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My Veggie Patch
Sunday, July 29, 2018      8 comments

Vegetable gardening has been such an overwhelmingly positive experience for me! It gets me outside, saves me money, and makes me feel so much more connected to the food I eat. I’m still learning the skills I need to be a good gardener, but I’m ... Read more
Feeling Like ME Again!
Sunday, July 22, 2018      1 comments

Healing from years of abuse is a long, hard, and confusing journey. But it is one I’ve been making, and for that I am truly grateful. For the first time in a very long time… I feel like I’m “me” again. I’m my genuine self. I am happy. I am rec... Read more
Back to Temple
Friday, July 20, 2018      1 comments

I’ve begun to go to temple again for the first time in ages. I used to go to a Shambhala Buddhist temple when I lived in Boston. Since I’m now in a different part of the state, I started at a nearby Korean Zen temple. Though it’s a lot dif... Read more
Back at It and Seeing Progress!
Friday, July 20, 2018      3 comments

I'm moving forward again after some lost progress. My weight had bounced back up to 258 lbs. After a week of discipline, I’m back down to 244 lbs. I know that such dramatic weight loss is usually a bad thing (the aim is for a maximum loss of 2 l... Read more
Post-Hospital Plans
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      3 comments

My trip to the hospital was a wake-up call for me. As I mentioned in my last post, it was due to a blend of bipolar and anxiety. I'd been trying my best to manage my mental health with medications, but I think I need to do more. My medicat... Read more
The Calm After the Chaos
Tuesday, July 03, 2018      5 comments

The past month has been chaotic. I had a nasty cold for two weeks, and was completely wiped out from that. After recovering, I had a few days to pull myself together before leaving for a mini vacation. My fiance and I drove down to Virginia... Read more
Smaller Goals
Friday, May 25, 2018      2 comments

Well… it seems the plans outlined in my last blog were a bit too ambitious. I managed to find some shapewear, so I can still wear the dress I have to my friend’s wedding. Not the best solution, but it’ll do. Today was a good day. I di... Read more
Oh No!
Saturday, May 19, 2018      7 comments

Oh drat… I seem to have regained some pudge! I really need to fit into a dress before a friend’s wedding in late June, so I need to buckle down. Here’s the game plan… Diet: Calorie count! I HATE doing this, but it needs to happen! Minim... Read more
Positive Thoughts On My Journey
Sunday, April 29, 2018      3 comments

Life is good right now. I’m feeling very positive about my body and my progress. I’m steadily improving my diet and getting more consistent with exercise. This week I hope to continue the trend. I’m still working on the goals I outlined a few... Read more
A Good Week
Saturday, April 28, 2018      2 comments

This week has gone pretty well. My eating hasn’t been perfect. But overall, I’ve been pretty good. I went grocery shopping last night, and didn’t buy any junk! I loaded up on produce, beans, tofu, seeds, nuts, and whole grains. I’ve been buying... Read more
Power Through the Pain
Wednesday, April 25, 2018      1 comments

I woke up to a pounding headache, and upset stomach, and killer cramps this morning. The joys of menstruation… I decided to take the day off, and I think I made a good decision. I knew that exercise would help ease my symptoms, so I p... Read more
Intermediate Goals
Monday, April 23, 2018      0 comments

I find that I’m not motivated by the little goals… like doing yoga 5 days a week, or keeping up with a daily step goal. Yet, I am not motivated by the far-off, seemingly insurmountable goals either… like hiking the Appalachian Trail, or ... Read more
Monday, April 23, 2018      3 comments

This afternoon I went to the beach with my fiance. I’m prone to anxiety attacks, and started to have one on the beach. My lovely fiance tried to help me calm down. We ended up sitting in the sand for a while, and they talked me through my little... Read more
On Being Poor
Saturday, April 21, 2018      8 comments

I’m poor, but trying to make the best of it and still work to meet my fitness and health goals. Laundry day is now arm day, as I wash everything by hand to save money (it is quite a workout!) Because laundry day is so hard on my muscles, I ... Read more
Too Young For This!!!
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      5 comments

I was putting on my shoes this morning, and I realized just how stiff my muscles are. Stretching my legs to get my shoes on was an ordeal! My first thoughts were "Oh no! I'm too young for this!" It's time to get serious with my fitness plan... Read more

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