My name is Nell, and I am a wife and mother in my early forties living in St. Paul. Born in 1971, I was a member of the first generation of kids to be raised primarily on the time-saving, cheap processed food that is now the norm. I loved the canned ravioli, packaged snack cakes, and cheese doodles. Over the years, I gained a lot of weight and was put on Weight Watchers for the first (and not last) time in 8th grade. I joined and dropped out of Weight Watchers about 13 times in as many years.
When I started to work with Kara Carper at Nutritional Weight and Wellness in June of 2008, I despaired that I would never lose the weight. I got my food plan from Kara, some supplements to take, and recipes, which began my journey down a road to better health and weight loss.
My motivation for blogging about my experience is that I don’t think many people tell the truth about what it means to lose weight and keep it off long term. With an over-reliance on celebrity spokes people and quick fix diets that makes up the diet industry, there is a lot of room for the truth and information about what really works. I will talk to you about the realities of losing a large amount of weight (I lost 90 pounds!). I also want to share practical tips with you about what I am doing to lose weight and keep it off.