I know you're feeling frustrated because you had your first "bad" food weekend since restarting this journey almost two months ago. I know you're angry at yourself and feeling physically ill because of the carbs and fat you've ... Read more
Goals and plans for mom's surgery week.
This Thursday is the day that my mom is having right thumb/hand arthroplasty. We've both been hot messes (my mom more than me, obviously) with a severe spike in anxiety. My mom is fiercely independent and despises having to ask for help. I'm ... Read more
A stress-busting blog.
So, my mom is having a thumb arthroplasty done next Thursday and I have become increasingly anxious about it. I'm obviously anxious about her making through surgery and about the surgery being successful. I admit that I'm also extremely anxiou... Read more
Did you know it's ok to say, "NO!" and take control?
I've noticed a theme lately among other Spark users. A lot of people, including myself, seem to have difficult saying "no" to others and taking control of our own health. Personally, I have historically had a very hard time declining invitatio... Read more
September was a reset month for me...and a fairly successful one at that. I lost some weight, changed some habits, etc. Now that I *finally* feel like I'm on track, I thought I'd start doing my monthly goal blogs again!
1. Lose a minimu... Read more
Our thoughts only have power over us if we believe them.
Despite being a mental health therapist and knowing strategies to help combat anxiety, I can't help but continue to feel anxious about the current state of our world. I'm left in shock on a daily basis by the hate, anger, hypocrisy and judgment... Read more
Some things I'm (re)learning about myself.
Anyone who has read any of my blogs over the past several years knows that I lost a significant amount of weight about five years ago. Since then, I've fallen in love, gotten married and become totally complacent. As I refocus on this journey ... Read more
Beyond fed up!
Time has marched on and instead of being healthier, I am at my all-time highest weight!!!
I guess my story is fairly typical. Thin girl gains weight in her 20s, loses said weight in her late 20s and gains it back in her early 30s. I keep ... Read more
You know that road that's paved with good intentions...
...well, that is kind of how I view "dieting". Of course I never meant to get this fat. I admit that I was naturally lax about my food intake because I spent my entire youth thin. I also admit that I became lax again after losing almost 100 l... Read more
I have my master's!!!
I'm so freakin' proud of myself! I received my grade on my 33 page thesis paper today and I can now say that I have a master's in clinical mental health counseling!!! I've always wanted to pursue my M.S. and it feels amazing to finally check i... Read more
Goals, goals, goals!
Ok, so it's been a while since I've written out any specific goals for myself. I've managed to stay off the scale (only because it's in hiding in my mom's guest bathroom), which is a total miracle. I BOMBED during my vacation a couple weeks ag... Read more
The breakup of a longtime relationship.
Before anyone gets too worried, the breakup to which I'm referring is the one I had this weekend with my scale!
I woke up yesterday morning and the first thing I wanted to do was get on the scale...after eating sodium-laden Chinese the ni... Read more
Even though I'm focusing on weekly goals, I just realized that I have some significant dates this summer that I can use as mini-goal dates. In the past, I would place expectations on myself that were barely attainable. When I lost weight the f... Read more
Well, I'm actually not hating this week! I've been trying to stay positive, even though I have to deal with that obnoxious 23-year old student again tomorrow LOL. I'm just going to keep my head down and do my work the best of my ability. I th... Read more
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Well, last week was a b!tch. We had a death in the family and were constantly on the run. You all know what that means...horrible food choices. I was so physically and emotionally spent that I honestly didn't care about making healthy choices... Read more