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Waiting For Life to Be Kind Again
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      12 comments

I know that if you've read my blog regularly, you'd know that the past 18 months have been hard. Especially those since this past April when we learned that my grandpa was dying of cancer. Life spiraled out of control at that point with one thin... Read more
Coincidence? I think not! But it really is cool!
Sunday, January 22, 2017      12 comments

I have been a huge fan of a place in Anderson, Indiana called The Onion Factory www.onioncamp.com . In fact, I've mentioned it a lot in my blog posts over the past two years. Unfortunately, I haven't been super active with it si... Read more
The Pibil Style Pork from Blue Apron
Sunday, January 22, 2017      6 comments

Tonight's meal did not disappoint after last night's seared chicken thigh. It was an extremely easy recipe to follow, and I didn't feel like it took as long as yesterday's meal did. Here are some photos from the meal: ... Read more
Review of Blue Apron's Seared Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Kale
Saturday, January 21, 2017      7 comments

Okay, so in my last blog, I told you how I had just received my first Blue Apron box with three meals (2 servings each). Well, today I made my first meal from the box. It was the Seared Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Kale. The recipe card give... Read more
Meal Plan Delivery Service: Blue Apron
Friday, January 20, 2017      11 comments

Well, about a week ago I started asking people what they thought about the meal plan delivery services like Blue Apron or Home Chef. I've toyed with the idea of using them before, but never stepped up to try them. Well, a friend of mine sent me ... Read more
A Phoenix Rising
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      10 comments

The phoenix. A mythological creature who rises in a brilliant flame from it's own ashes. That is how I feel right now. For quite some time now,... Read more
I've Made a Decision
Monday, January 16, 2017      12 comments

I was switched to a drug called Latuda back at the end of July after years of being on a combination of Lamictal and Abilify for severe bipolar disorder 1. The Abilify did the job at staving off massive mood swings, but it was horrendous at extr... Read more
I Need Your Help: Medications that require food
Monday, January 16, 2017      9 comments

I have a struggle that maybe some of you might have a good solution to solve. I am on a life-saving medication that I have to eat a minimum of 350 calories before eating. Those calories must come from at least one bread/simple carb and a fat. So... Read more
VIDEO BLOG: The Commitment
Saturday, January 14, 2017      3 comments

youtu.be/yd4YD6K5tKU Here's the commitment video I just made and posted to the world to see. I hope to make one each month until I make my goal.... Read more
Day 1: The Journey Begins
Saturday, January 14, 2017      8 comments

Today is Day 1 of the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge and I am once again a Teddy Bear. I love the Teddy Bear team, because they are one of the most encouraging, supportive, determined, and wily bunch of bears in this life's journey! The first week's "... Read more
A Moment of Raw Emotion
Friday, January 13, 2017      16 comments

Gaining weight isn't exactly on everyone's to-do list. In fact, it rarely is. So, while speaking with my grandmother last night, I let it all out about my frustrations, anger, and hurt that I have let myself get to this point. I have no one to b... Read more
Down, but not out of the game
Thursday, January 12, 2017      8 comments

When I went into 2017, I knew that there would be challenges and roadblocks along the way, which is why I chose the word renewal. It isn't about being brand spanking new again, it was about renewing my spirit and my life to return to a better li... Read more
Down for the count: Need prayer
Tuesday, January 10, 2017      12 comments

I'm down for the count, but resting as easily as I can right now (which is very hard to do). My procedure went very well yesterday morning, but this morning I woke up with a horrible headache and a stabbing pain where the injection site is. I ca... Read more
So far, so good
Monday, January 09, 2017      8 comments

First, I want to thank everyone who had been praying for my nerve block this morning. So far, so goo, it was a major success. I haven't had a need to take anything for pain since 5 am this morning. I have had a little bit of a muscle spasm whene... Read more
Wake Up Call
Wednesday, January 04, 2017      26 comments

Have you ever walked into a store with confidence that you "know" your size? And gone in and just grabbed what you liked in "your size", paid and went home, only to find out that it isn't the right size after all? Well, it is a lesson I've been ... Read more

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