About me

Hello world πŸ™‚

My name is Shelley & I am a junior in college at University of Wisconsin. I came across the healthy eating/living/etc. blogging community randomly and became so interested in it! I was so impressed with all of the amazing recipes & foods. I loved reading other people’s advice and experiences. This led me to start a blog of my own. I wanted to wait until I was in a good enough place (i.e. on the road to being ed-free, see the “my story” tab) to write a blog that I would be proud of and that could truly represent who I am.

My interests include (but defffinnitelly are not limited to) shopping, movies, hanging out with friends, eating GOOD food & eating healthy foods,running, my sorority, music, gym floor hockey [sooo fun], doodling, blackberry brickbreaker (yes, I am addict) and much much more.

This blog started as an outlet for my recovery from my eating disorder as I made my way through my freshman year in college. It has been a bump road, but in the process I have learned so much about myself that I would love to write down in words. I have so much to share with the world, and I invite you to follow if you’d like!

The blogging community has inspired me to get back to being healthy and has shown me that I am not going through this alone. I want this blog to be a place to can show girls that being healthy, happy, and successful in college IS possible.. andΒ actuallyΒ can be pretty easy and fun πŸ™‚

If you have any questions, feel free to comment! I can’t wait to get more involved in the blogging community & I appreciate any support. You can also e-mail me at shell625@gmail.com

xoxoxoxooxox

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43 Responses to “About me”

  1. lora October 20, 2009 at 4:06 am #

    beautiful picture. thanks for reading girlie ! ill be following u too now!!! oh and p.s I am hosting a giveaway/ scavenger hunt…u should totz do it toO!

    xoxo
    Lo

  2. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    Congrats on the blog! Looking forward to reading more!

  3. brianna October 22, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    I’m putting you on my google reader asap my dear! We can all help support each other! I look forward to reading your posts girly!

  4. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) October 23, 2009 at 4:36 am #

    Hi Shelley!! Thanks for the comment! Wow, we DO have a lot in common πŸ™‚ If I can give you one piece of advice it would be to live up your college years and don’t let food/exercise worries get in the way of having fun and enjoying the next 3 1/2 years! Looking forward to getting to know you!

  5. Meg @ Be fit Be Full October 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm #

    Hi Shelley! Many thanks for the kind comment! Oh what I would give to be a freshman in college again πŸ™‚ Those were the days! That is so great that the blogging community has been such an inspiration to you. Welcome!

  6. Angie October 27, 2009 at 7:16 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Fresh and Fit October 30, 2009 at 2:03 pm #

    Hi, I went through a similar situation as you. I obsesed with exercise/food through out college, and like the commenters above, don’t do it! These years are to short! It has taken me about a year to get to where I am today, slowly adding new food and obsessing less about exercise. Finding that healthy balance is key! Stick with it and you’ll feel great!

  8. Allison October 30, 2009 at 3:43 pm #

    Hellooo Shelleyy! Thanks for the comment girl… love your little bloggie-self already! πŸ™‚ Cant wait to read more…

  9. solclare October 31, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    Your blog’s interesting! I’ll link ya on my blogroll alright? πŸ™‚

  10. finkleberry November 2, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    cute blog, i just came across it !:)

  11. Lizzy November 3, 2009 at 12:12 am #

    Hi dear! Thanks for commenting on my blog, and i’m so happy to have come to yours now too! I’ll for sure be reading! πŸ™‚

    http://saladdiva.wordpress.com

  12. april November 6, 2009 at 3:25 pm #

    Hi shelley! I’m a college freshman too.. I can’t wait to read more about you!

  13. Kris | iheartwellness.com November 8, 2009 at 11:50 am #

    Hi Shelley, I am so glad I found your blog! Your posts are great and I really enjoy reading them!

    I look forward to reading more from this cute blog of your πŸ™‚

    Happy Sunday Doll

  14. jenngirl November 8, 2009 at 2:21 pm #

    Hey! Thanks for your comment on my blog, just wanted to stop by and say congrats on starting college and regaining your health! The blogging community has a lot of motivation and inspiration to offer…we are here for you!

    Hope all is going well πŸ™‚

  15. Melissa November 9, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    I struggled with disordered eating and an obsession with being thin throughout college. It’s so nice to read that as you’re just beginning your college career, you’re working on recovering and being happy and healthy.

    College should be one of the best times of your life. I ruined mine by spending too much time exercising and obsessing. Keep being happy, HEALTHY, and successful!!!!

  16. Hillary November 11, 2009 at 8:22 pm #

    I am a new food blogger too – welcome!

    http://www.nutritionnut.wordpress.com

  17. Nelly November 17, 2009 at 7:33 am #

    Hey girl! The bands are for wicking sweat…but I wear them out all the time! I get so many comments and decided to sell them myself! They are in every color and keep my hair away from my face too! If you have any questions let me know….Also there is a giveaway on my blog today so tell anyone in the blog world ! haha…..

  18. elise November 18, 2009 at 11:24 am #

    hey shelley!! your commitment to getting healthy is so admirable and your honesty and openness make you even more lovely. cant wait to read on.

  19. Katie November 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm #

    I was a messss in college, and didn’t figure anything out until my senior year – so I REALLY admire you for starting your “healthy” journey early! Can’t wait to read more…

  20. glowingstrong November 26, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Hello
    I like your blog. Maybe you will visit mine and I can put you on my blogroll. Maybe you will enjoy it πŸ™‚

  21. Amy November 26, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    hey! ive read your blog and story and you’re so strong. I am also a freshmen in college, well suppose to be. I started a very restrictive diet that turned into anorexia last april and continued all summer. i attempted to go to college is august, i lasted about a month until my weight dropped so much that I was pulled out immidently. i have such faith that you can beat this at college. i wish i was strong enough to…college is the best time of your life, dont let ed get in the way. keep eating. xoxo

  22. rebecca lustig December 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm #

    I’m so proud of you. You are a rock star. And an inspiration.

