About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog Crave!

I am a major newbie when it comes to blog creating and writing- but I am a total expert at blog reading and admiring. After reading many beloved blogs on healthy eating and living, exercise, recipes, food and eating disorder issues I have finally created my very own blog where I can now entertain, delight, help, inform, bore, distract and ramble.

Let’s start with my name- I am Rebecca and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I am 20 years old and am studying a Bachelor of Education to become a primary school teacher. Whilst I love working with kids, I also have a ginormous interest in all things to do with food, cooking, baking, health and exercise. My passion for fitness even pushed me to become a Les Mills Body Step instructor which I absolutely LOVE!

Life wasn’t always like this however- growing up as a very active dancer and then giving it up after 10+ years took a toll on my body. I began doing very little exercise, being very lazy, loving food (and still do) and eating anything and everything my heart desired. Eventually I became overweight (or over my ideal healthy weight) and during the year of my 18th birthday I decided enough was enough and I was going to get ‘skinny’ (what a terrible goal right). Well I guess that’s where the issues began..

Although at the time everything was fine and dandy- I exercised constantly, ate very little and extremely healthy- I began obsessing over everything. My burn rate during exercise, calories, fat, sugar, sodium, weight etc etc. It became an unhealthy obsession of wanting to be skinnier and constantly caring what everyone thought of me. This is discussed in greater detail through my posts.

Although, it was (and still is at times) a tough time in my life I had my amazing family and incredibly perfect boyfriend by my side the entire time. It has been three amazing years that we have been together and I am thankful for every day I have with him. He truly is an amazing man and I am constantly reminded how lucky I am.

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And if you want to get to know me a bit better..

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, registered dietician, personal trainer, michelin star chef or your mother. Please remember to seek out necessary professional advice before making any big changes. Take all my content as personal experience, thoughts and opinions. Although I think I know it all, I probably don’t.

31 comments

  1. Simon Henwood says:

    Awesome work babe it looks great!!! =]

  2. greg@urbanspoon says:

    Hi Rebecca,

    Your first post just appeared on Urbanspoon! Check it out:
    http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/337/1360022/restaurant/Brisbane-CBD/Alchemy-Restaurant-and-Bar-Brisbane

    I encourage you to claim your blog, which allows you to add a picture and change some settings. The blog photo shows up next to your posts wherever they appear on Urbanspoon. Here’s how to claim:

    – Make sure you’re logged into Urbanspoon

    – Go to your blog page on our site: http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/337/8705/Brisbane/Crave.html

    – Click “Claim your blog” in the left sidebar

    After you submit it, we may contact you to verify your claim. Check your spam email folder if your claim hasn’t gone through in a day or two. You’ll also find some interesting badges and widgets on your Urbanspoon blog page – look in the right sidebar.

    If you have any questions, please contact me via email.

    Thanks,
    Greg

    http://www.urbanspoon.com

  3. greg@urbanspoon says:

    Thanks, Rebecca! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.

    http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/337/8705/Brisbane/Crave.html

    Best,
    Greg

    http://www.urbanspoon.com

  4. Peter Block says:

    best of luck. we all started somewhere and our blogs evolve. they blog sites tell you to just get started and figure out as you go.

  5. sharklegs says:

    good luck with your blog, and your struggles day to day.

  6. I just wanted to let you know (in case you didn’t already) that when you click on your “home” button, it redirects to aussieblogs.com

    I was excited to read another Aussie blog focused on healthy living, but I can’t read your posts :(

    • xoxbekxox says:

      Thanks for that hun! I guess in the progress of swapping hosting websites- things got forgotten. I’ve rectified the problem now and hopefully it’s working :) I really appreciate you letting me know!

  7. Madi says:

    I finally read your about me! Weird since I follow your blog posts that I never thought to visit this page! It is incredible how similar we are and I can TOTALLY relate to your struggles with eating/binging (just read your posts on that) and also your love for kids. Even though you say you are a noobie, you do a fantastic job. Love the energy, positivity, and honesty! You go girl :)

  8. I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine award!! Here’s the post:
    http://sushisushibento.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/sunshine-award/
    Keep up the fantastics posts!!

  9. Andrea says:

    I just read your about me and you remind me of myself. I just started a blog on my weight loss journey after having my second baby- I used to be a dancer when I was younger too. I am looking at becoming a Les Mills instructor while working towards my Bachelor of Education :) I found your blog through go health

  10. Meredith says:

    Hi there! I just found your blog, and I love your story! I just moved to Australia one month ago, and have recently started to take a bunch of les mills classes at the gym in town. I look forward to reading more!

  11. Laura says:

    Hello there,

    I’m Laura and I’ve just come across your blog. It’s great!
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  12. Hey I’m Quincy over at Shugurcän. I really like your blog and wanted to nominate it for the Liebster Award! http://shugurcan.blogspot.com/2013/03/my-first-award.html

  13. Glad to find another disordered eating/BED surviver/ recoverer! Looking forward to reading your blog!
    Maureen @ Breaking Free & Finding Me recently posted…ABCs, 123s, & Sharing the LoveMy Profile

  14. Hello Bek,I came on over to visit from URU’s site. Love your website and looking forward to keeping in touch. BAM
    Bam’s Kitchen recently posted…Tropical Spa Mango ChickenMy Profile

    • BekatCrave says:

      Hey Bam, lovely to meet you! Oh yes Uru’s blog is amazing :) Yes, looking forward to getting to know you better! x

  15. —LOoooe love the name of your blog!
    My Inner Chick recently posted…When Spring Comes AliveMy Profile

  16. anand says:

    Hi Bek. Just searching for some stress quotes and found your blog. Great blog and you are doing really great with your blog. Keep posting.

    Thanks.
    Anand
    http://www.quotes160.com

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