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Category: Recovery

Summer in Review: The Foodie Bucketlist and Recovery Edition

My entire summer has been leading up to this moment post…. Okay, no, not really. But it doooooes kind of feel like it.  If you can recall, when I was heading home I published an exciting (to me), drool worthy (to me) bucketlist of all the food I wanted to eat and make this summer. Some items were goal foods for recovery and items that I’d been wanting to have for years, yet…

My Trip To Scotland Part Two. The Food, Guilt, Recovery, Compassion

Yesterday I spoke about my trip to Scotland in which I spent two weeks touring, eating, admiring and spending quality time with my family. As I said, it was wonderful. That being said, it was not without its difficulties. Now that I’ve returned, I’ve found myself feeling a lot of guilt. So now you ask – how can that be? If it was “so wonderful,” how could I be feeling anything but good things…

Thinking Out Loud: End of Summer Anxiety and Flying Away

Hi friends, It’s been forever since I’ve come here with a traditional, uncensored mind-dump, but I think this week especially could really use a good unloading of mind junk. So – I’m taking advantage of Amanda’s weekly link up and doing some major Thinking Out Loud.  First on the radar: Anxiety My anxiety has been pretty through the roof this week.  On monday I mentioned…

WIAW: The Steps I HAVE made

When looking over my summer thus far, it could be very easy to slip into a self deprecating mindset. I have not made the strides or steps that I had initially thought I’d make in my recovery. And to that, yes, I am disappointed in myself. But more than disappointed, I guess I can say I am humbled and accepting of how obviously hard this work is, and that I no doubt set too lofty…

Gaining Weight: The Unexpected and Surprising Struggle

Disclaimer: I am not a registered dietitician or have any credentials to elicit health advice. Everything I write is from my own experience and personal journey. Please consult a licensed health professional before making any plans for gaining weight.   With the onset of obesity and global desire to lose weight in our society, it elicits a notion that gaining weight is something that is easy – “too easy” – for most people…

Friday Top Three #3: Recommitting

Linking up with the fabulous Kate for a wordy Friday Top Three! Top Three Highs:   Tuesday’s mood. On Tuesday – the day after returning from my 5 days away at the folk festival – I was just in a really lovely mood. My work decided it apparently wasn’t important to inform me that my evening shift had changed to a 9 am start, so if I hadn’t called the night before just…

The “Image” of Success and Failure: Letting Go Of Shame

This summer has uncovered some dark truths to me.  Truths that are really hard for me to admit.  Have you ever, after some brutally honest reflection, come to discover that you, in fact, hold the same thoughts and opinions that you thought you always chastised in others? Those “people” who speak or think about others in a way that you’ve always “frowned upon” and swore you’d never think the same way as?&nbsp…

The Life Giving List – Healthy Ways to Spend My Time

I mentioned in a post last week how right now –  as I go through a pretty intense change of what my habitual way of living has been, and with that a whole slew of changes of thoughts and feelings – I am needing some extra “distraction.”  I am needing activities that I can do to literally take my mind off any coming anxiety and make the hours pass in a healthy way. That being said, using…

What I Ate Wednesday: What is “Time” Anyways?

Time is such a weird thing, no? I mean, back in cave(wo)man days, the only sense of when people ate was gaged by 2 things: their tummies rumbling and, I’m assuming, the sun (and whether or not the men brought home the bacon). So who was it that dictated 12:00 as the time to eat lunch? Or 6:00 for supper? or 8:00… 9:00… for breakfast?  Okay, of course…

Week In Review: Pushing Through Lethargy

Last week wasn’t that fun guys.  I’m just feeling so. bloody. tired. Physically, like crud. My body doesn’t want to move. All week I felt heavy and could barely keep my eyes open – even at work standing up. And with that, my mood has been pretty low. Motivation and care is nearly zilch. I don’t know if it was more the weather (rainy and cloudy all week), &nbsp…

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