Obligatory first blog post, blah blah blah

I’m still ironing out the kinks in this site. Not sure if I like the theme, but I’ve played with it a bit.  Might change it to something else at some point. We shall see.

So, what is this place going to be all about?

Well, I really don’t know. I haven’t had a “public blog” in a long time. Like, years.  I kind of want to have a space to just blog whatever I feel like. I have a lot of interests. I have a lot going on in my life. There’s a lot to write about — everything from mental health to knitting, and from cooking and physical health to the crazy shit my cats do when they think we’re not paying attention (seriously, the girlcat loves to Matrix-bounce off the hallway walls from time to time, for example). Continue reading Obligatory first blog post, blah blah blah

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Breaking the Surface…

I’ve been mostly quiet for a while, and for good reason. I won’t lie: I’ve been struggling. Mentally, emotionally, physically… the last year has been harsh on me. Nothing horrible has happened in my life during that time. My brain has just been completely out of whack.

So, I had dropped a buttload of weight — to the tune of about 85 lbs by May of last year. Friday, it’s more like 55 lbs, if that. So I’ve gained 30 lbs since last May.

What happened?

Simply, I became overwhelmed. Continue reading Breaking the Surface…

Of Dreams & Trigger Dates

I’ve been dreaming about him a lot lately. As “trigger dates” approach, the nightmares increase in frequency and intensity. Trigger dates include special calendar observances, holidays and birthdays.

Last night’s dream stands out more than others because in the dream, he not only touched me, but he tried to detain me. Continue reading Of Dreams & Trigger Dates

2018: A Year of Learning

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I don’t know why I let my blog collect dust and then start posting again at the start of each year — but I suppose the important part is that I start posting again, right? Better late than never?

I can’t say 2018 was a terrible year. I can’t say it was a great year either. Let’s just say, it was like any other year: one full of ups and downs and everything in between. I’d like to think it was a year of learning, though, which I classify as an “up”. Continue reading 2018: A Year of Learning

My brain hasn’t caught up to my body yet.

I’m down 85 lbs (as of this past Monday).

I’m thrilled. Ecstatic. Beside myself. Blown away. I still have a long journey ahead of me, but damn, look at how far I’ve come so far. I’m proud of myself. I’ve done very well, even if it’s taken 5-6 years to remove that weight. Hell, it took a couple decades to put it on; it will take time to come off. I get that and I’m good with that.

So, what’s the problem? Continue reading My brain hasn’t caught up to my body yet.

Low-carb meals: leave the potatoes behind

I’m finding that I occasionally miss potatoes now, but when I am missing them, I try something like mashed cauliflower, or roasted sweet potato. Recently, I found that Walmart (Canada) has been selling a line of frozen Green Giant products that I didn’t know existed. These products include riced cauliflower (I have three bags in my freezer right now that I have to figure out what I’m going to do with), and tater tot-like creatures called Veggie Tots.

I bought the cauliflower ones, and the broccoli and cheese ones. Can I just say that these things are amazeballs? (Caveat: there’s wheat in the content.) Continue reading Low-carb meals: leave the potatoes behind

…down the rabbit hole…