My name is Kate and I am a 27 year old Midwest transplant. I was born and raised in the Philadelphia suburbs, and moved to the windy city for my partner in crime’s job in Oct. 2009.

I originally started this blog to keep myself accountable in exercise and healthy eating for my wedding last May.  Well, I fit into the dress on May 22nd, and with only minimal breathing restrictions.

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I live in Chicago with my husband– more commonly known as Business Man Barbie (BMB), and our two cats Jackie & Waffles.


I like to write, mostly about food and cats.  I’m not an expert in anything except for Full House, Saved by the Bell, and the Jersey Shore, but I love to learn new tips and tricks and use them in our everyday life to create a healthier lifestyle.  I have a love/hate relationship with running.  I love that it makes my clothes fit.  I hate everything else.  OK, OK, I will admit, it is an outlet for me and it has been a fun way to socialize with friends and now spend time with BMB as he starts to log the miles!


I also love organized road races, mostly for the shirts and guiltless brunching that occurs afterwards.   Join us as we attempt to figure out marriage, the longest race of our lives, and how to remove the calories from pizza.

11 Responses to About

  1. omg you both are so cute!!!! love the captions on your wedding photos, you are hilarious! U were a beautiful bride!!! Loved your dress! May 22nd is the date my fiance and I met, May 22nd 2008, so I love that date!!! We are getting married this June!!! Happy almost 1 year anny to you guys!!

    I love Chicago! Such a great city!!! I go there here and there, my fiance is from there, we live in Indiana , we moved here because of his job! So Im new to this area, Im from Pittsburgh , PA !

  2. aww thanks!! your wedding will be here before you know it… enjoy every second of planning! You’ll have to let me know next time you’re in Chicago and we can meet up, so many good restaurants. Let me know if you have any wedding questions, I still love all the details!

  3. You are hilarious–stay that way, it keeps you young. Stumbled across your site in search of quinoa and turkey recipes. I think I’ll try the quinoa and turkey burger. My trainer told me I’m not getting enough protein. This week, I’m trying quinoa with turkey and using avocado as the ‘paste’ to make it all stick…should be yummy. Keep running your clothes will love you.

  4. HI, I just came across your blog, I love that your cat is names waffles!

  5. I finally got connected with your blog-it is great fun! Sorry we didn’t get together this trip to PA. Hope to see you soon!

  6. Found your blog from SR today, it’s hilarious! Can’t wait to read more!

  7. Love it. So glad I stumbled across you on wellsphere and checked out your blog. -Sara

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