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Ponte Vedran of the Week: Katie Tartt

Katie Tartt
Katie Tartt

This week’s Ponte Vedran is Katie Tartt.  Mother of three, crafting diva and fitness believer. Katie came to mind recently when I ran into her at Trader Joes. As you’ll read below, she lost 60 lbs a few years ago. She has gone through a complete body transformation. Envision one of those side by side fitness ads where you think those aren’t the same people. And there you have it. It’s a double take situation, and must have been a tough and rewarding journey. Please meet Katie Tartt.

Name:  Katie Tartt

Occupation:  Crafty mom with several side projects including Cupcake clothing line & healthy recipe creator

Where I grew up:  Vicksburg, MS

A Ponte Vedran since: 2008

Other Places I have lived? Hershey, PA & Atlanta, GA

My favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Quiet little coastal town with a great community

My least favorite thing about Ponte Vedra: Nothing, Ponte Vedra is great!

In my spare time I like too? Create delicious recipes, design & make clothing and spend time with family & friends

Ponte Vedran you most admire: Tanis Milicevec

My favorite time in Ponte Vedra: Christmas with all the holiday parties

Dream Vacation other than Ponte Vedra?  Two week trek across Europe

If I could invite anyone over to dinner – 2 Ponte Vedrans and one famous person – who would you invite? Matthew Medure, Amy Schumer and Shane Tartt

Last time you went to the beach:  Recently at Castaway Cay

Last time you saw live music: STAR WARS in concert symphony orchestra

Last time you laughed out loud uncontrollably, and why? Onboard the Disney Dream with my husband Shane having cocktails and a good time

Favorite Ponte Vedra organization:  MOMS club of Ponte Vedra Beach- (non-profit organization that promotes family and contributes to the community through service & charity)

Favorite Ponte Vedra restaurant (or area):  Trasca Co & Eatery

Favorite place for a cocktail: Medure

Favorite way to get exercise here: Swimming at Planet Swim or FIT with HITT class featuring Da Vinci board

Favorite movie: Les Mis theatre production NYC

Favorite TV show: Dexter

Favorite book: Pride and Prejudice

Favorite band or music: White Stripes (kids favorite) or pop

Something most people don’t know about you: When I was 17 waitressing in a restaurant I performed CPR on 70 year old William Husbands. I broke three of his ribs and saved his life. It was one of my proudest moments of my life.

Anything else: Almost three years ago I dropped around 60 lbs by clean eating, lifting heavy weights and cardio.  I have maintained my healthy lifestyle and occasionally compete in figure competitions.  I love to cook/ bake so creating recipes that fit my lifestyle is fun for me. I am a mother of three kids & wife to a wonderful man— and I turn forty this year.

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