Hi there! My name is Bella and I am a 25 year old home cook living in the Philadelphia area with my fiance, B, and our two cats, Pete the Cat and Rory. I am a speech-language pathologist by trade and have no formal culinary training. I’m simply a food, photography, coffee, and health nut who loves sharing recipes and weight loss tips!
In October 2016, I committed to Weight Watchers meetings and fully committed to my journey to better health. More importantly I committed to myself. I wanted to celebrate this accomplishment with a gift to myself– this blog! Welcome and thank you for joining me! I hope to share yummy recipes, lifestyle posts, and give you all a peek into my journey towards balance.
When I first joined Weight Watchers, all I wanted was to lose weight. Little did I know a lot more would change than the number I see on the scale.
Over the past year, I’ve shifted my mindset about eating, dieting, and how I think about myself. Since starting this journey, I’ve learned to embrace the balance. I learned that restricting myself, skipping those happy hours with great friends, and missing out on memories, more often than not lead to later binges. Taking the pressure off myself to not be perfect 100% of the time made this a lifestyle and not a diet.
Sometimes I still get down on myself, that I’m not at my goal yet or that I’m not happy with a certain body part and I’m working on that. Before those thoughts consumed me. Now my self confidence is much higher and I really couldn’t be happier. I’ve lost 72 pounds and would like to lose 15-20 more before our wedding in June 2018.
In addition to being a Weight Watcher, I have done two rounds of the Whole 30, which is a 30 day reset and elimination diet- check out their website for more information. I’m currently doing my third round (#JanuaryWhole30) with my fiance. I’ve learned so much about my relationship with food, what foods don’t work with my body, and reading labels during my three rounds.