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a new health update

whew! the past year has been kind of a roller coaster.  work was stressful on top of finishing up grad school.  i inevitably gained weight.  but it was more than i have ever gained.  i was ashamed and embarrassed.  i actually didn’t take any pictures for almost a year. so needless to say, i had… Continue reading a new health update

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may 2018 update

weighing.  i didn’t weigh, but i know i gained some.  i noticed some things about my body that told me this.  i don’t feel the need to actually weigh right now though. diet.  i have not completely abandoned my weekday vegetarian thing.  in fact, i would like to work my way back to it.  i’m still… Continue reading may 2018 update

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april 2018 update

weighing.  i have lost three pounds.  it’s not much but we’re finally moving in the right direction. weekday vegetarian.  still doing this well!  i was kind of skipping meat on the weekends, but have now purposefully added it back in.  but i’m very picky about my meat so it has to be high quality and… Continue reading april 2018 update

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march 2018 update

weighing.  i have gained more weight, sadly.  i am not really sure why.  i am eating well, but i refuse to change it or restrict it to something unhealthy.  i could be working out more and harder so that’s what i’m going to try.  i also need to watch my portions.  but still…i don’t know what’s going on.  i think i… Continue reading march 2018 update

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february 2018 update

weighing.  i actually gained weight, which seems crazy.  but i have toned up some so maybe it’s muscle building. i am excited to see some actual changes.  the number can motivate me.  it’s obviously not doing that right now, but maybe i’ll take my measurements to see a more accurate view in the future. weekday… Continue reading february 2018 update

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january 2018 update

okay… so we are about halfway through january so that’s a good point to reflect on how the month is going. i still haven’t weighed.  i don’t want to obsess, which can totally happen.  i used to weight almost every day and i know how damaging that can be for me so i try to… Continue reading january 2018 update

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12•15 | high five for friday! | december update

…one…   i was officially accepted to an accelerated masters program for educational leadership and policy building.  the last time i talked about grad school (about a year ago), i was quitting… i was bored and stressed out from the way that my school year was going.  so i quit.  maybe it wasn’t the best… Continue reading 12•15 | high five for friday! | december update

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those winter blues…

every december, i have a rough time.  it usually lasts about 4-7 days.  i don’t know i’m in it until i’m in the middle, when it builds crashes into me.  but once i actually realize it, i can pull myself out. two years ago, it happened during and right after Christmas. last year, it hit… Continue reading those winter blues…

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trying a new thing…

so i have tried pretty much every diet out there in my 33 years.  i used to yoyo diet to my own detriment.  in the past few years, i’ve focused on more healthy things like balanced food groups, smaller portions, and meal prepping.  i had a lot of success with whole 30.  but once i… Continue reading trying a new thing…

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self care ideas

my word of the year is health.  we’re nearing the end of the year and i feel like i did a pretty good job of sticking to it as my focus. my plan was (and is) to be conscious of what my mind, body, and soul need.  i’ve made heath my priority, and i definitely… Continue reading self care ideas

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whole 30 | round 2

since passing the 30 day mark back in february, i’ve had some missteps. i work well with constraints and guidelines. so when i didn’t have them anymore, i made some mistakes. it happened slowly, so slowly that i didn’t realize that it was really affecting me until about may.  it wasn’t that bad but i… Continue reading whole 30 | round 2

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may 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} these are all products that i’ve either recently rediscovered or are my old faithfuls for the summer… loreal pro matte foundation – i’ve mentioned this one in the past but it’s back because it is the time of the year when it’s perfect to wear here in hot texas.  it stays… Continue reading may 2017 monthly favorites.

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5•19 | high five for friday!

…one…   it’s the last day of school!! we got out so early this year.  i can’t say it was worth it.  we only got one week at christmas.  😦  but i’ll still take it.  graduation is tomorrow.  it’s always bittersweet, but i like the finality of it, the closing of a door and the opening… Continue reading 5•19 | high five for friday!

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5•5 | high five for friday!

…one…   thank a teacher this week! 🙂 ….two…   i worked on these chalkboards for a friend’s son’s graduation party this week.  the wood had a cool texture and it made the chalk marker and wax look natural and cool. …three… i ordered my new planner this week.  i actually got to order early… Continue reading 5•5 | high five for friday!