.
I originally start this site with the intention of creating healthy recipes and posting them, along with other posts on health related things. Basically a food blog +. However, over time I’ve realized I do not like creating recipes. Also, there are days I’m hella lazy and don’t like the pressure of making my food look “styled” (don’t get me wrong, I love a well styled plate of avocado toast). And finally, there are so many food bloggers out there that I love, why do the work when they’re already doing a fine job?
As it turns out, my true passion is finding and sharing information. Information is the key to empowerment. This site is a combination of my personal experience married with my academic background. Information is kind of my jam. As a librarian in the making, I love to share the research I come across. It’s also a way for me to do some heavy procrastinating.
- Currently surviving (barely) as a graduate student, while working in academia.
- I studied sociology and psychology, and currently pursuing an MS in Library and Information Science.
- Completed a yoga teacher training program (RYT 200) in 2013.
- I’m 92% introverted- although you would never know it if we met.
- A true Angeleno at heart, born and raised in Los Angeles.