I’m Holly. I’m a 20-something Midwestern gal. And I like food.  A lot.

Unfortunately for many years, I liked food a little too much. Food for me became a way of dealing with emotions I didn’t want to deal with. By the end of my sophomore year of college, I weighed more than 165 pounds. I was overweight, felt extremely uncomfortable in my body and knew I wasn’t living a healthy life. Most importantly, I wasn’t living up to my potential.

Through two years of trial and error, I found a balance that works for ME. It has helped me lose and keep off more than 25 pounds – ice cream, French toast, cheese curds and beer included. And on this blog of mine, you will see just how a curly-haired, slightly neurotic, label-hating gal like myself eats…exercises…writes…thinks…reads…deals…travels…and lives.

Major emphasis on the lives.

Feel free to contact me with any questions at healthyeverythingtarian@gmail.com. You can also follow me on TwitterFacebook, InstagramPinterestTumblr and YouTube. Or leave me a comment on this page.

I’ll respond, promise.

If those seven ways of contacting me don’t work for you, I would like to say I’d give you my cell phone number, but that’s just creepy.

Photo courtesy of the lovely Anda Marie

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Jillian August 5, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I laughed out loud when I read that you passed out on a toliet drunk while peeing.. I thought that I was the only one that has done that before!

Susie September 1, 2012 at 10:44 am

Love it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and ways.

Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) October 9, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Just discovered your blog through a write-up in a Madison newspaper that my dad mailed me! (I’m from Madison, too : ) So glad I did!

Padma February 13, 2013 at 9:29 am

hahha, just discovered your blog…and I absolutely love it.

Jill February 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Hi again Holly, Just curious about your travels. I’m a canadian and would LOVE to change my life perspective and experience something new . ESL teaching….resort jobs…anything…would love to find one of those things that pay for your flight and accomodations and put you in a safe, HEALTHY (healthy food,etc) environmetn….let me know of LEGIT websites or ways to find these things…
Thailand, Brazil, especially New Zealand, Australia, Seoul Korea (I hear that’s nice?), England, etc etc…a resort in Bahamas or Hawaii :)
I’m just so noob about finding legit things. Thanks for any FB or know of others who do. Just email me.

Jenni May 5, 2013 at 12:23 am

Hey Holly,

I like you site and am wanting to start my own blog one of these days.
I’m wondering if you are using WordPress.org or WordPress.com and whether you are using Recipage or RecipagePro (you can tell I’m a novice!)?

Thanks in advance,

total curve May 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

With havin so much content do you ever run into any issues of plagorism or
copyright violation? My blog has a lot of exclusive content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my permission. Do you know any solutions to help stop content from being ripped off? I’d really appreciate it.

Andrea @ pencils and pancakes June 13, 2013 at 6:02 pm

I’d love to get in touch with you about blog design. Can’t seem to find your email. Leslee (her Happy Balance) gave me your name, thanks!

Matt Geik June 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm


I’d love to connect with you and talk to you more about your blog and mission with it.

I’m the owner of Jamba Juice in Milwaukee and I believe we have a lot of the same audience and have some ideas on how we might be able to connect and do some fun things together.

We also just launched a new line of 6 fresh pressed juices I’d love to share with you!

Please connect with me via email to talk more. Would love to have you out to the store for a visit.

Look forward to connecting with you.

In Good Health,

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