I have a passion for fitness, food, family, friends, travel, and my faith. My faith is something that defines me, as you will see in this blog.
I went to college at Carson-Newman for 3 years before transferring to East Tennessee State University. I graduated with a BS-DH in dental hygiene, and now work at as a dental hygienist. Most people think this is gross, and I’m okay with that.
John David and I married in May of 2008, and I moved up with him to Kentucky. Now, I am working on my master’s degree at the University of Louisville.
Since my junior year of college, I have been a very health conscious eater. I always ate lots of fruits and vegetables and limited eating fast food. My first year at ETSU, I began the Hallelujah Diet and went completely vegan. I have always been lactose intolerant and never really liked meat, so this was an easy transition for me.
After the wedding, I started getting sick after I ate. Early 2010, things began to take a turn for the worse. I was extremely nauseous after eating anything. After a series of tests, I had to have my gallbladder removed. Since then, I have still had several issues.
This test completely changed my eating patterns. I have added salmon, eggwhites, and several other foods I have never heard of or considered! I am just beginning the program, so I’m taking all of you on this journey with me.
Join me on my journey toward health through nutrition, running, and exercise.