I’m a 25 year old high school teacher living in the St. Louis area with my husband and two dogs. In October 2007 I found myself overweight (162 lbs. at 5’3″) and unhappy with my lifestyle. I decided to make my millionth attempt at losing weight through calorie counting and regular exercise and for reasons unknown to me, this time, IT WORKED! To date I’ve lost about 35 lbs through tracking my food and exercising and I’m officially addicted to trying to live a healthy lifestyle. Running is my main form of exercise and I use sparkpeople.com to track my calorie intake (I’m still not quite to maintenance mode yet!). This blog is documentation of my efforts to live healthier everyday!