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Wellness Wednesday 2015-2

Wellness Wednesday 2015-2

Second week and I already almost forgot to post. My hard work has paid off and I’m down 4.4 pounds since January 5. I’ve been doing my wii fit, counting my calories and incorporating healthy habits. I’ve even been drinking water! There are already a few things that I can see I’m going to have to work on if this is all going to be sustainable. First, I think I’m going to need a second 1/2 cup measure. I feel like I’m constantly washing mine because so much of what I eat is measured in 1/2 cup increments. I’m sort of sick of looking...
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Leave the Hall Light On.

Leave the Hall Light On.

“MOM-my!” My eyes snapped open and I realized what I thought had been a cat meowing in a dream had actually been my son calling me. How many meows was it? At least two. I think. “MOMMY!” I jumped off the couch, found my glasses and looked at the time. Almost midnight. Next thing I knew, I was in his room and lightheaded from the sprint up the stairs and the sinus medication I had taken earlier. “What’s wrong?” “I need water.” He sounded so little, quite unlike the eight year old he actually turned into two weeks ago. I...
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Wellness Wednesday 2015-1

Wellness Wednesday 2015-1

I decided to resurrect my Wellness Wednesday series in the hopes that doing so will provide me with some ongoing accountability. I’ll be totally honest with you though. If I start to slip, I’ll probably just stop doing the posts. I realize that totally defeats the purpose, but my blog, my rules. I’m not going to sit here and fat shame myself. I don’t want to whine that I’m so fat and ugly and nothing fits and so on. What I am going to do is put some facts out there. As of January 5, I weighed 165 pounds. This is the most I’ve ever...
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Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

Last year I wrote a post about my goals and stuff, cleverly titled Goals and Stuff. Some years I meet my goals, some I don’t, but I like setting them anyway. If things work out well, I can be all “Hey! Look at me, making stuff happen WOOHOO!!!” But if I fail to accomplish things, I have created something to beat myself up over which is one of my favorite hobbies. In 2014, I set out to do three things: finish the first draft of the memoir manuscript, lose 50 pounds, and empty my house of all nonessential items. I didn’t do any of them, but I’m...
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True Story.

True Story.

Leaving home was always an option but such bold moves weren’t my specialty, the possible repercussions too frightening. So I bought a dog and removed the ability to stay. Sometimes the courage to choose lies in pretending there’s no longer a choice.