I now live in Texas but I recently moved from the Pacific Northwest but I have lived all over. Spent time in Europe and mostly west of the Mississippi and the South. I am a Jr. Executive with a large company and I have seen my waist and health go in directions that make me unhappy as well as unhealthy. I am the main cook and bottle washer in the house and have focused on healthy eating. I have converted to vegetarian eating in 2009 with a heavy emphasis on vegan recipes. I FEEL GREAT!