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Pregnant in a bigger body
Saturday, April 10, 2021      5 comments

I was terrified to become pregnant as a plus size woman. Pregnancy is celebrated in the small; those who don’t look pregnant from behind, or are belly only. Women are pressured to bounce back in 6wk, lose the baby weight fast, and look as if the... Read more
I like to move it, move it
Saturday, August 29, 2020      3 comments

This week, I smiled while exercising. Breathing heavy, modifying most of the movements, feeling the rhythm of the music. I wasn’t “ashamed” of modifying or embarrassed if I had to take a break. I did what felt best for me. I honored my body in... Read more
this blog will sound weird
Wednesday, August 26, 2020      6 comments

I am worried that I am losing weight too quickly. I know that probably sounds weird. I’ve been believing that slow and steady wins the race so having this happen, has got me a little worried. I don’t track calories. I eat when I am hungry, h... Read more
breaking old habits
Tuesday, August 25, 2020      5 comments

Breaking old habits is hard work. It’s so easy to slip into old ways, but it takes thoughtful decisions and conscious action to make changes. I don’t want to track calories, macros, steps, or measure each ounce or gram I eat. I don’t want my l... Read more
I am capable
Tuesday, August 18, 2020      4 comments

Inaction seemed easier, somehow. I would rather not even try than to try and fail. And so, I became unhappy in my life. It wasn’t what I wanted. I wasn’t who I wanted to be. But the idea of making changes seemed so overwhelming. My whole life ne... Read more
therapy
Saturday, August 15, 2020      6 comments

Therapy has been amazing. I mean, it’s hard work and emotional but it’s really made a difference. I even realized last night that since I’ve started therapy regularly, I have not binged. I’m slowly improving my relationship with myself which i... Read more
the first step
Saturday, June 20, 2020      5 comments

I thought my first step was counting my calories. When that didn’t work, I thought my first step would be buying a treadmill. That didn’t work. I tried a bullet journal, bought a TRX suspension trainer, and got rid of all the snacks in my house.... Read more
I want to be a mom
Monday, June 01, 2020      4 comments

I want to be a mom. I’ve wanted to be a mom for years now and it’s never been the right time. The timing now still isn’t perfect but there never really is a right time. For a while, I’ve wanted to adopt. Lyme disease is something I could pas... Read more
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

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