Elizabeth is a recent graduate from Fordham University where she studied communications and anthropology. In her spare time she’s usually getting lost on the NYC subway, drawing, or finding a place to eat cheap brunch.

How I Found Self-Worth Without Checking the Scale

I spent the majority of my first summer after starting college losing the “freshman 15” that I swore I would never gain in the first place. While I eventually reached my goal, it came at a pretty steep cost. I was the strictest I’ve ever been about dieting and exercise.