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A little about me…

Hello and Welcome!

My name is Gabby and I live in Chicago, IL. I am a 25 year old working professional in the field of accounting. I am very outgoing and vibrant and love to try new things. A few quirks about me:

  1. I love french bulldogs and corgis. I hope to own one of each sometime in the future!
  2. I can be quite shy in new settings, but once I throw myself out there I can’t reel myself in.
  3. I am 100% Polish and I am also fluent.
  4. I am single and currently hitting this weird thing we call the dating pool haha.

Now in regards to my weight loss journey. As with any story, there are some ups and downs. I hit my heaviest weight of 205lbs (I’m 5’8 btw) my freshman year of college. I was able to slim down to 185lbs my sophomore year and maintained that through my remaining three years.

But then all of a sudden, I stared working…and when I say working I mean nonstop. I worked in public accounting where the stress level is high, deadlines are plenty and there is never enough time. After my first real busy season wrapped, I went to visit a friend for graduation. When I saw myself in pictures, I was scared of what I saw. My arms were huge, my dress was tight and my face was very plump.

It took some time for me to really take my health and weight seriously, but it finally clicked in August of 2015. I signed up for Pure Barre and never looked back. I was able to loose about 15lbs and down to the 185s in about 4 months.

Then in January 2016, I did my first Whole30 and that’s when everything changed for me. In 30 days I went down from 185lbs to 176lbs. I hadn’t seen that number since high school. But it wasn’t just about the weight loss…it was how I started to feel. I felt invincible.

Fast forward about a year, I’ve done 6 rounds of Whole30, each being a little different and I have lost a total of 37 lbs since August 2015. I maintain a Whole30 lifestyle because this is how I feel my best. Also in terms of clothing, I went from a 10 in pants to almost a 6. I went from a 12 in dresses to an 8. I went from a large in tops to a medium or small.

But most importantly I gained self confidence, that I am pretty amazing, that I am, most importantly sexy and strong.

 

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Author:

Hi my name is Gabby, 26 and I work full-time as an accountant and I am in graduate school for my MBA part time. I have always been one busy bee, even before graduate school. Post-undergrad, I worked at a public accounting firm AND was studying for my CPA. My first year post grad, working crazy hours and trying to pass a beast of exam, took a toll on my body, my mental capacity and brain power. I started the Whole30 journey in January 2016 and fell in love with how I felt. But let me tell you it took some adjustments like setting aside time to meal prep and realizing I may not be able to a make a certain recipe because I just don't have the time due to studying or busy season. A lot has changed since then, I've switched jobs and passed my exam, but one thing stays consistent...I stilllove to cook efficiently. I've yearned all my life to have that "I am sexy" confidence and with healthy eating and exercise, I'm getting there. I started this blog to help others who are in a similar position as me, who want to become the best version of themselves but with realistic expectations. For the busy moms, for the students, and for overworked accountant, these are my stories and recipes on how to live a simple easy whole life.

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