Hi, I’m Sara!

I’m so glad you’re here. Welcome to The Bettered Blondie, a blog dedicated to eating and living well. I create healthy recipes, without sacrificing flavor – let’s dig in! 

I’m a Colorado girl who went country! I currently live in northeast Texas, with my husband Ryan, and three children, Abigail (12), Samuel (6), and Owen (2). We are thriving and learning about all things Texas: hot summers, Bucees, raising chickens, BBQ, green grass, open skies, and small-town living.

Along with food, I love to share about my life – how I’m losing weight, my favorite things, what I’m shopping for, and more.

Five years ago, when I first started my blog, I successfully lost 60 pounds through a low-carb lifestyle. I was feeling better in my own skin and enjoying eating again. However, as many times before, I gained the weight back. It’s vulnerable to share, but I have a long history of dysfunctional eating. I’ve been dieting since I was a little girl, I’ve been bullied and criticized for my size, I’ve crash-dieted, I’ve numbed pain with food, and it hasn’t been an easy part of my life. But that’s not the end of my story because I’m determined to lose the weight, and most importantly find myself again. 

In April of 2022, I had Gastric Sleeve Surgery, also known as a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. This surgery limits the amount of food you are able to consume and encourages the body to make hormonal changes that assist with weight loss. It was a huge decision and lifestyle change to undergo the surgery, and although it hasn’t been easy, I am making progress and losing weight. Read all my Gastric Sleeve updates HERE

I’ve always wanted my blog to be a real place of connection. Thank you for being here, and I hope you’ll stick around for the ups and downs. Follow me on Instagram, where I share more of my day-to-day life and journey with VSG. 


Where you can find me!

Follow me on Instagram, where I share more of my day-to-day life, journey with VSG, recipes and cute outfits!