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The importance of picking it right back up:
Sunday, March 07, 2021      6 comments

I dropped it yesterday. Around 6:00pm. . . after dinner, which was tacoless tacos..... meat, cheese, lettuce, and a bit of sour cream. On point, almost carbless. . . Then I sat down and got back into my continuing education training.... Read more
SOS! Support Needed :(
Thursday, March 04, 2021      5 comments

Okay y'all I'm a pretty positive person. I have tried to not be hard on myself when it comes to the weight that I have gained during this last year of failed health. I have stayed calm and adjusted to the struggles. I have stated that I need to... Read more
SOS! Support Needed :(
Thursday, March 04, 2021      1 comments

Okay y'all I'm a pretty positive person. I have tried to not be hard on myself when it comes to the weight that I have gained during this last year of failed health. I have stayed calm and adjusted to the struggles. I have stated that I need to... Read more
Mindfulness and Raising Toddlers:
Tuesday, March 02, 2021      5 comments

I'm a substance abuse therapist. Our agency and facility needed someone trained and certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), so I jumped into a week long online program that will train me on all the concepts and provide me with m... Read more
Contimplating a return to Barriatrics and the Gym
Monday, March 01, 2021      4 comments

Hokay. So.... here's de earth. . . If you got the reference, good. I hope you laughed. Today I have my second round of PT. Tomorrow I go back down to Pittsburgh for a follow up with ENT, Thursday I go back to work. (Squeeeee) I... Read more
I'm old. LOL
Wednesday, February 24, 2021      6 comments

I was talking to one of my co-workers and she asked me what I was doing to lose weight. I told her my plan (eat right, exercise, move more, intentional eating, and Sparkpeople) She looked at me funny when I mentioned SP. "Isn't that site, ... Read more
Physical Therapy:
Tuesday, February 23, 2021      4 comments

So I had my first PT Appointment yesterday. My physical therapist was really happy with the starting point that I'm at. My doctor had originally prescribed me to do PT 3x a week, but after yesterdays appointment, the PT said that I don't n... Read more
Motivation:
Monday, February 22, 2021      2 comments

The last 3 months have been the biggest challenge of my life. I struggled, hard, to stay motivated to do anything. By December of last year I was barely functioning. I had to find a way to keep myself at least moving the bare minimum. ... Read more
Mantras
Thursday, February 18, 2021      3 comments

Think Positive Exercise Daily Worry Less Work Hard Stay Strong Eat Healthy Dance More Love Often Be Happy Enjoy the Adventure... Read more
Realizations in mortality. . .
Sunday, February 07, 2021      6 comments

I'm shook. I'm literally in tears as I write this post because for the first time, I'm realizing just how badly my body was breaking down prior to surgery. I mean I "knew" but I didn't really think about how insane the changes really were.... Read more
Where I've been, where I'm at, and where I'm going:
Thursday, January 21, 2021      3 comments

Yeah..... so November was my last blog entry. It honestly feels a lot longer than that. So what happened? Where did I go? Well..... it's been an adventure, that's for sure.... In November I posted about my Neurosurgery appointment and the ... Read more
The results of my visit:
Saturday, November 14, 2020      4 comments

Well... that didn't go as planned...... I met with my new NS yesterday, and I started with the PA. After a review of my history she went over her impressions. She obviously confirmed the Chiari Malformation 1.5, but when we started talk... Read more
Big Appointment Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020      3 comments

Today is a huge day for me.... Today I am meeting with Dr. Robert Friedlander, Chair of the department of Neurosurgery for UPMC Pittsburgh. This guy is the top of the top for my condition (Chiari Malformation) in the state. I'm both ... Read more
Inner Monolouge
Tuesday, November 10, 2020      3 comments

Did you know that some people don't have an inner monologue? I learned this the other day and it fascinated me. I've always had one, and while I may not like that voice in my head from time to time, I'm glad she's there. So, I learned that... Read more
Small Changes.
Saturday, October 31, 2020      5 comments

I don't have much to say today... it's been a long week a... Read more

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