Posts Tagged ‘Change’

Weight and Change

It feels like I started this blog a lifetime ago, and I decided to give myself a break from blogging for as long as I wanted to. I still write, but I do it with a pen and paper these days. The truth is that I enjoy my quieter, more peaceful life, but this lifestyle isn’t as conducive to writing interesting posts about my health and weight. Last week I went to the doctor because I hurt my back somehow, and by Thursday the pain was too much to ignore. I’m on the mend now, thankfully, and I weighed 8 pounds less than I did the last time I stepped on the same scale in August of last year. That number isn’t particularly blog-worthy either, but I’m okay with it because the last year has brought about more change in my life than most years prior. Let’s recap: June 3rd will mark my first wedding anniversary, which seems insane to me. I can’t believe that Michael and I have been married for almost a year already, and that’s just one of many changes I’ve experienced.  I completed a degree, and I’m striving to complete another one before moving on to a […]
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Make a resolution that will change your life forever!

Get ready for a New Year’s challenge that will change your life forever. How many times have you promised yourself to finally lose that unwanted weight? How many times have you failed? This is nothing more than an exercise in self-destruction. This annual ritual results in lowering your self-esteem, not your weight.

You can feel good about yourself again. You can achieve a physical makeover that makes you look 10, even 20 years younger without Botox, filler injections, surgery, or without any unwanted health consequences. You can actually enjoy shopping for clothing. You can eliminate the need for a multitude of prescription drugs. You simply need a plan. Not just any plan, you need a plan that is backed up by facts and results.

Change and Devastation: Were You Affected by Hurricane Harvey or Irma?

Last week brought about some changes for me that I’ve been hesitant to make for the last few months. I left my job after reaching my two year mark, and I’m pursuing things that have given me a renewed sense of excitement. Change is inevitable and, often times, uncomfortable, but it’s also necessary. The new chapter is shaping up to be a good one. I’m thankful to feel burdens lifted in my life, and I’m taking time to focus on all of the reasons we have to be thankful.  I’m also sad for those in states surrounding Louisiana who have lost everything. I know that most of them will experience new chapters in time too, but life is hard for many of our neighbors right now. Two of my aunts lost their home and all of its contents, their cars and boat, etc. They have their health, which is obviously most important, but they’ll spend the coming months and years rebuilding their lives. I know that they’re grateful for that opportunity, but I can also imagine how much stress it has caused as they near retirement. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed with helplessness in times like these, when friends in […]
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New Kids on the Block, Change and Weekend Plans

Last week was a tough week at work because my boss left. I sulked about it because I was his favorite and vice versa. I think he’ll go on to do different things that are more suited to him, but I could live without all of the changes at work right now. There’s major change happening in every area of my life right now – most of them good. It’s just a lot to take in all at once. By the end of the week I was wiped out, and my plan was to relax at home Friday night. It didn’t happen like that though, which is great, because I had a wonderful weekend. Friday night a childhood dream came true for me. I loved New Kids on the Block from the time I was 10 years old until much later than I was willing to admit. Jordan was my favorite, and he still is! I wasn’t allowed to listen to them growing up, but I always told myself that someday I’d see them in concert. Twenty-five years later it happened. I knew they were coming to New Orleans because the venue is in my neighborhood, and my friends and I seriously considered […]
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