This has been SUCH a hard two months for me. I've been inactive, completely off my diet, and just unmotivated in general. Novembers are so hard; NaNoWriMo is in full swing, and in spite of my best efforts, I end up working 12+ hours a day. Since... Read more
Feels so nice to be healthy
Today I attended a family day at my husband's lodge. I felt so good in my skin. My butt looks fantastic in these jeans, which doesn't hurt.
All of the women there are overweight (myself included.) I made sure to compliment one friend who ... Read more
Yesterday I made a budget. Not just a half-hearted attempt at rounding up my expenditures after half-way collecting receipts for a week or so. A real, grown-up budget, with breakdowns by week.
It feels GOOD to have power over my money.
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Now that's hilarious
Apparently the key to my weight loss is to stop worrying about it. ;)
As I noted in my last blog post, I haven't been very motivated lately. (Or more accurately, my motivation has been redirected.) I haven't tracked much at all. I've been ... Read more
So I've been suffering from severe lack of motivation this week.
It's not really surprising; those of you who follo wmy blog know that last week was stressful, exhausting, and not at all fun. I'm resting to recuperate from that, and I refu... Read more
One more day
Husband's coming home tomorrow morning.
That is GOOD.
I'm at the end of my metaphorical rope here. I'm just out of energy, out of strength, out of patience.
I'm turning what energy I have to the dining room project. It's a big... Read more
So completely exhausted
I'm so wiped out right now I can barely stay conscious, so it's likely that I won't, for long. Suffice it to say that today was MUCH better than yesterday.
I left the house at 10 AM. I didn't get BACK until 9 PM!
I went to a meeting... Read more
I'm done with today.
Today has officially been one of the worst days I've had in a long time. I even called my aunt to lament my day.
It started off kinda sucky; I didn't get much sleep last night, and I was down in the doldrums, lonely, and a bit depressed. I... Read more
Ow, ow, OW!
Well, yesterday at boot camp, I really busted my butt. I did some serious full-body lifting, kettlebells, squats, squat jumps, and more fun stuff at the direction of the tr... Read more
Retraining the stress response
Today, my family careened headlong into another family crisis.
I found myself trying to turn to old standbys to deal with stress, and made a conscious effort to redire... Read more
A glimmer of hope
Well, both good news and bad. My husband went to the hospital this morning, and they're keeping him for a few days while they adjust to his meds. So it's girls only at the Dragon house this week. This sucks, because well, I get to play single mo... Read more
It been a rough week for the Dragon family. In addition to my husband's crippling depression, my youngest has had a sinus infection (complete with an impetigo outbreak). And tonight, my old man kitty (Noodles, my "baby" for ten years now) came ... Read more
Depression is a Pain
Hmm. I've seen this title before.
This time, it's not even *mine*.
The only thing worse that dealing with depression is dealing with someone else's.
This SUCKS.... Read more
My 6 year old's salad!
As I promised yesterday, I've taken pictures of the salad my daughter came up with. As it turns out, there were a LOT of pictures; rather than upload all of them here (which takes FOREVER) I'll upload just one for you as a teaser, and redirect y... Read more
From the mouths of babes
Today my six year old had a FANTASTIC idea for a dish. I got a spiral slicer a while back, and I've throughly enjoyed it. It's a great alternative to (or enhancement for) pasta. Run a freshly peeled zucchini through it, and you have a light, fil... Read more