Welcome and thanks for reading! I live in Vermont with my fiance and pets. About six years ago, I gained a lot of weight – about 55 pounds, to be honest. While attending school full time, working full time, and completing a twenty hour a week internship all at once, I just lost track of things, including myself and my health. At one point I weighed 185 pounds – far too much for my 5’1 height. Two years ago I lost twenty of the pounds for good, and have wavered between 155 and 165 since then. I’m now 27 years old and feel like it’s time to stop making excuses. I need to take charge of my health and have decided to pledge to lose thirty pounds before I turn 30 in August of 2014. I’ve started this blog to hold myself accountable and track my progress along the way!