End of April Already? Oh Hell.
Oh my gosh. It’s been a week since I’ve updated. I knew it had been at least a few days, but not a week. Time is flying by so quickly… It’s the last day of April. Which means tomorrow starts the month of May. Which means, the last month of living in my apartment. Time to start packing up — or at least hunting down some boxes — I guess. Some life updates are in...
Definition of Beauty
“I think it was the first time in my life I ever felt like I looked “good.” Do you know what I mean? That nice feeling when you look in the mirror, and your hair’s right for the first time in your life? I don’t think we should base so much on weight, muscles, and a good hair day, but when it happens, it’s nice. It really is.” —The...
When I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to...– (a quote from an email my good friend sent me when he was super-Ambien-ed up)
Next to Normal
Day after day, Wishing all our cares away. Trying to fight the things we feel, But some hurts never heal. Some ghost are never gone, But we go on, We still go on. And you find some way to survive And you find out you don’t have to be happy at all, To be happier alive. Day after day, Give me clouds, and rain and gray. Give me pain, if that’s what’s real. It’s the price we...
A History of Quitting
I was excellent at quitting sports growing up. Oh sure, I’d give it a good try. But I’d max out after two years of ANYTHING. First there was baseball. No, I don’t mean softball. I mean - BASEBALL. With boys. An all boy team. And then there was me, the only girl who wanted to play, so they let me. I believe I was 6 and 7 when I played. Two summers in a row. Boys spit a lot, fyi. I...
One Twenty Five: The Secret Life of a... →
one-twenty-five: she’ll tell the sales assistant she doesn’t need help looking for a size, “I’m just browsing,” because she doesn’t want to say XL or size 18 she believes all other people see is her weight and everyone thinks she’s lazy the thought of people describing her to someone, is one of her biggest… So well said, it’s ridiculous. Seriously dead on. Well done, E.
People can’t understand why a man runs. They don’t see any sport in...– Glenn Cunningham (U.S. Olympian and mile record holder in the 1930’s)
This kid? Right here? Is of my favorite people in the WORLD. And one of my biggest inspirations. Gage Michael is going to do big things, people. He’s already better at basketball than his cousin! His mom posted this on facebook tonigth and I just HAD to share it… Can you see why it might be just a little bit difficult for me to imagine (at times) moving to the other side of the...
Water in the Glass
I have a glass in front of me right now… And I’m choosing to see it as just a glass with water in it. Weigh-in Day. Big day. And the weight? BAM! 196.5 The exact same weight I was on March 15th. Exactly. Not a half pound up or down or inside out. The exact. Same. Weight. Did I deserve to lose? Heck no. Did I deserve to gain? Heck yeah. But thankfully - I was saved. And my hard work...