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The Good, The room to improve and the general update
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Strategies for distraction free eating:
Sit at the kitchen table. Keep it clean!
Leave my phone in another room.
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
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
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!
Jog/Walk 30 miles
Workout 4 days a week (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Eat at the table wit... Read more
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
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.
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.
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