As someone who lives with daily, chronic pain, sometimes a flareup of that pain can shock even me. After decades of enduring it, I am often shocked when the flare arrives. I know that the pain has reached a crescendo when I can't jog up the stairs like I always do. My children notice that… Continue reading Pain and Persistence
One thing I tend to say far too often these days is that I'm "running out of time" to get healthy. It's not a fascination with morbidity, but rather a realization that, like Captain Picard says to Deanna Troi in Star Trek, "Recently, I've become aware that there are fewer days ahead than there are… Continue reading A Different Kind of Loss
Ah, 2020, the year of fun times, wild adventures, creativity and scrreeeeeeech, nevermind. That was my 2019 post opener. Here we are, 263 months into 2020 and what a ride it's been. Still in virtual lockdown over here, I have watched as the world around me has slowly returned to some mutated, dangerous semblance of… Continue reading Damned if you do, Damned if you Don’t
Graphic that says, "Don't Panic" Everyone in this country, and in most places around the world, are now faced with an unprecedented situation of either being at home, having your kids at home, and dealing with an alarming amount of new information, some of of concerning to say the least. My situation is no better… Continue reading Repeated Reassurance
I have diabetes. I first "acquired" it through three bouts of gestational diabetes. After the birth of my first daughter, I was borderline Type II, but I didn't really take that great care of myself, for a myriad of reasons. So, when I became pregnant with my son, I pretty much had it again as… Continue reading The Circuitous Nature of Self-Care VS Self-Sabotage
Some, most...ANYONE who knows me will tell you that I am a raging overthinker about everything. I have been criticized for it countless times, told that I am very negative. What people cannot see inside the person who is showing these signs is the deep, personal, internal struggle that the anxiety creates. In addition, these… Continue reading The Overthinking Mind
When I first started hearing about body positivity, I thought it was a good thing. The saying above, "Your worth is not measured by the size of your waist" is a very important concept related to body positivity. There are many reasons for people to feel positive about themselves no matter where they are in… Continue reading Body Positivity: The Good, the Bad and the Healthy
Last summer, I joined the local gym. I was (still am) overweight, out of shape (still am) and looking for more energy (still looking). The gym was offering a great incentive to join and they had...a POOL. I have a 12 year old and this is basically the holy grail of Summer. I could work… Continue reading Why I Stopped Going to the Gym after Swearing I’d Go Everyday for the Rest of my Life
There are so many *discussions* going on today from people who are uninformed and misguided about vaccinations. The title of this blog post is meant to be strongly worded for a reason. I believe that parents who do not vaccinate their children should be charged with a crime. I will not allow myself to continue… Continue reading Not Vaccinating your Child Should be a Crime. Period.
So, I started running. Ok, I began a program called Couch to 5K. I'm doing the treadmill plan, which is in there somewhere, but I just finished running so I'm too tired to look for it. I'm on Week 4, but it's actually Week 5. Confused? So am I. Well, the idea is that you… Continue reading Couch to 5K…If I Live Through It.