" Transformation of a Junk Food Mom: Who am I and Why am I doing this?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Who am I and Why am I doing this?

My name is Natalie. I am a 30-something, self professed junk food addict who loves all things sweet, salty, and with too much fat. I eat fast food way more than I care to admit (ok, usually 4+ times per week). Throw out the name of a fast food restaurant, and I can tell you which number I typically order off the menu before you can blink!

Growing up, my diet consisted of Domino's, McDonald's, Popeye's, Burger King, etc. with the occasional home-cooked spaghetti, pork chops, or meatloaf. My bad eating habits continued into adulthood. I never learned to cook, so eating out on the cheap was my sole source of food. Luckily, I married a wonderful man who loves to cook! However, even with him cooking many nights during the week now, I still find myself gravitating toward fast food during lunch and snacking on junk food in the evening. In addition, I have been falling into the convenience trap of feeding my son over-processed, crap food too - frozen chicken nuggets, microwaveable mac and cheese, too many kid's meals, chips, ice cream, candy, you name it!

So, why am I starting to blog now? Really for three main purposes:

  1. To stay motivated to get back into shape and literally clean up my eating habits

  2. To set a good example for my two year-old son

  3. To document my typically average daily life that includes family, friends, and the occasional night out (I have the worst memory ever!)

I'm not sure what this blog is going to morph into, but if you happen to check it out, thanks for reading! I am going to try to post my journey into health and fitness, post "clean" recipes, and will add some miscellaneous postings as well. Now I'm off to eat my #5 from Chick-Fil-A (8 piece chicken nugget, fries, and a diet coke)... :)

Oh, and since I love bloggers that post pictures, here is one of me with my son!


  1. Nice start Natalie! I love the photo and can't wait to read more about your diet, but I don't think anyone would know you haven't been to a gym in years...that's something to brag about in your case.

  2. I found you on the Nest. Great blog! Your posts were very inspiring to read. I'm a SAH mom of two girls and I'm also trying to improve our family's eating habits. Keep up the great work and I look forward to reading more about your journey!