I am studying abroad in Italy this summer! Please consider donating towards my "Italian Adventure".

My name is Kelsey, I am 21 years old and this blog is dedicated to the promotion of positive body image and health! I love the way I am and I just want every person on this planet to be able to look in the mirror and LOVE what they see. Because we are all beautiful human beings no matter what our shape, size, race, or gender. I just want to inspire people to be good to their bodies and love themselves no matter what. Here I will document my journey towards inner peace and health!

Starting weight: 205lbs

Low weight: 165lbs

Current weight: 191lbs(2/17/14)

Current Goal Weight: 180lbs

Ultimate Goal Weight: HEALTHY

For more information about my weight loss journey, make sure to check out my "journey" page!

Ps. Let's do this together! Message me anytime if you are in need of some inspiration!

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April 17th
07:19

Dr.’s appointment today! (Scared but excited at the same time…)

So I have my first Dr.’s appointment for the first time in I THINK like, 2 years. I’ve been putting off going because I am a silly procrastinator. But its time.

The one thing I’m excited about is to talk to my doc about possible allergies that i have. She can refer me to an allergist and hopefully I can get to the bottom of my possible allergies!

I think I have oral allergy syndrome, making me allergic to tree fruits, tree nuts, and possibly soy. And who knows what else i could be allergic to? And I’m hoping maybe i can be given some advice that might help me finally FEEL better. I’ve had digestion issues for a long time and thankfully they have been pretty good lately, but its still a problem. 

Oy! Wish me luck!

Inspiration for today because I’ve been so down and out lately. :-)Hope everybody has a lovely day!

Inspiration for today because I’ve been so down and out lately. :-)

Hope everybody has a lovely day!

April 16th
22:26

Came home from work to homemade turkey meatballs with whole wheat spaghetti and veggie sauce. All made by my boyfriend who just worked TWELVE HOURS. I can’t even… no words…like…..um… how did i get so lucky? Like……………

lilbijou:

pocky-maid:

my dash seemed a bit down today, so have some baby giraffes

GENWAABIIGIGWEDJIG

Day=made.

Totally needed this right now.

So. Damn. Close.

iwillgetasixpack:

Active fitblr.

iwillgetasixpack:

Active fitblr.

22:16

a message from queenofhistory


You just summarised everything that I am feeling about university right now. I am drowning under the weight of it all. What I wouldn't give for a decent sleep! Hope it gets better for you, anyway :)

Oh goodness it is so wonderful to hear from you! (Although not so wonderful under our overwhelming circumstances).

But it is just nice to know that somebody is reading and understanding what I am going through. I haven’t been very active on my blog lately because of how much stuff I’m dealing with right now, and it feels as if nobody is listening at times.

And even though I know I’m not the only one feeling this way, sometimes its hard for me to believe it until someone like you comes to my rescue and says, “HEY! YOU’RE NOT ALONE”

Thank you for your kind words and i hope it gets better for you too! WE CAN DO IT! I JUST KNOW IT! :-)

13:27
Via
demlia:

There’s a place where love grows wild, where hearts can trust just like a child

demlia:

There’s a place where love grows wild, where hearts can trust just like a child

13:25
Via

Cortez the Killer

by Grace Potter/Joe Satriani/Steve Kimrock/Reed Mathis/Willy Waldman/Stephen Perkins

Grace grace grace.

13:25
Via
Beautiful sunflower tattoo.

Beautiful sunflower tattoo.

13:23
Via
So school is overwhelming the crap out of me. I’ve been pretty good all semester with dealing with stress, but all of a sudden its like a HUGE wave that came out of nowhere and has knocked me over. I’m procrastinating and hating on myself for it. I have a million projects to do and exams to study for, on top of work and preparing for Italy. I keep saying I am going to start learning Italian and then I don’t and get pissed at myself. All I want to do is crawl in a hole and never come out. I’m getting the urge to get really drunk (which scares me because because alcoholism runs prevalently in my family). I’m overwhelmed… so overwhelmed. So I am going to complain a little and look at depressing things. But then I am going to meditate and get inspired. I know I’ll pull through, but sometimes I can’t help but feel like I’m drowning….
How I feel:



I complain about school and can’t stand it sometimes but I am so damn lucky to be in school and have what i have and i feel guilty about ever complaining in the first place because of this.

I always feel like I need to cry for no reason.

I can’t hold all this weight for much longer.

I feel like I have no control. Life is dominating me.

I’m working on papers and projects and studying and I’m not even half way done sometimes and I feel like I am going mad and just want to run in circles and smash my head into things.

All I want to do is this. Sleep. Hug a pillow. Nothing at all. Anything but deal with life.

And then I apologize to my friends and family because I’ve been bitchy and mean lately because I am so overwhelmed.

But then I remember that sunflowers exist.

And then Chris says this to me. And I believe him. And everything is going to be okay.

So school is overwhelming the crap out of me. I’ve been pretty good all semester with dealing with stress, but all of a sudden its like a HUGE wave that came out of nowhere and has knocked me over. I’m procrastinating and hating on myself for it. I have a million projects to do and exams to study for, on top of work and preparing for Italy. I keep saying I am going to start learning Italian and then I don’t and get pissed at myself. All I want to do is crawl in a hole and never come out. I’m getting the urge to get really drunk (which scares me because because alcoholism runs prevalently in my family). I’m overwhelmed… so overwhelmed. So I am going to complain a little and look at depressing things. But then I am going to meditate and get inspired. I know I’ll pull through, but sometimes I can’t help but feel like I’m drowning….

How I feel:

I complain about school and can’t stand it sometimes but I am so damn lucky to be in school and have what i have and i feel guilty about ever complaining in the first place because of this.

I always feel like I need to cry for no reason.

I can’t hold all this weight for much longer.

I feel like I have no control. Life is dominating me.

I’m working on papers and projects and studying and I’m not even half way done sometimes and I feel like I am going mad and just want to run in circles and smash my head into things.

All I want to do is this. Sleep. Hug a pillow. Nothing at all. Anything but deal with life.

And then I apologize to my friends and family because I’ve been bitchy and mean lately because I am so overwhelmed.

But then I remember that sunflowers exist.

And then Chris says this to me. And I believe him. And everything is going to be okay.

13:01
Via
April 15th
12:39

Ughhhhh tummyyyyy :-(

I am paying the price after this weekend!

It was my birthday saturday and iv been celebrating since Friday. I ate a bunch of crap. A BUNCH of crap. birthday cake, alcohol, kraft mac n cheese. and now i am so sick to my stomach! all day in and out of the bathroom. WHYYYYYY.

But I got out of hand. And this is a wake up call. I’m going to remember this feeling every time I crave mac n cheese and am offered cake. :P

April 12th
01:30

HEY GUYS! You get to see the big debut video of my on the internet! You are the first to see it!

I had to do a video project for my Computer Applications in Dietetics class. It was due yesterday (11:59pm). A little late but I am finally done!

I did mine on eating healthy while on the go. Its super awkward, but bear with me its my first time making a video like this. I enjoyed making it though and hope to make more like it in the future!

Let me know what you think! <3 Oh and reblog if you can! Thanks!