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ask yourself, why
Thursday, April 30, 2020      4 comments

I did a challenge a few months ago where I was asked why I wanted to lose weight. I would type in my answer, and was asked why again. This kept happening until I got to the root of my why. It was wild to see just how deep down my true why was ... Read more
attempting no scale weight loss
Tuesday, April 28, 2020      5 comments

I am going to attempt to lose weight, without using the scale. I understand the scale is just a unit of measurement among many others, but it’s not one I want to use. Heck, I don’t even want to say weight loss but having a desire for a stronge... Read more
small steps forward
Sunday, April 26, 2020      5 comments

I got a bullet journal! I’m not using it in the way it’s probably intended to be used, but I liked that there aren’t lines, but there’s some sort of guide so it’s not just a blank page. This week, I am writing three goals for this week, and th... Read more
Anyone else feeling this way?
Saturday, April 25, 2020      4 comments

This quarantine has me feeling guilty. I see all these posts how it’s always been about family and togetherness and doing with what we have. I’m thankful for all of that, no doubt. But my family is far and I can’t see them. And, I miss so many t... Read more
introspection
Friday, April 24, 2020      5 comments

I’ve been hard on myself lately. I look in the mirror and tear myself apart. I’ve fallen into dip pits of anxiety and depression and fear. I’ve been on a toxic, self destructive roller coaster the past few weeks. And I keep coming back to my ... Read more
pulling myself up
Wednesday, April 22, 2020      7 comments

Truth is, I’ve really been struggling. But the path I’m on is destructive. So it’s time I game plan a way to pull myself out of this. I have my treadmill put up. I bought a TRX. I have a meal plan figured out. I am planning to buy a bullet jou... Read more
the new normal
Saturday, April 04, 2020      3 comments

“in the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to” - Dave Hollis I’ve been struggling as I imagine most of you have, too. I work in a loan center at a bank and it’s been incredibly hect... Read more
what you say and do matters
Tuesday, March 31, 2020      7 comments

I didn’t want to write this blog, but I had to let my emotions out. I posted a picture on Sunday that was taken back in January. I’m wearing a cute hat, that I was too afraid to buy but my friends talked me into it. I’ve always loved hats, but... Read more
positivity
Sunday, March 29, 2020      5 comments

My anxiety has been high since COVID19 hit the US. My county has been set to shelter in place. I’m an essential worker and still go into work on my same weekly schedule. It’s been stressful. So I’m trying to focus on positive phrases. I am res... Read more
I bought a treadmill
Saturday, March 28, 2020      10 comments

The last 24 yrs of my life have been a struggle because of my weight. I’m 30 now, and I can remember being as young as 6 when I realized I was bigger than other girls. In elementary school, when I would hang out at friends houses for sleepovers,... Read more
a body is not a destination
Friday, February 28, 2020      9 comments

A body is not a destination. A body is not a destination. A body is not a destination. This statement is so powerful to me. I wish I knew, really knew, the truth of this when I was younger. I would imagine how my life could be with my per... Read more
it’s OK
Tuesday, February 25, 2020      6 comments

For the people struggling, it’s OK. For the people who feel like a failure, it’s OK. For the people trying and trying, it’s OK. Stop being so hard on yourself. it’s OK! Stop feeling like you have to lose 10lbs in a month. Stop trying to ha... Read more
what are you carrying?
Monday, February 24, 2020      6 comments

What are you carrying that you can let go of? Today, I panicked because in the lighting in my living room, my face was darker than my neck. This is a cardinal rule, a makeup no-no. My husband told me I’m beautiful and I look fine and he thinks... Read more
but, I want it now
Sunday, February 23, 2020      6 comments

In a world of instant gratification, weight loss is hard. And, loving ourselves is hard. We expect immediate results because it’s what we want. We expect to be able to look in the mirror and magically not hate what we see. We want it, and we w... Read more
more
Friday, February 21, 2020      6 comments

I remember it vividly. I was so angry with my body. I hated all the extraness that hung on me. I wanted to grab a knife and slice the excess off. I wanted to pull the fat off my body. I cried violently, hating myself. It’s taken a while, bu... Read more

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