  23. Karin December 18, 2009 at 5:42 am #

    I’ve been stumbling over so many great blogs lately and now yours too! I’ve struggled with disordered eating as well and the blogging community is such a wonderful place that helped me so much as well :).
    Can’t wait to continue reading!

  24. Michelle (Snacks and Field) December 31, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

    Wow I just read your story and I really hope that you are living a happy, and healthy lifestyle! I love reading blogs of other girls in college because we can definitely relate to each other! Can’t wait to keep reading!

  25. Danielle January 2, 2010 at 12:15 am #

    Hey girl- I just found your blog & I love it already! Your story is similar to so many girls in college, it’s nice to see you’re getting healthy πŸ™‚

  26. Brynne January 4, 2010 at 6:50 pm #

    Hey! I just found your blog and I think it’s great! All of your food (especially yogurt messes!) look so yummy. Good luck with your recovery!

  27. aletheiazoe February 8, 2010 at 8:11 pm #

    Hi Shelley, I just have to tell you that you’re the most inspirational college-girl-recovering-from-ED blogger I have ever read. And I think it’s because you WANT to get better. So good on you, girl. Seriously.

    πŸ™‚ xo aletheia

  28. Sally February 17, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Hello, your blog is awesome~ Mind if I add you on my blogroll?

  29. musingsofthegranolagirl February 24, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    Hi Shelley!

    I stumbled upon your blog and also have struggled with eating disorders in the past. I’m glad to see that you’re doing better with it and look forward to reading more πŸ™‚

  30. Hedda February 24, 2010 at 11:28 am #

    Hey,
    first of all : Your blog is such an inspiration. You seem like a really strong person, be proud of yourself.
    I saw that you had to use energy drinks during recovery, and was just wondering how long you had to use them and what your experience with them was?

    Hedda πŸ™‚

  31. Chelsea February 25, 2010 at 7:28 pm #

    Hi! I just came across your blog and am so glad that I did. I have been struggling with ED for 5 years now (since I was a freshman in college). I have been in recovery now for almost two years and my hardest thing is breaking those food rules. I just spent a session talking to my therapist about them so I am really trying to work on those. Any advice for breaking rules we set for ourself?

  32. It's A Great Day To Be Alive March 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    Just ran into your blog and it seems like we have a lot in common. I’ll be a regular to your site! Great work. – Erin

  33. healthyGLAM March 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi Shelley! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog πŸ™‚ I feel like our stories are quite similar. I am too recovering from disordered eating and it’s definitely challenging balancing that with friends, family, school, sorority, etc. But each day is a new milestone! So excited to read your blog, I’ve added you to my blogroll πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day!

  34. CourtandWhit March 22, 2010 at 5:45 pm #

    Hi Shelly,
    I really like your blog, because my sister and I can really relate. Just last summer were MEGA underweight, and it got out of hand with overexcercising, and cutting calories left and right. But now we have almost gained back all of of healthy weight, and have a better relationship with our bodies. Lets be bloggie friends, and keep in touch.
    XOXO Court and Whit

    http://eatngroove.wordpress.com

  35. Lindsay March 23, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    Great to have found your blog! What a great attitude and i can tell you have a true passion for health. Thanks for sharing your heart shelly!
    LC

  36. RahRigby March 28, 2010 at 3:35 pm #

    Love your blog, I plan to visit it frequently! I made a blog a few monthes ago and have just recently began posting more and finding other blogs to read. I also am working on recovering from disordered eating, which is the main reason I created a blog – for support, just as you said above.

    xoxo
    sarah

  37. Kelsey April 15, 2010 at 5:30 pm #

    thanx for the comment..hehe nope not a psych student. but a nutrition student! .. and a lot of experience with serotonin/neurotransmitters (im not a dork) lol

  38. Ivett June 21, 2010 at 4:45 am #

    Hi Shelly, I really like your blog, because my sister and I can really relate. Just last summer were MEGA underweight, and it got out of hand with overexcercising, and cutting calories left and right. But now we have almost gained back all of of healthy weight, and have a better relationship with our bodies. Lets be bloggie friends, and keep in touch.XOXO Court and Whit
    +1

  39. Culbert Ward July 10, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    Hi Shelly, I really like your blog, because my sister and I can really relate. Just last summer were MEGA underweight, and it got out of hand with overexcercising, and cutting calories left and right. But now we have almost gained back all of of healthy weight, and have a better relationship with our bodies. Lets be bloggie friends, and keep in touch.XOXO Court and Whit+1
    +1

  40. Carlos October 31, 2010 at 11:58 pm #

    Hey! nice description! heheh, hello! itΒ΄s weid the way I foun your blog but anyhow, it looks interesting. IΒ΄m carlos, I would like to hear more about you, I leave you my email, so if you want to add me to the messenger or something lik that πŸ˜‰ nice, take care!

  41. imaginenamaste July 27, 2011 at 4:49 pm #

    completely random…but i love the shoes you have in the header! i changed my normal “boring” running shoes to a pink pair from munzuno (like the ones above), never looked back! current ones have purple on them!

  42. trade in game value September 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm #

    All that is relevant is that Gears of war 3 starts in a week

  43. AG April 21, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    Hey, I just started my blog. it’s great to come across a blog with someone with the same interest and age! Let’s follow one and anothers blog. πŸ™‚

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