About Me

Hi! I'm Sarah. I'm 29 years old and live in Gainesville, Fla. I’m a University of Florida alum with a lovable dachshund named Oliver. I’m a natural redhead with a love of reading, writing and reality TV. I’m a pop culture guru and self-proclaimed cupcake connoisseur whose favorite color is glitter! Oh, and I'm a chooser of happiness.  On January 16, 2014, I started a journey to become a better and healthier me. I chose happy and put myself on a path toward fitness and nutritional righteousness. On that day, I weighed in at a hefty 291 lbs. Man, that’s hard to see in writing out there to the world. Since then, I've lost 80+ pounds and discovered a new life I'm in love with.

The #1 question I get asked is, "How did you do it?" Well, the short answer is hard work, sweat and a whole lot of self control. The long answer is outlined in the proceeding blog. I started this blog as an outlet because I always need to be doing something creative and writing is my passion. I also want to keep myself accountable and on track. The second question I'm frequently asked is, "What motivated you to change?" That is the longest answer of them all. Basically, it was the sum of a lot of little things all boiling down to wanting a better life. I wanted to be happy.

And I finally am!  While I've lost pounds, sizes and inches, I've gained so much more.  It’s worth noting I am not a medical doctor, certified fitness trainer nor do I have any credentials that make me an expert on anything. This blog is to simply give you, dear reader, inspiration, a laugh or something to read while procrastinating at work. You’ll have to keep checking back to get my full story and progress!

Thank you so much for visiting and following my journey! I promise to be honest, real and hopefully a little funny.

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