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The Good, The room to improve and the general update

Tuesday, May 21, 2013      5 comments

The Good: I have gotten plenty of sleep and kept up with my daughter this month. I have not had any incidents of psychosis which is huge! The Room to Improve: I only made it to the gym a few times. I ate just "okay". I am serious... Read more

Gee, Towanda, You've been quiet this month...

Friday, April 26, 2013      8 comments

Well, I've had quite a few challenges this month, here is the main one: I started taking a new hormone called Symlin. The good news, it cuts the amount of insulin I need in half. The bad news, it metabolizes all of my psych meds very ... Read more

Improving

Saturday, March 30, 2013      8 comments

Hello friends, my mental health is improving slowly but surely. I follow up with the doctor on Monday. I did not make it to the gym this week between my brain and my tooth but the tooth is out, the brain is improving and I have 3 dates schedul... Read more

ugh

Sunday, March 24, 2013      10 comments

Hello friends, here is yesterday's promised blog post. I was going to write it while P was at gymnastics but we drove an hour to get there and found them closed for spring break, so no downtime for me. Anyway, I have been a piss poor teammate ... Read more

Midway through March Check in

Thursday, March 14, 2013      11 comments

Sugar Free ---still rocking it! Jog/Walk 30 miles---halfway there Workout 4 days a week (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri) ---On track, even snuck in a Tuesday Eat at the table with no distractions (no tv, no book, no phone, no journal) Great... Read more

Struggling

Wednesday, March 06, 2013      23 comments

This year has been a year of major change for me and getting seriously focused on my life goals. I have been super motivated and positive and encouraged. My mental health has been better than I've felt since November. I have really accomplish... Read more

Blogging Challenge Day 4

Tuesday, March 05, 2013      9 comments

My progress on eating without distraction. When I'm at home or at work I am doing very well so far. Last night I ate at gymnastics and Persephone ate in the car on the way there. There really wasn't much way around that. Tonight will be easy... Read more

Bloggin Challenge Day 3

Monday, March 04, 2013      12 comments

Motivation for mindful eating. Be more thankful for my meals. Pay more attention to my bodies cues so I know when I am sated, instead of just eating everything on my plate/in the pan etc. Spend more quality time with my family and stay ... Read more

Blogging Challenge Day 2

Sunday, March 03, 2013      3 comments

Strategies for distraction free eating: At Home: Sit at the kitchen table. Keep it clean! Leave my phone in another room. At Work: Eat lunch before or after my daily noon chat with Staci. Eat in the conference room. Log f... Read more

Daily Blog Challenge about Changing Habits

Saturday, March 02, 2013      4 comments

I have been challenged to answer specific questions in my blog every day this week. The first question is what is a habit that I want to change. I am working on changing eating while distracted. I am really bad about eating while reading,... Read more

March Goals

Friday, March 01, 2013      10 comments

My Goals for March to help me continue being the healthiest Towanda I can be at any weight are documented here to help me stay accountable! Sugar Free Jog/Walk 30 miles Workout 4 days a week (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri) Eat at the table wit... Read more

Checking In

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      12 comments

I have maintained a sugar free lifestyle of over two weeks! I am so proud of myself. It is still incredibly hard though and I'm anxiously awaiting the time that my brain says "You've got this, it's easy." On Friday I start adding fruit back in... Read more

Update and Exercise Game

Monday, February 25, 2013      7 comments

I was challenged to create an exercise game for the Sunny Gals Spring Challenge. Here it is for anyone who is interested. Every Time a Lesbian artist comes on: Walk around the inside of the building. Every Time a song contains spoken wor... Read more

Everything you want to know about Towanda but were afraid to ask.

Saturday, February 16, 2013      12 comments

This is my intro for the springing sunny gals challenge. My name is Towanda, though my given name is Emily. I am 36 years old. I am type 1 Diabetic. I have a mental illness. I have an amazing six year old daughter named Persephone... Read more

I feel like the universe is testing me today.

Thursday, February 14, 2013      10 comments

Today I feel like I am being tested. I feel so weak but I really need to be strong. Today is our annual Valentine's party at work. Candy, cookies, cupcakes and chips are everywhere. Even some of my favorite treats have been taunting me. Read more


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