Health knowledge made personal
Height: 5’ 7”
I’m just a girl who wants to get healthy, find my happy weight, develop a great relationship with food, and love my body for what it is, and what it can do for me. This blog is about my quest to find balance between healthy eating, healthy exercising, healthy relationships, yummy food and my sanity.
I love a lot of things. My family, my husband, my friends, my dog, a good book, a nice glass of wine, pretty shoes, Sting, the movie Zoolander, baseball, and lots of yummy food.
There’s a few things I don’t like too. Clowns, feet, brussel sprouts (yes, I’ve tried), tripe, scotch, veal, loud gum smacking, and general rudeness.
I try to include everything I love in my life, and have to learn that moderation is key. I’ve always heard that, but never really quite got the full grasp of it. On January 1, 2009 I decided it was time to make a change (cliche, I know!). My clothes didn’t feel great on me, and I didn’t feel good about myself AT ALL.
I started tracking what I eat on Sparkpeople, and have since transitioned over the Daily Plate, and eventually just stopped counting calories altogether. I began to read a ton of healthy living blogs, and realize that I never want to go on a diet again! Other people may tell me that I don’t need to lose weight, but this is something I have chosen to do for myself, to make me be the best Morgan I can. In the beginning, I tracked what I ate, and made sure to stay in my calorie range. I slowly discovered that the more healthy and nutritious food I ate, the better I felt. I was able to stay fuller longer, and I was satisfied. I also stopped waking up with a constant stomachache, and just felt good. I became a person who works out in the morning, giving me time the rest of my day to do what I want. When that alarm goes off, it’s a choice I have to make, and I know choosing to hop out of bed and get moving will make my day a thousand times better. I’ve stopped eating processed foods (with a few rare exceptions), and eat healthy 90-95% of the time. I am not looking to be perfect, just healthy. It’s working, and I feel great, and that’s good enough for me.