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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June 8th
15:46
Little sneak peek from Cinque Terre! More to come later!

Little sneak peek from Cinque Terre! More to come later!

09:23
June 7th
14:43
Fancy Italian dinner at the hotel in Genova! Off to Cinque Terre tomorrow!

Fancy Italian dinner at the hotel in Genova! Off to Cinque Terre tomorrow!

14:35
In Paradise!

In Paradise!

06:39
Just having a seaside lunch on the Italian Riviera. No biggie….

Just having a seaside lunch on the Italian Riviera. No biggie….

June 5th
19:05

Can’t stop eating Nutella….

Damn you Italians for having jars upon jars upon jars in all different shapes and sizes of Nutella! LKJDpofigjapodijsgp;klajelgjk!

12:11
Made spinach and ricotta gnocchi with a sage butter sauce in pairing food and wine! Sooooo good!

Made spinach and ricotta gnocchi with a sage butter sauce in pairing food and wine! Sooooo good!

June 4th
19:20

What my night consisted of: 

Daniella, Audrey Hepburn, and "poor man’s food".

Yesterday in my class “Pairing Food and Wine in Italian Food Culture”, we learned about “cucina povera” or “poor cuisine”, also referred to as “cibo povera” or “poor food”. After the world wars there was a lot of poverty in Italy, so the Italians were forced to turn to simple and cheap ingredients to feed their families. BUT THEIR BRILLIANT COOKING SKILLS made the best of what they had, and learned to make dishes FLAVORFUL with very little ingredients.

The dish my professor made in class consisted of seven simple ingredients: pasta, olive oil, yellow onion, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, red pepper flake. THAT’S IT. I was astonished at how delicious it was! Because cheese is expensive, the breadcrumbs help thicken the sauce and create a creamy texture, and we learned to use the starchy pasta water in the sauce to help thicken it and also impart flavor. 

Tonight i tried to recreate it with my dear friend Daniella! I just used fresh bread because I didn’t have breadcrumbs, and also added a little mozzarella cheese at the end because…. MOZZARELLA CHEESE!? SI?

It was so good! We finished off the night with some glasses of white wine and we watched one of my favorite movie’s of all time: Roman Holiday— starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. This movie was actually one of my biggest inspirations for coming to Italy. :-)

I am just loving la vita Firenze (the Florence life!)

Can’t wait to learn more recipes and cooking techniques, and to learn more about photography so I can take some really good quality photos of my food— and the rest of Italy! 

Ciao! <3 <3

June 3rd
18:38

a message from m3laniel0uise


You will love Italy! I stayed there 6 weeks. Greatest thing ever - the food is all so fresh and no added crap I lost weight even while Having carbs 24/7! Indulge!

AHHH I KNOW THE FOOD I CAN’T EVEN DESCRIBE!

I’m hoping I’ll lose weight! But if I don’t, who cares!? I’M IN ITALY!

<3<3

GRAZE!

18:38

VIVA FIRENZE!

HERE IS MY ITALY BLOG GUYZ! I AM GOING TO WORK ON IT A LOT MORE SOON AND MAKE SOME POSTS ABOUT MY LAST WEEK HERE, AND TRY TO STAY ACTIVE FROM THEN ON! I’m using the same theme as this blog because I don’t have the time or energy to put much thought into one. LOL

Hope you enjoy! PLEASE FOLLOW AND REBLOG! I’d love as many people to come to Italy with me as i can! :D

XOXO

CIAO!

GRAZIE!

<3

17:20

GOING TO MAKE A BLOG FOR JUST ITALY!

I am just too too TOO busy to stay updated with blogging on here. BUT I promised my family and friends I’d start a blog so that everyone can follow my journey! It will force me to blog because I don’t want to let any of them down!

Its not that I don’t want to blog. I am just so busy and tired at the end of the day all I wanna do is sleep (WHICH IS A GOOD THING, NO?) — Don’t I sound Italian already!

I’ll be sure to post a link for my new Italian blog! I’d love for anyone and everyone to follow! :D 

Now i just need to think of a name… Hmmmm! We’ll see!

Ciao!

13:18
@danielladyevoich and I made our first Italian lunch together! Romaine lettuce with cucumbers, carrots, fresh mozzarella, and sautéed chicken. Drizzled with a simple homemade olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Deliziosissima!

@danielladyevoich and I made our first Italian lunch together! Romaine lettuce with cucumbers, carrots, fresh mozzarella, and sautéed chicken. Drizzled with a simple homemade olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Deliziosissima!

13:17
The gentleman at Eduardos Gelato made this cone right in front of me! Still warm. Ughhhhh so good. New favorite place @danielladyevoich

The gentleman at Eduardos Gelato made this cone right in front of me! Still warm. Ughhhhh so good. New favorite place @danielladyevoich

13:17
Made bruschetta from some delicious and fresh ingredients from the Marketa Centrale. Mmmmm

Made bruschetta from some delicious and fresh ingredients from the Marketa Centrale. Mmmmm

May 29th
14:45
Free limoncello shots on my first night? Yes please.

Free limoncello shots on my first night? Yes please.