• Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    Procrastination, be damned!

    One of my goals for this month is to make a list each night of what needs done the next day. I was able to cross off all but one thing, and one other thing is in progress. So, yay! I am a horrible procrastinator. Lists help. Another goal I had set for this month was to try to remain positive, even if I am feeling grouchy. I was successful at this as well. However, I did allow myself a moment or two to acknowledge the grumpy, and then move on. I did not make the best food choices today. I am done beating myself up about it though. Tomorrow…

  • Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    New Year, New Me

    Hahahaha. Just kidding. We all know that I suck at following through on stuff. On my Insta, I had wanted to take a photo each day of my view from the porch. OMG, I missed so many days. UGH. So, then I was going to start taking a photo each morning at daybreak. Well, that lasted all of two days. It is cold, dead, and gray outside. No one wants to see 47922 pictures of that. Besides, with my sleep issues, I am not always up that early. I have really been trying to take a good hard look at myself, though, to assess where I really need to make…

  • Better Every Day,  Hey. Hi. Hello.,  Rediscovery

    Well, hello…

    I am so horrible about being here. I WANT to be here. I have a lot of crap I would love to get off my chest. But, just like FB and elsewhere, no one wants to read my whining posts. SO, I try to suck it up. I lost my job back in September. I knew it was coming, as my boss distanced herself from me, and my coworkers got to the point that they didn’t even acknowledge me until they needed something. It sucked. I really loved my job. For the first time in my life, I did not dread going in to work. I have loved all of…

  • Better Every Day

    Baby steps

    I have noticed two things in the last month. I can run my fingers through my long hair and not come away with a handful of it. And my fingernails! For the first time in well.. forever? They are the longest they have ever been. They are not bending, peeling or cracking. *knocks on wood* I will take any and all small victories at this point! 🙂 On the downside? This may be TMI.. so you have been warned. I did not have my monthly for a good while. But now that my numbers are moving towards where they should be… it is back. And this month? With a vengeance.…

  • Better Every Day

    A Herstory

    A little background for those that do not know me… I have always been overweight. I was skinny once, when I was about 15, for like 20 minutes. It was great. Knowing what I know now, OH how I wish I could go back. However, I cannot. For years I complained to doctors about how tired I was. I complained about my painful, heavy, unpredictable periods. I complained about my brittle nails, my overly dry skin, how my hair would come out in clumps… I complained about the weight gain, and how no amount of healthy eating or exercise ever brought on any weight loss. I complained of severe, chronic…