Health coaches and fitness coaches, this post is for you. Don't tell fat people that the scale doesn't matter. It does. It matters--specifically to me. I spent my life hearing snide remarks, the backhanded compliments, and the insults about my weight. So often, I heard well-meaning family members say something like, "You would be so… Continue reading Don’t tell me the scale doesn’t matter!
So, this week was pretty amazing. First, the biggest news of all, yes, I am still talking about my A1C. It is down to 5.7. I am seeing my doctor on Monday. I am hoping that I go off meds. There are some trouble spots in my labs. You can read all about it here… Continue reading 8.29.2020 Check-in
After over a week of feeling like death from sheer fatigue, I am finally feeling somewhat better. When I say fatigue, I don't mean I am tired. Getting more sleep will not help. Fatigue is a symptom of an auto-immune issue. I did, at one point, get a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.… Continue reading Feeling better…sorta
Well, YAY! for me. I lurched myself out of bed this morning, and I walked. Sunday is one of my built-in rest days. Most weeks, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, are much shorter walks about 2.5 miles. Most of the time, I also do some arm weights; however, about halfway around the trail, I had to… Continue reading 51 and still Adulting
8.15.2020 268.2 Poundsand Hazel with a disapproving glare. This week was dismal with a few nice points but overall dismal. As you can see from the captioned photo, I gained 7 pounds. I am at 268.2. Not a rousing success. What went wrong, you ask? Everything…and Brunhilda, the saboteur. I am working on giving myself… Continue reading Dismal Week. How was yours?
What does self-sabotage look like? It looks a lot like me! Last week, I reached my second goal of 62 pounds released. I also made a few HUGE decisions focusing on health/fitness, my future, and changing my life 100%. And I got scared. This is on top of the scariness of releasing large amounts of… Continue reading Self-Sabotage and the Support of Strangers
8.8.2020 261 pounds & Hazel!!!!!! Whoa! What a week! First things first, yesterday, I made my second goal. This goal was 29 pounds. I weigh 261 pounds and down a total of 62 pounds. In keeping with my 10% goals, my next one is 26 pounds. Reaching this goal will bring me to 235 pounds… Continue reading 8.8.2020 Check-in and HAZEL!!!
Several years ago, I posted a meme on FaceBook that said something like, "Real Women Have Curves." A couple of friends of mine reach out at told me how hurtful that post was to them. You see, they have the exact opposite issue that I have, they are underweight. My friends have tried to gain… Continue reading Real Women are all Sizes
So, yesterday was my weigh-in day. I am moving forward, and this is happy-making for me. Not only is the scale going down, but I can also walk further. Friday, I was walking the long walk. I felt good, and I didn't have to get ready for work, so I decided to tack on the… Continue reading Sunday Musings and Observations
So, last week was very hard for many reasons. My body was in rebellion, and I developed a partial bowel obstruction. The good news is abdominal massage is a thing and a thing that works! But while I was trying to resolve this, I gained six pounds. Now, I know it was because I was… Continue reading Excitement and Toxic Thinking