My name is Kelly and I am a
fourteen fifteen sixteen year old high school student here in Los Angeles, CA. I am a vegetarian, foodographer, singer, teen chef extraordinaire. Wink wink.
Back story time! When I was young(er), I never felt comfortable in my skin. I was always made fun of for my weight, and was usually the social outcast of the group. So one day, I decided I was going to lose wight.
And I sure did. I lost 42 lbs. in three months going from 5’3” 159 lbs. to 5’4″ 117 lbs. But isn’t that fast?
Yup! It’s fast. Too fast. I completely deprived myself during my weight loss, counting every calorie, and doing what I could to work it off. It was a vicious cycle that unfortunately affects far too many young women.
So when I reached my goal weight, I stumbled upon the food blogosphere, I realized there were people out there with stories just like mine who now lived happily with food. WHAT???
It was a revelation.
So I started blogging immediately. At first, I started on Blogger and had one reader, maybe two. Maybe. (I love you Mom!)
I found my love of food during my deprivation, actually. I loved cooking, and once I got into my food blogger’s mentality, I began to cook wonderful healthy food and loving every minute of it.
Unfortunately during this time, my mother was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer. This would be traumatic for anyone, but being a two woman revolution, it was especially difficult on us as there was, well, only us. So, armed with my newfound love of healthy cooking to put food on the table, I became the caretaker. I was thirteen.
I am fifteen now and my mother, almost 30 radiation treatments, 5 rounds of chemotherapy, and 3 surgeries later, is still an incredibly youthful 29 who is in healing. I am so incredibly proud.
Now that I’ve been at this a while, I’ve found my niche in the kitchen. I really enjoy making scrumptious, healthy delites that are vegan, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, low calorie, low carb, and really, really fun to eat.
If you made it this far, bless you. I hope you stick around!
P.S. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiring stories! We all love hearing from you. Perhaps you would consider posting them in the forums so everyone can be inspired by you? Thank you!