Why I Decided to Give Up Pizza for a Year

As many who know me I am obsessed with pizza. It is always my top choice for meals whether it is Pizza Hut’s deep dish, Papa John’s pizza delivered with the tasty garlic sauce, or even the Giordano’s in Chicago famous for the deep dish pizza that melts in your mouth.  This delicious meal is always an A+ and satisfying.

Although this yummy piece of cheese, tomato sauce “but it’s a vegetable”, and bread is quite hefty on the calories. Ranging with two slices of Peperoni pizza, because who can have just one?, the 625 calories that will haunt you. That is 159 minutes of climbing stairs to burn off those TWO slices of pizza. That is like the longest, and worst workout.

So, after all that I decided that giving up pizza would be a good idea for a YEAR. I thought of how many calories I won’t be eating. Giving up pizza will help a balanced diet and help with weight loss. My goal for 2016 is to lose 15 pounds, and getting rid of pizza is the first step.

This is one of the hardest decisions I have made, but in order to fulfill your dreams you have to give up things to make those dreams become a reality. What are your New Year’s Resolutions?

Love Always,


…And a Happy New Year to all

Join me for Tea in Wonderland!

Katie_Newton_web-4Join the American Heart Association as we celebrate and inform our daughters, nieces and granddaughters about heart disease and stroke with a Tea in Wonderland!

I will be there and will be talking about my Bradycardia and how I don’t let having a heart condition hold me back!
You can also follow my journey later this month as I travel to Florida to compete for Miss Teen International here:  https://www.facebook.com/katelynnen 

But first…make sure you come to the Tea in Wonderland on July 19th to hear my story!  I will be there to share my story & take photos with the attendees…..come dress up for the day and have tea with me and my American Heart Association friends.  Learn how to be heart healthy and active, just like me!
Register today!  Go to www.teapartinwonderland.org

Vote for Katelynne!

VoteVoting is open for the Miss Teen International FAN FAVORITE!  All votes go to an excellent cause.  Proceeds from the voting will be donated to the American Heart Association.  Be sure to show Katelynne your support and vote for her each week.


Votes cost $1/vote.  The contestant with the most votes at the end of the pageant will be awarded the Miss Teen International Fan Favorite Vote and the proceeds will be awarded to the American Heart Association.  Show your support and VOTE TODAY!

You’re the Cure: My Advocate Heart Health Story

IMG_8967My name is Katelynne and I was diagnosed with Bradycardia a few years back.  Bradycardia is a slow heart beat – less than 60 beats per minute.  Despite my condition, I remain extremely active both at school and in the community. I am currently a senior in high school and captain of the Varsity Dance team.  Recently, I was crowned Miss Teen Indiana International and will compete in the Miss Teen International Pageant this summer.

I want to use my experience as Miss Teen Indiana International to give back by educating others that you can remain active with a heart condition if your maintain your heart health effectively. I love spending time volunteering with various organizations including the American Heart Association by helping to create awareness and advocate for heart health.   My school and charity work along with my active lifestyle illustrate that no one should let a heart condition hold them back. Eating healthy, staying active, and helping to educate others is what I strive for!

My story along with many others is LIVE on the American Heart Association Website today!~ Read more here.