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Edgy Veggie

Durham, New Hampshire
I am Leah! I'm 20 years old and Massachusetts bred, but currently make my home in Durham, NH were I am studying nutrition and wellness at the University of New Hampshire. Contributing to my school's newspaper (The New Hampshire) as well as our own branch of the popular women's online magazine, Her... Full Bio
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Birthday: January 24
Height: 5’ 6”
Weight: 140 lbs.
 

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I am Leah! I'm 20 years old and Massachusetts bred, but currently make my home in Durham, NH were I am studying nutrition and wellness at the University of New Hampshire. Contributing to my school's newspaper (The New Hampshire) as well as our own branch of the popular women's online magazine, Her Campus and trying to keep up with my own personal blog are just a few of the ways I've been able to combine my two passions- health and writing! All this hard work is in hopes of achieving my dream job of becoming a writer for a health magazine! I began blogging in the summer of 2011 as a way to document my own personal experiences regarding health and wellness (previously using the blogger site) and have since picked it back up again after blogging about a wellness related topic became an assignment in one of my classes. As you might already know if you've even so little as taken a glance at this blog, I've chosen to focus it on something I feel has really taught me a lot about myself both physically and mentally-vegetarianism. I became a vegetarian after a weird combination of events reduced my meat consumption to a minuscule amount and was dared by a friend to accept the challenge of eliminating meat all together. Needless to say, challenge accepted and here I am today writing sharing my own personal successes and failures with you on my blog! You are what you eat. I truly believe that. Striving for a healthy lifestyle will allow you to experience things that once may not have been possible and it all begins with the fuel you put into your tank. When you feed your body with wholesome, unprocessed foods youâ??ll notice a difference in your energy, skin, self esteem, productivity, the list goes on and on. Even if you don't wish to follow a vegtarian diet completely, picking and choosing concepts, recipes or ideas from sources here and there can broaden your nutritional horizons and lead to a healthier relationship with food all together! You'll see me write about my own eating habits in addition to the ones I would like to adopt (no one is perfect and I certainly am far from it too) as well as share my recipe favorites and flops. When I'm not studying, cooking or jamming to the current playlist on my iPhone, I can be found hitting the pavement for a run, working up a sweat at the gym, spending time with my friends and family, curling up with one of my favorite mags, volunteering at our on-campus food bank, quoting every line from The Town or attempting to start a dance party anywhere I go!