Keto or Bust!
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3 comments
My life has been a hot mess since my last blog post in May. My ex did not go down silently, and became a stalker who just wouldn't quit. I was getting texts from apps to circumvent my having blocked his numbers, e-mails, voicemails from random n... Read more
Starting Over In So Many Ways
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 1 comments
If you go back through my past blogs, to those written during last summer of 2018, you can read my struggles with my partner etc. Well, I finally left him a few weeks ago. It was both one of the hardest and easiest things I've ever done. My hear... Read more
Trying to be Grateful
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 4 comments
I know I should be happy with my body, grateful for everything it can do. I can walk up 4 flights of stairs - albeit being a little winded at the top - or snowshoe or lift heavy bags of groceries and I can swim and hike and dance (most days, wh... Read more
Is it me?
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4 comments
I managed to reach my weight goal of 150lbs last year, which was great. And I've mostly maintained that (I've gained a few lbs over the holidays) but honestly, I don't feel like I look all that different. Yes, physically, I know there's a big di... Read more
Dirty 30 and Starting Over
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 4 comments
I turn 30 years old today. I still remember being young enough to think that 30 was incredibly mature and adult, yet here I am now and DO NOT feel like I thought being 30 would be like!! But maybe it's the kick in the butt I've needed these last... Read more
It's been 3 days
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 6 comments
Three days since I moved out of the home I shared with my partner and his parents for the better part of 2 years. That's a minuscule amount of time compared with how long I was there, yet it seems like I've been here much longer than 3 days. I'm... Read more
Each day seems like an eternity
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 5 comments
I know it's because I'm incredibly stressed right now, and because I'm unhappy and dreading a very serious life-altering conversation I have to have this week but ugh... It feels like every day just drags on forever. The ache in my heart just we... Read more
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 8 comments
My life has been a crazy emotional roller coaster these past few weeks. I've been in a very unhealthy living situation (living with my partner and his elderly parents) and an unhealthy (dare I say even abusive) relationship for over two years no... Read more
5% Challenge Goal Achieved!
Friday, August 10, 2018 5 comments
When I started this summer's 5% Challenge, I weighed 169.5 lbs on July 30th. My goal was to hit 161 lbs (Meaning I'd have lost 5% of my starting weight) by August 25th for the end of the challenge. Well, I've hit my goal already! This morning I ... Read more
My Big Hike - Success & Failure (Now with photos!)
Tuesday, August 07, 2018 3 comments
On the morning of Saturday August 4th, I set off on my Big Hike. The pack on my back contained everything I would need for the next 36 hours or so, from my hammock-tent, to socks and snacks. The weather was supposed to be incredibly hot so I set... Read more
Hike Planning and Hype
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3 comments
I can't believe I'm only 4 sleeps away from setting out on my FIRST EVER solo overnight hike!! I'll be covering roughly 45 kms over two days (if all goes according to plan) with my night spent at a sweet little campground roughly halfway. I... Read more
Size Confusion and Body Dismorphia
Friday, July 27, 2018 1 comments
I'm no stranger to weight gain and weight loss, be it purposeful or accidental. My weight has ranged from 193 lbs when I was 16, to 122 lbs when I was 24, and then all the way back up again. I'm sitting in the mid 160's as I write this, hoping t... Read more
What am I even doing?
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 1 comments
Having a really rough week Sparkers... the weather has been heavy, muggy and rainy and while we've needed the rain, I can't really go for a lunchtime walk in a thunderstorm. To top it all off, there's tension in the household between the in-laws... Read more
"Hiked" 20kms this Weekend!
Monday, July 16, 2018 1 comments
I added another 5kms to my weekend walk/hike this past Saturday and did a total of 20kms in a little over 4 hours. The trail I followed was basically flat and straight so I waffle on calling it a hike but I was carrying a 30lbs pack the whole wa... Read more
Battling the Carb Bloat - Keto maybe?
Thursday, July 12, 2018 2 comments
I'm noticing more and more now the effects of carbs on my level of bloating and water weight gain. I always go up a few pounds the days after I eat more carbs than usual (I'm staying under 125 most days, but the days I do go over, I feel it and ... Read more
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