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the story

What fuels you?

For me, it’s Nurse Katie Gets Healthy. I love writing about my passions, what interests me, what interests others, and sharing all of my thoughts with my readers.


NKGH is truly my own little passion project, gaining more and more traction each day. I hope you enjoy browsing my site and all of the unique content I have to offer. Take a look around; perhaps you’ll discover what fuels you as well. Read on and enjoy!

how i started

I have struggled with my weight for my entire adult life and the majority of my adolescence. 

I got tired of living a life ruled by diet culture. One where I didn't love my body and all attempts to change were out of punishment for how I looked.

I suffer from thyroid disease and was diagnosed at a young age. I'm one of those people who can gain weight just by looking at a box of donuts.

Okay not really, but sometimes it really feels like that, right?

It has always been a little more difficult for me to lose weight than it would be if I had a normal body metabolism and didn't move through life at the speed of a sloth.

 I identify as an "emotional eater" - no matter the emotion. This led me to look into the reasons behind why and how I eat the way I do. I discovered that anxiety and depression (along with many other mental health diagnoses) can play a huge role in how we react to or even use food to cope. 


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just some facts

I've never tried a trendy  crash diet

I'm a former Trauma ICU nurse

My favorite food group is "junk"

I love hiking but I used to hate anything outdoors

My mother was born in Vietnam

People tend to call me an "empath"

I am a chronic pain & autoimmune warrior

I'm obsessed with elephants

I grew up athletic and into team sports

I ran a blog called
"The Nursing School Chronicles"


I want to end diet culture 


I aim to encourage and support others like myself who have had difficulty with their weight and health.


I hope to inspire others to love their bodies and focus on whole body health by sharing my natural weight loss & self-love journey.

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