Welcome to the first in my series about the life-altering experience I've been having since seeing this incredible movie. I've found that, along with the beautiful story and message of the film, almost every song in it tells the story of my life, and I need to share that with you. I'm starting with this [...]
Baby Duck is Turning Three!
My sweet, wonderful Angel boy. Your name means "man of prayer" or "full of goodness", and I'm more sure by the day that we named you well. You are such a good boy. You always want to help, always want to comfort or cheer anyone who's upset-even trying to comfort your sister when she's sitting [...]
Beginning to make connections: this is hard.
Mental health post: I have been asking myself a lot over the past few mos “is ____ part of my illness or part of who I am?” This week I realized the answer is : both. I will overcome aspects of and develop ways to manage my GAD, SA, and OCD, but they, especially the [...]
Fitness Post: I knew this was coming.
Today I finished the Bangin Bikini Body program in the Jillian Michaels app-and I'm super proud of that! I'm also halfway through the Beautiful Arms and Back and Sexy Abs programs. I'm super proud of finishing this program, because it's proof of my commitment to self care and doing what I have to, even if [...]
Small Changes, Big Improvement
Just because the growth isn't in public places and visible to everyone doesn't mean it's not happening, that it's not good or significant. -EI feel like so much is changing in me for the better. I also feel ashamed (there it is again!) that from the outside, unless you're in the extreme inner circle, you [...]
These are the size 10 jeans that were my October 7 goal. They fit comfortably! Woot woooot! Tentative goal for another size lost is 12/2 the Monday I start round 2 of JMBR. It's also the Monday after thanksgiving, but I really don't see that making a difference.