Hi, I’m Kelly and Welcome to No Thanks to blog!
I’m a Colorado girl who started this little blog back in 2010, when I began a life-changing adventure in weight loss. I named it “No Thanks to Cake” because it was during a time when I felt like around every corner there was a slice of cake being offered to me… and I was desperate to find a better way to say no to it and, frankly, a better REASON to say no.
I took a leap, joined the Jenny Craig program, and set out to improve my lifestyle through weight loss. During this process, I started writing about it every week, capturing my journey and writing about the ups and downs.
I was determined that this was going to be the very last time I ever had this much weight to lose and an “online journal” seemed the perfect way to commemorate the journey. Who knew I would find such a wonderful group of friends and a support system, who would root me on, every step of the way – – Thanks, Y’all!
Having lost the bulk of my weight in the early years, my blog has been transformed into more of a healthy lifestyle/healthy cooking blog. I still chronicle my weight-related ups and downs… but “No Thanks to Cake” is now a story about my maintenance experience and all that goes with that.
I juggle a demanding career, a busy social calendar, and balance all that with my love for travel. And, amongst all of that, I maintain my commitment to staying healthy and eating the foods that fuel my body and soul.
Getting healthy was the hardest and the best decision I ever made. I thank you for taking a moment to read more about me, and invite you into my kitchen to share a glimpse of what’s going on in my world every week. Thanks for stopping by!