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
446...a VERY scary moment for me as a diabetic. Talk about a wake-up call. When I saw this number on the monitor, I have to admit, I was pretty scared; shaking even. I knew the repercussions of a number this high and that I literally could have a stroke at any moment. This is my… Continue reading Putting My Carbs Where My Mouth is…Just less of them.
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
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