A Little More About Carrie… Life

After a month of blogging and a feature on Humans of New York, I feel like it’s time for me to share a little more about me.

I don’t want to write a biography because that’s boring, so I thought I would put together a little list of things about me!

biography

  1. I grew up in Northern California
  2. I have 2 younger sisters!
  3. I live in Savannah, Ga with my husband and 2 fur babies
  4. We’ve been married for almost 3 years.
  5. I battled anorexia from age 8 to age 16.
  6. From age 16 to age 20 I battled with binge eating.
  7. It took a doctors appointment telling me I had high cholesterol and was classified as pre-diabetic to get my ass into gear.
  8. I had a membership to a gym on campus but I paid for a gym off campus because that’s what I was comfortable with.
  9. I used MyFitnessPal to track my food.
  10. I ran. A LOT.
  11. My official starting weight in March 2011 was 163 lbs.
  12. I weighed 115 lbs in November of 2011.
  13. Over the next couple of years I gained back a lot of that weight due to losing it so quickly.
  14. After gaining back some of what I lost, I realized I needed to live healthy instead of aim for skinny.
  15. Now I maintain around 130 and I don’t stress!
  16. I’m no longer classified as pre-diabetes
  17. I’ve run multiple 5ks, 2 half marathons, a Warrior Dash, and a Tough Mudder.
  18. My pant sizes range from a 1 to a 12 (not even kidding- pant sizes are stupid)
  19. My favorite food is cheese and Cuban pastelitos.
  20. My favorite movie is Armageddon
  21. My second favorite movie is Die Hard.
  22. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a Masters of Education in Higher Education Administration
  23. I work as an academic advisor at a university and I LOVE it.
  24. I have a running buddy and she’s the BEST. We run on Tuesday’s after work.
  25. I have a pretty weird sense of humor.
  26. I don’t have a gallbladder or an appendix.
  27. I love to travel but I get really anxious about going places I haven’t been (SPOILER ALERT: I do it anyway).
  28. I still watch WWE (not even ashamed).
  29. Law and Order SVU and Criminal Minds are my go-to binge watching shows.
  30. I’ve seen every X-Men movie in theaters on opening weekend.

I tell yall this because I really am just a normal person who was obese, worked hard, and got healthy. When I say anyone can do it if I can do it, I really mean it! I wouldn’t sit in a gym parking lot, much less work out in a gym. I was able to change my life around and I sincerely hope I can motivate you as you live healthy with me!


Comments

  1. You forgot to say you have a badass mom! lol

  2. I don’t have an appendix either! I was having an operation when I was 5 and when in discussions with my mother (an RN) they decided to go ahead and remove it as they were in that area. I only found out when I was a teenager and told my mom I had appendicitis… busted!

  3. That is hilarious! I bet you’re mom was like “Right, nice try…”

    I swear when I had my gall bladder out the doctor opened the curtains to my pre-op room really dramatically and said “So, while we’re in there, we’re going to go ahead and just take that out, ok?” I was almost heavily sedated at that point though so I’m sure it was much more professional, but I like my memory of it better!

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