Hello There! I’m Katie and I am passionate about food, health, love, kindness, and overall well-being.
I enjoy cooking and eating healthy food and doing things that make me feel happy, loved, and beautiful on the inside and out.
I haven’t always felt this way though, there was a time in my life where I struggled with self-confidence, self-judgment, anxiety, depression, and a severe eating disorder.
I was so obsessed with my weight, looking thin, and being perfect that I developed bulimia, an emotional disorder involving distortion of body image and an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which bouts of extreme overeating are followed by depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
I tried everything to overcome my eating disorder:
Restricting what food I was allowed to eat, telling myself I can’t eat certain foods
low carb diets
I was a complete mess for ten years of my life. But then, I had a daughter and I realized that more than anything I wanted her to grow up to be happy and confident in herself and in order to be her teacher I needed to become happy and confident in myself and I needed to stop the vicious emotional eating cycle.
So I did it all. Self Help Books, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Meditation, Yoga, among other things, and along the way as I stumbled two steps forward and fell one step backward I learned tips and tricks that helped me confront my past, accept my present, and change my future.
Today, four kids later, I have a very healthy relationship with food, my body, and myself. I recognize that I have a CHOICE in what I eat, at every single meal. I recognize that it is not about the number of calories or the number on the scale but how I feel and that my body does not define me or who I am, my thoughts do! And I have learned to choose love and acceptance every day, in every moment.
This blog is to share what I have learned over the past 10 years and hopefully inspire others to choose health, love, and acceptance as well.