Wow. It has been a long time since I've updated. I was reading my last blog post here to see where I was when I last wrote. Apparently in a place of overbearing despair.
Things have gotten better. My last boyfriend and I broke up due to his... Read more
Post-divorce woes, refocusing, and time-fillers
Life immediately after a divorce seems so empty. I often wonder if this is how it's going to be for the rest of my life, but statistics say that it won't. It's just a phase. It has only been two months or so, but it feels like it has been an ete... Read more
It has been a long time. Rather than just make small talk, I will cut right down to what has been going on since I last blogged in April.
A lot of drama and presently, a lot of uncomfortable calm.
I filed for divorce in March and thing... Read more
Something's gotta give
Something's gotta keep my motivation going for SparkPeople. It worked out soooo well for me a few years back, I don't know why I can't stick with it. I have surprisingly grown comfortable with my weight in the last several months, so I don't hav... Read more
And so it begins...
I am filing for divorce.
I finished filling out the paperwork last night. I just need him to fill out some paperwork and sign and date a few things. I am giving him everything. I just want my freedom.
The beginning of the end of a four... Read more
OMG, officially grossed out by meat
I say it every year after the holidays, but I think I mean it this time. Thanksgiving turkey was meh, but Christmas turkey was groooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
ss. It tasted like straight up turkey and it smelled like FLESH. BLAH. I almost puke... Read more
I had a dream last night...
I had a dream last night that I traveled to Waterloo, Iowa to visit the parents of my dead ex-boyfriend. It was only in the dream that I realized how many holidays they've had to spend without him, his gentle spirit, and the nephews he never got... Read more
Ahhhhhh, work out schedule and stuff
I've been at my new job a total of two days and I think it's going to work out just fine. I won't be leaving any time soon. The work is easy, and extremely similar to my last job. I guess I just suffer from new job anxiety. I've also never worke... Read more
Life is short...
...but love is strong
There lies a hope that I have found
And if you try, you'll find it, too
Remember why I'm telling you... Read more
Winter is one of my favorite seasons for two reasons
1) Eggnog lattes.
Love 'em. Too bad they're like a billion calories... it's like drinking cheesecake and espresso!
2) EXTRA LARGE NAVEL ORANGES ARE IN SEASON!
I think I love oranges more than I love eggnog lattes. Specifically, ex... Read more
Wieder krank! (sick again) Best canned chicken soup? Cold relief tips?
Ahh, my favorite time of year when I start to get sick with the flu because I keep forgetting that flu shots exist.
I know cooking soup from scratch is better, but I am a bit strapped for time. What's the best canned chicken soup you guys r... Read more
New job with added perks!
After six months of not working, I finally decided to go back to work. I'm amazed at how quickly I found a job after just two weeks of looking. I actually have two jobs now - I went back to my old Blockbuster (before you say anything, yes, they ... Read more
Down 5 pounds
Down 5 pounds since I re-started SparkPeople, which wasn't that long ago. That means there has been a significant drop in calorie intake, so I was probably right in assuming that I was putting in between 5,000 - 6,000 calories a day before count... Read more
Guilty of wasting my youth
Talking to a 29 year old German fella who just started at UCLA as a PhD candidate in computer science. Focus is on robotics, specifically perception and estimation. I'm 27 in a month and I'm still in community college AKA the 13th grade. GUILTY,... Read more
Does this sound like a good breakfast?
Fresy & Easy Eat Well High Five! Honey, Almond & Whole Grain Clusters with Flax Cereal:
Serving size: 2/3 cup
Calories from fat: 25
Total Fat: 3g
... Read more
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