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Keep Moving: When you’re going through hell
Monday, January 15, 2018      5 comments

This journey toward health encompasses so many things in my life. Basically, it’s connected to everything – my emotions, relationships, mental health, life circumstances… It’s all tied together. Especially when I’m falling apart. As some have n... Read more
Sunday, January 14, 2018      4 comments

Cocoon You have been my cocoon 
Immobilizing me 
Protecting me 
From the world outside 
Inside your soft barrier
 I have been reduced 
Simmering in the miasma 
Of who I used to be 
Within your walls 
The essential me 
The zygote 
Cleaves and ... Read more
Ten Day Check In
Friday, January 12, 2018      5 comments

Yesterday I decided I would take pics every ten days to document my journey. It's not really evident in the pictures yet, but changes are happening. I can feel them. Others are seeing them.
 My stomach is slightly less round…a smaller "apple" t... Read more
The Power of Numbers : Measuring Health and Happiness
Thursday, January 11, 2018      2 comments

Those of you who've been reading about my health and fitness journey may think I'm focusing, or maybe should be focusing, on weight loss. After all, at the beginning of last week, I tipped the scale at 258 lbs…about 125 lbs more than a woman of ... Read more
When things go awry: It’s okay to not be ok
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      7 comments

Last Friday was one of those days where the first domino got knocked down and the remainder of the day's plans and goals crashed one by one.
 I'm sure you've experienced something like that at one time or another. If you haven't, best be prepar... Read more
Mind over matter: Mental habits
Sunday, January 07, 2018      3 comments

Yesterday, the teaching elder of our church introduced the next sermon series…mental habits. He explained the connection between that and spiritual growth. It got me to thinking about implementing the healthy changes I need and want to make in m... Read more
Making the switch: Going meatless
Saturday, January 06, 2018      5 comments

I'm a carnivore. I love, love, love meat. I especially love bacon. It's good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It can even be a condiment, it's that versatile. It's been such a fixture in my life, it was the reason I knew I was pregnant with my ... Read more
It takes a village: I can’t do this alone
Friday, January 05, 2018      3 comments

I have a lot of complex issues and the conditions of my life aren't exactly conducive to accomplishing self-care activities.
 Here's the laundry list:
 • Single parenting a child on the Autism Spectrum
 • Dependent on ex to pay the bills and ba... Read more
Sustainable Change: Pacing Myself
Thursday, January 04, 2018      7 comments

Historically, whenever I get on a "self-improvement" kick, I start out Fast and Furious, Michelle Rodriquez's character in the movies. I'm determined and gung-ho! Perhaps you can relate? It doesn't have to be exercise or weight loss related. 1... Read more
In the beginning: Accepting what is
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      0 comments

Accepting good enough is way better than living bitter. ~ Human In Recovery As I have gotten older, I've become more worn, more jaded, more resigned, and more fatalistic. It's really not fun living inside this brain, most of the time. I've bat... Read more
Starting off right
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      5 comments

I actually started making changes back in November when I got the test results for my cholesterol on November 1st. Those a pretty scary numbers! They mean I'm at risk for heart disease…on top of the hypothyroidism and diabetes. I'm a year and ... Read more
My Why
Monday, January 01, 2018      0 comments

Why is this year different? Why am I succeeding in living healthy this year? Lots of reasons - 6 to be exact: my three children and three grandchildren. My cholesterol screening showed 240 w/almost no good and way too much bad. I need to revers... Read more