Hello! My name is Dorsa, I am a 26 year old Mechanical Engineer who loves food. No really I love food. Every blog I look at has an about me section, so here goes mine.
I grew up in Northern Va and just couldn’t move away after college. I’m not going to say I’ve struggled with food, but we have had many fights, sometimes food would get the best of me, and other times I would prevail.
I was the heaviest I have ever been after my freshman year of college.
And I will never go back to that again. The summer after my freshman year, I was a lifeguard, and with the help and encouragement of my dad and husband (boyfriend at the time) I lost 30 lbs! I felt amazing. I was on the South Beach Diet and was swimming at the pool everyday.
In March 2006 my dad passed away.
He was the most amazing person ever. I miss him more and more everyday. I fell into some bad habits when I went back to school for the remainder of the year. I wasn’t eating very much and I was just sad all the time. I dropped about 10 more lbs in a little under 2 months. I was never at an unhealthy weight but the way I lost the weight was not healthy.
But with the amazing support of my husband (boyfriend at the time) and my amazing family, I fought through the sadness. I know my dad would not want me to be upset all the time, and I didn’t want to let him down. I easily gained my 10 lbs back (I told you I love food), and have been striving to maintain a healthy relationship with food.
I always knew I loved to cook, and I was pretty good at it, so after we graduated in 2007, and bought our house in 2008, I got to cook all the time! But I am getting waaay ahead of myself. In May 2008, Erik and I were engaged!
That is when I first started this blog. I blogged about every aspect of our wedding preparation as well as all the renovations we were doing to our house, which we bought in December of 2008. We got married in August of 2009, and it was the BEST day of my life!
Oh ya I forgot to mention our very good friends Sean and Brandy gave us a puppy as a wedding gift: