A southerner by origin, I am, by the grace of whatever god you may or may not believe in, an eater. I am also a feeder. We feed people down south. Actually, I distinctly remember a friend and co-worker losing her grandmother and when asked by my boss why she was coming in to work that day replied, “Don’t worry, I made her cornbread!” As I said I am a feeder by nature. I grew up eating ridiculously delicious and always three course dinners prepared by my mother who, is acknowledged by all my friends and family, to be the best cook! She’s old school though. Taught by my grandmother who was probably taught by her German mother who was….well you get the point. Females in my family learn from the best just by watching and eating. I’ve spent countless hours of my life watching my grandma roll out and hand cut noodles for broth and growing up this way has molded me into someone who seriously enjoys food.
It must be noted that I grew up eating southern food. I’m not sure how my German and Irish ancestry translated into fried chicken, cornbread, black eyed peas and greens, but I believe it’s the combination of historically big eating societies that makes me the eater I am today. I also attribute this to the fact that in my house not eating your dinner was never an option. Dinner was what my mom cooked and you ate it. Period. No PBJs if you weren’t happy with your spinach! And I sincerely believe that my mother cooked some of the staankiest veggies on the planet just to drive home the point! Therefore, I literally eat everything.
In 2005 I moved to Boston. In 2009, I decided that being almost 30 pounds heavier than I currently am was no longer acceptable to me. Standing 5’1” and weighing in at 140 pounds, it was a matter of health concern. My wake up call came one night when I was laying on the couch and my chins were in my way! I knew that it was time to change my diet, the way I thought about food, and get myself into the gym! I started this blog as a way to keep myself accountable for eating healthy and whole food. But as I said, I love food and I think it should taste good! Your diet should not be a “diet”. I believe it should be something creative that you enjoy, look forward to, and can stick with. Just 6 months into writing the blog, I found that my body, mind, and views on food and health significantly changed.
After really thinking about the effect this has had on my life and how it has shaped me into the person I am; literally and figuratively, I decided it was time for me to share!
This is my blog. I hope not only to get you thinking about how health food fits into your life but also what you might eat next!!