It’s been a long time comin’…

Well first off, my name is Shelby. I’m 19, and am a community college student in Los Angeles (born and raised). I am an undecided major, trying to decide between Pre-med and nutritional sciences. I am a proud vegetarian and have been since I was in the eighth grade (5 years). I know, I know writing (and reading) introductions is always awkward, so I apologize. But, bear with me while I get this blog started up.

Don’t make fun of my socks

I have been reading nutrition and healthy living blogs since last Fall and never thought of making one myself. That is until my mom told me that I should. I told her, “No one would want to read about my life”. I still think I’m right, but hey, there’s no harm in trying.

(I love my cat way too much)

Anyways, I love food because it’s so good. But, I also hate food because it’s so good. Thus, sometimes I eat way too much of it. I am trying to figure out how to become less neurotic about what I eat, and am learning to let myself indulge and not feel guilty. (Hello eating peanut butter by the spoonful!) I need to learn that my life will go on if I eat a slice of cake. I am still learning so join me while I try to let go of eating for perfection and start eating to live and enjoy.

Do any of you have a love-hate relationship with food? Do you feel guilty when you let yourself indulge in a food that is not particularly “healthy”?