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Don't Give Up
Monday, March 19, 2018      35 comments

This coming September, I will celebrate my ten year SparkVersary. Yes, I have been a member of SparkPeople for ten years now. I know I don't look like it right now, but just a little over 2 years ago, I did reach my goal weight. I've just had a ... Read more
How to Ease Sore Ankles After a Long Day of Walking
Sunday, March 18, 2018      3 comments

I've done a ton of walking the past two days. My back feels fine, but my ankles are paying the price. However, I have learned that if you wrap an ice pack around your ankle for 15 minutes, it works wonders! Ok, so an Epsom soak helps, too, but t... Read more
Off Kilter
Sunday, March 18, 2018      4 comments

Have you ever found yourself in a place where everything just seems "off"? That's where I am right now, and I'm not sure how I got here. I'm not actually working right now. Just doing odd jobs, but they have me so overwhelmed that I am so lost, ... Read more
When Anti-Psychotics Create Weight Gain
Friday, March 09, 2018      1 comments

I wrote a new blog in my Beautifully Cracked: My Life Bipolar website about how bipolar meds cause weight gain and my own personal experience. I thought I'd share it here, too. beautifullycracked681640 Read more
What a Way to Start the Day
Monday, March 05, 2018      4 comments

Since I hurt myself back in October 2016, I've not been able to move much at all. My body just wouldn't allow me to contort in the ways I wanted it to. Being able to do the simplest things, like tie my shoes, put on my socks, or even do basic ca... Read more
Time to Hit the Reset Button
Friday, March 02, 2018      4 comments

Now that the dust has settled after Wednesday's news, I am now sitting here with a renewed sense of self and a renewed goal on what is next. I feel a little better about what happened and why it happened. It wasn't my fault, and I didn't do anyt... Read more
An Odd Feeling
Wednesday, February 28, 2018      6 comments

I've been here before. Just a year ago, as a matter of fact, but for a different reason. This time last year it was due to my back and the fact that I couldn't get a grip on the amount of pain I was in. This year? I caught pneumonia one week int... Read more
Physical Pain is Not Just Physical
Sunday, February 25, 2018      7 comments

After a very weird mixed bipolar mixed episode yesterday afternoon that seemed like a combination of panic attack and mania, I decided it was finally time to do what I had been thinking of doing for a long time now. I started a blog on being bip... Read more
It's Working!
Saturday, February 24, 2018      2 comments

It has been a long 18 months since I injured my lower back. I have literally struggled on a daily basis just to do the basic minimum, and that has left me struggling with more than just the pain in my lower back. It left me with mental and emoti... Read more
I Need More of Those
Sunday, February 18, 2018      8 comments

Yesterday I treated myself to a deep tissue massage. I originally planned on getting a hot stone massage, but for some reason, due to not having one for so long and all of the built up tension, sore muscles and all, I went with the other. It hur... Read more
Infusing Goodness
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      3 comments

I'm at home sick. Again. Last week I was diagnosed with pneumonia, and apparently I'm not 100% just yet, and my lack of sleep the past couple of nights made for a perfect storm for a relapse. Hopefully just resting today will help alleviat... Read more
Not That Way
Sunday, February 11, 2018      9 comments

I have bipolar disorder 1. That means I struggle with the manic side, not just the depressive side of bipolar disorder. For some, that could mean ou... Read more
Close Call/Wake Up Call
Monday, February 05, 2018      7 comments

Have you ever feared something so much you have nightmares about it? Well, mine almost came true this morning. Boots is my 7 year old Boston Te... Read more
Sunday, February 04, 2018      6 comments

Well, my ankle and my other boo-boos are starting to heal, but not quite completely just yet. After getting out of the shower, I took inventory of my wounds, and was impressed by the fact that the swelling around my ankle has definitely come dow... Read more
Confounded by a Non-Scale Victory
Saturday, February 03, 2018      7 comments

On December 25th, I weighed in at 267. By mid January, I had dropped below 260, but this morning, the scale betrayed me at 265. What gives? It angered me. However, a lot has happened this week. Let's recap: * I spent the week leading ... Read more

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