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Oh sleep, how I miss you
Sunday, August 05, 2018      5 comments

I haven’t slept well all week. As someone who can usually sleep 9-12 hrs a night, struggling to fall asleep and waking up in the middle of the night unable to fall back asleep has been brutal. I am hoping that soon I can catch up on sleep but ... Read more
well, that’s a lotta stress
Friday, August 03, 2018      3 comments

We may be moving. Holy crap. As I write the words I feel all the stress and anxiety. I’m so overwhelmed at the possibility. But, it seems fate is pushing us into that direction and making it seem as if it’s going to happen by the end of the ... Read more
the dreaded “I can’t have that”
Wednesday, August 01, 2018      3 comments

My blogs usually start with random words typed out until I am able to backspace that out and form the words and sentences of how I’m really feeling. Since you only read the “finished product” I’ll share a thought that popped right out and onto t... Read more
wise words from my nutrition coach
Monday, July 30, 2018      7 comments

I was venting to my nutrition coach and she shared wise words I want to share with you all. “Your negative self talk is your biggest road block If you can get past that and chose to eat right and exercise because, it's the right thing to do ... Read more
today was a big step
Sunday, July 29, 2018      4 comments

I went all day without makeup. And, I was in public places. I have NEVER in my life done this. I always have at least concealer, powder and mascara. I felt oddly comfortable and uncomfortable all at once. I got a facial today and spent more ... Read more
my love/hate with clothes
Saturday, July 28, 2018      5 comments

I love fashion. I love bold earrings, statement or delicate necklaces, fun clutches, scarves, boots, sandals, fun tops or classic Ts, jeans and dresses...well truly I love it all. But I find myself struggling to dress my shape and I don’t buy ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts my new perspective on NO
Friday, July 27, 2018      37 comments

Wednesday, I made cookies with my Little from Big Brothers Big Sisters. They were chocolate chip with mini M&M’s and looked fantastic. I did not eat one cookie or a bite of dough. Yesterday, I wanted to eat a bajillion French fries. I had to s... Read more
why is food so tempting anyway?
Thursday, July 26, 2018      8 comments

I have 5 senses but boy, do I love taste! It’s wild to think just how tempting food is and how it consumes most of my thoughts every day. So I am trying to focus on something else when I find myself thinking about food; smell a candle or put o... Read more
well this is harder than I thought
Wednesday, July 25, 2018      9 comments

Going back to gluten free and dairy free is so much harder than I thought it would be! Thankfully I planned out an awesome week of snacks and meals that are totally keeping me on track with my goals! I love my meals so much, I think I may cont... Read more
I don’t think it’s been worth it
Monday, July 23, 2018      7 comments

I look back at the weeks I would sneak snacks, binge, order take-out and not stick to my plan. I haven’t lost weight since March and it’s because I added gluten and dairy to my diet and stopped staying consistent and hitting my macros. I thou... Read more
possible big life changes
Sunday, July 22, 2018      3 comments

I am faced with a decision: do I stay at a job that’s convenient and I’m good at but don’t love or do I take a leap into a job that I’ve been wanting to do? I’m working on a pro-con list but until I have all the details of the new position, I ... Read more
all the emotions
Friday, July 20, 2018      5 comments

It is almost that time of the month...I am bloated, hungry, emotional. I’ve been binge eating, sneaking snacks and crying (a lot). I hate myself for slipping off track like this. But, it’s probably just the heightened emotions speaking. ... Read more
half a step forward and two steps back
Thursday, July 19, 2018      5 comments

I finally have been feeling better! I took a walk and can sit comfortably. Then today I did some cleaning and felt my back lockup. The first thought that popped in my head was oh please no. I am hoping with more meds I will be fine. But it’s ... Read more
I just want to go for a walk
Wednesday, July 18, 2018      5 comments

It’s been 9 days since I could go on a walk. 9 days since I felt the sun on my skin, got to put in my headphones and tune out the world and watch the sunrise and sunset. 9 days since I felt stress free, no anxiety and just overall good. 9 da... Read more
when your ego is bruised
Sunday, July 15, 2018      3 comments

My new sneakers made me feel amazing and I really thought that maybe I would be able to do the 5k. And then, it started pouring rain and the course involved two steep gravel hills. So I decided it’s better not to do it and to keep my back fe... Read more

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