Hi there, and thanks for visiting!

I’m a mom, a wife, a graphic designer, a (periodic) blogger, and I love to cook. I am learning to like to exercise. I wish that last “like” came more naturally.

I started writing about parenting on my first blog in October of 2011. While writing a post about what’s really in a Chicken McNuggets, I hit a wall with food. I realized needed to eat better. Period. I have to eat everyday, and I don’t always make good, healthy choices.

That’s when I got the idea to write this blog.

I want to be healthy, eat less processed food, exercise more and have more energy… and just feel better. Losing weight wouldn’t hurt, either. So that’s what I’m doing. Slowly.

They say that the only way to achieve sustainable weight loss is to make lifestyle changes. And those don’t come overnight. It’s taken me over two years to:

  1. Integrate regular exercise into my routine (and even then it’s not so regular)
  2. Eliminate most processed food from my diet
  3. Eliminate most sugar from my diet
  4. Eliminate all red meat and pork and most poultry from my diet

This is just my 2 cents… but when I look at my most popular post, I see people looking for a quick fix. Getting healthier isn’t about quick. While a detox like Kaeng Raeng may have its place as an occasional “pick me up” or “reminder to stay on track”, it’s not a “I need to lose 10-15 pounds in 3 days” kind of thing.

Diets don’t work. Change does.

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Contact: If you are so inclined you may email me at c h i c k e n n u g g e t s and e l m o at gmail dot com

(updated 9/4/13)

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    • It does take commitment… but if I look at it as something I need to do to be happier and live a better life, I’m more willing to do it, and it doesn’t seem like such a chore. Thanks for visiting and for following! I will swing by your blog too =)

  1. I came across your blog on Pinterest for the detox. I had to leave a comment here because I had a laugh when you said reverse anorexia. I have that too! I think I look pretty good and then I see pictures and I’m like whhhhhat? I really look like that!? haha

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