About Me

Hi, I’m Kasandra, the writer behind UrbanInSuburbia.

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Staten Island (New York’s forgotten borough) while in college (Holy Cross – Class of 2006!). I met my now husband while working in Manhattan and in 2011, called Long Island our home.

The goal of this blog is to share my ups and downs while trying to stay fit and healthy all the while balancing work, graduate school, and life. I am not an expert in any way.  Most of my nutrition knowledge comes from working privately with a nutritionist for almost 3 years.

Here’s the back story:

Growing up I hated sports and dreaded sweat. My idea of running was running for the ice cream truck.  I have always been an emotional eater. I eat when I am happy, I eat when I am sad, so on and so forth. Fast forward 25 years later and I weighed a whopping 237 lbs, wore a size 16/18 and was MISERABLE. I couldn’t walk up the stairs in my house without breaking a sweat and panting. Enough was enough. I met with a nutritionist (who I still see) and joined a gym by my job. That was in 2009. Fast forward to 2011 and I have lost a total of 87 lbs and wear a size 6.

It wasn’t easy for me and it’s still not. I struggle everyday.  However, I am a big believer that anyone can achieve whatever goal they have in mind with determination and hard work.

If I can do this, so can you… (I am serious!); you just gotta take the first step. I did and I am not looking back. Below are some pictures of me at my heaviest and of me, to date.

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