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The trouble with being human

I feel confident that I am not the only person struggling with existence right now. Honestly, based on headlines, I feel like anyone would be hard pressed NOT to be struggling with something. In my little life, however, there seems to be a bountiful array of issues that are troubling me. Body I am fat. It’s not fun. I work…

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Not a real blog post

This is not a real blog post for the following reasons: I have painted, but all my paintings are either at an uninteresting stage or are stealth projects. Better luck next week. I am not feeling 100% I am striking against all the idiots in the world, including, but not limited to: People who leave “comments” to see something Politicians…

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Why my “why” has said good-bye

The Weight Watcher’s theme this week is “What’s Your ‘Why’: Hold your motivation close-it can be a weight-loss anchor.” I have known for some time that I have lost my “why” along this weight-loss journey. Possibly worse, I am actively afraid to try again. To recap, In April 2014 a lot of things came together and I began Weight Watchers…

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An inauspicious start

Well, my 2017 is certainly off to a lurching, rather upsetting start. Pneumonia On December 31 I took the dogs for a walk and noticed my lungs felt tight and rather “burning.” By Sunday (Jan 1) I knew I was sick with either a cold or the flu. On Tuesday (Jan 3) I made an emergency call to the doctor…

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Positivity Experiment & Conclusion

The Age of Medicine Lately I have been struggling with almost every aspect of my life, including my mental health. I have been on depression and anxiety medication for 17 years and I know from all experience that: 1) Medication issues (such as not getting the correct medication on time) can take about 6 months to fully show up and…

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The random day that helps you with perspective

Warning, right up front. This post is about weight loss, medical stuff, and emotions. Stop reading now if you’re in it for the humor or the art. Daily Summary I had two doctor’s appointments today. I also had to go to work early to work around one of those appointments. A stapler in my office caused me to have a…

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OK. I admit it.

Disclaimer: This may be more about my medical condition and history than you really want to know. So, seriously, if you are the kind of person who dreads hearing about medical stuff, close the browser and go to some other post. I would. If I could. *** I have asthma. If this was a 12-step program, it has taken me…

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Health, Personal

Via Survey – My best qualities

A few months ago, Weight Watchers did a “Get Happy” campaign. They suggested this survey from Via and I took it. I actually think the results are pretty accurate, though I was surprised at the first couple as my strongest traits. After about #7 I think it gets pretty murky, but I would agree that the last 4-5 could use…

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Multnomah Falls Hike

This weekend my Weight Watchers group hiked to the top of Multnomah Falls. This is something I would never have thought I could do. A moderate, 2.2-mile hike with 700 feet of elevation gain to the top of Multnomah Falls. I have to be honest. If they think this is “moderate” I don’t even want to know what difficult might…

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Keeping it real (about giving up)

Last week I gave up on Weight Watchers. Something just gave in me and I ate everything. This was a conscious decision. I knew I was doing it. I kept a few things from my healthy ways. I packed lunch a couple of days. I walked at lunch and took the dog for hikes. But essentially, I just ate things…

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