About Me

Doesn’t everyone love reading the About Me sections of these things??  I know I do.

Reading the About Me section of a new blog is like a peek inside the essence of someone…their whole reasoning for starting a blog in the first place!  I hope I live up to your expectations!  🙂

My name is Michelle.  I am 23 years old, I graduated college in 2009 with a double Bachelor’s in Psychology and English, and am now a full-time Master’s student, and hold down a full-time job.

I was born and raised in New York State (not NYC!), and currently attend grad school in NYS as well.  For privacy purposes, I’m going to leave it at that 😉

While I’ve never been overweight, I’ve got hips haha!  I’ve always been a little bit curvier than some, and while I wasn’t overweight exactly, I needed to hop on the healthy eating train ASAP!  It took me until my freshman year of college to realize this.  No, I didn’t gain the dreaded Freshman 15, or any other weight, but I did have a lightbulb moment where I realized that exercise should be a part of everyone’s lives…at least a little bit!

SO I began jogging along some trails on my college campus a few times a week.  Nothing major, and I didn’t really change my eating habits much (which weren’t AWFUL, but definitely needed some improvement).  But I felt a bit better about myself knowing that I was doing something healthy for my body.

Sophmore year arrived and this is when I really kicked it into gear.  I don’t recall the exact moment or reasoning behind it, but I began eating a LOT better, and exercising much more regularly.  I became conscious of food labels, the amount of calories I should be taking in daily, whole grains, fruits and veggies…the whole nine yards.  I continued running outdoors, and as it got colder I began working out on the elliptical machine and treadmill in my school gym a few times a week.  Over the summer (when at home) I joined a gym and continued the healthier lifestyle I had discovered at school.

Junior year was another success…somewhere along the line (I didn’t weigh myself often) I had lost 10 lbs!  While this wasn’t my goal, it sure was a motivator!  I bumped up my gym time to 4-5 days a week, about 30-45 mins. each time I went.  I continued healhty eating, and then I found food blogs!  My first blog I discovered was Cristin’s blog over at Self:  Eat Like Me.  I was HOOKED!  Through her blog, I found Kath’s blog then Jenna’s (Eat, Live, Run).  It was an eye-opening experience to find out that SO many other people out there had the same interests and goals as I did:  FOOD, of course, and staying fit and healthy!  I now read MANY blogs everyday (probably many of you reading this…I was a lurker haha) and love each and every one of them for their uniqueness!  No two are exactly alike, and they all offer something different to a reader like me.  I hope that my blog can offer something to all of you, whether it be an interesting fact, a fun recipe, or just  friendly person to talk to.

Currently, I am at a place where I am not quite comfortable with myself anymore.  I KNOW how and what to eat to maintain a healthy lifestyle, however sometimes I stray a bit from that, and therefore am not at my ideal weight, but hope to get there soon.

I cannot WAIT to keep exploring the world of blogging and making connections with all of you!  Thanks for taking the time to read this, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!! 🙂 balancemycake@gmail.com

See you around bloggies!

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15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. dailygoods
    Mar 01, 2009 @ 18:41:21

    yayy excited to read more!! 🙂

    Reply

  2. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:40:32

    Awesome blog! Do you mind if I add it to my blogroll? Thanks!

    Reply

  3. Michelle
    Mar 16, 2009 @ 11:49:48

    Sure go for it! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, your blog looks great too!!

    Reply

  4. Tina
    Mar 25, 2009 @ 12:55:20

    I enjoyed reading your story! You sound like a healthy and happy girl and I know exactly what you mean about wanting to and being healthy! Although my story isn’t the same as yours I can relate to a lot of what you are saying. I wish you all the luck and high five for doing such a good job! You’ll reach your goal before you know it!

    Reply

  5. Elizabeth
    Apr 08, 2009 @ 15:23:01

    Cute blog!
    I’m actually taking a class taught by Cristin right now-that’s funny that she was the start of your blogging! The blogosphere is so addictive!

    Reply

  6. Meredith
    Apr 09, 2009 @ 17:44:51

    I’m so glad you found my blog because now I have found yours!!!

    Reply

  7. angiesappetite
    Apr 09, 2009 @ 20:39:15

    Really enjoyed reading. I was also inspired by Cristin- I’m a Registered Dietitian too – and I’ve just gotten involved in the blogging world! Thanks for sharing and I’ll stay tuned!

    Reply

  8. Sara
    Apr 27, 2009 @ 19:28:45

    It was fun to read about you! I’m glad I found your blog today, can’t wait to read more!

    Reply

  9. Anais
    May 16, 2009 @ 16:26:48

    No worries, your “About me” section is great!! I can’t wait to read more of your blog once I’m done studying for the day 🙂 I also love reading Eat Like Me! 🙂 And thanks for the congratulations 😉

    Reply

  10. healthyfitmama
    May 20, 2009 @ 15:46:17

    Great blog! I’m going to add you to mt blogroll.

    Reply

  11. sara.jane
    Jun 02, 2009 @ 17:20:10

    Your blog is great and thank you for the blog mentions above—I’ll have to read into them 🙂

    Reply

  12. Becci
    Jul 30, 2009 @ 12:49:49

    Thanks for looking at my blog! I can’t wait to check yours out a little more!!

    Reply

  13. Jenna
    Aug 25, 2009 @ 15:08:29

    hey!
    i just came across your blog and i love reading it!
    i recently made my own and i would love it if you would check mine out!!
    jenna

    Reply

  14. JHunt
    Sep 16, 2009 @ 13:15:13

    Hey! Really like your blog! 🙂
    -Jessica
    http://howsweet.wordpress.com/

    Reply

  15. Chelsea
    Jan 11, 2010 @ 01:31:07

    I stumbled across your blog while i was googling “raspberry rush kombucha” after my boyfriend purchased it at the store.
    I have to say, i LOVE your blog. It’s definitely bookmarked on my mac now.

    Keep it up. I love it!!

    Chelsea
    Los Angeles, CA

    Reply

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