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  • One Step.

    7/23/2015 7:06:00 AM, by KATLEYLAND

    So this is my first blog post on here and I thought I would take the opportunity to introduce myself and put my goals down in writing. I'm Kat, I... Read more

  • :/

    6/16/2015 11:54:04 PM, by MSPOTTS93

    Ever feel like nobody listens. I understand that there are a lot of people in my family and not everyone can always have people's attention, but ... Read more

  • The sorta bad news

    6/9/2015 11:25:41 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Went to see my doctor today. I'd been experiencing some joint pain and incredibly awful foot pain, especially during exercise, so I thought I'd v... Read more

  • A work-free summer? Yes, please!

    6/8/2015 11:32:09 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Good news/weird news: I'm not working this summer! This means I'm free to do all the things I can't do during the year. Like work out every ... Read more

  • I'm not dying!

    4/14/2015 5:58:12 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    Well, my thyroid biopsy came back benign!!!! My Endocrinologist wants me to come back in 6 months to make sure nothing has change... Read more

  • 4/12/2015

    4/12/2015 11:56:35 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Worked out for another 35 minutes today. It's really difficult to do it in the living room, because it's a small space. My apartment isn't small,... Read more

  • Moving Forward

    4/11/2015 6:45:54 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Today, I feel powerful and capable. I am a very confident person. But having an awareness of these feelings is exciting. I realized so... Read more

  • April 1, 2015

    4/1/2015 12:12:18 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    Hello friends! Happy April to y’all. I don’t really have too much to report since my last blog, but figured I’d check in. The day after I ... Read more

  • Life post-surgery (The Little C)

    3/30/2015 7:49:11 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    So I had surgery about a month ago. Everything was fine, no complications. The results, however, are less than pleasant. I have pre-cancer. ... Read more

  • Wednesday -- The Key to Happiness

    3/24/2015 2:03:39 PM, by VICTORIAJOSPHNE

    A little late, today, for which I am terribly sorry. Things have been c... Read more

  • PCOS, Baby Fever, and Thyroid issues, OH MY

    3/24/2015 11:55:45 AM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    Hi friends, I apologize for not being so active on here with commenting on blog posts and what not lately. Honestly, I’ve been dealing wit... Read more

  • Wednesday -- The Key to Happiness

    3/17/2015 11:31:52 PM, by VICTORIAJOSPHNE

    When I was a senior in high school, I had this zany sociology teacher called Dennis. When I zany, think a very Sasquatch-esqe character throwing ... Read more

  • My first experience with the Dietitian

    3/4/2015 3:09:15 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    I had my first experience with the Dietitian yesterday to try and manage this PCOS business. The RD was incredibly sweet and nice, and I didnt f... Read more

  • Quantum Scale??

    2/26/2015 2:46:00 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    Does anyone have experience with this scale? Seems pretty cool! It doesn't tell you your weight each time you weigh yourself, but it tells ... Read more

  • Books and booked a visit with a Dietitian

    2/18/2015 12:20:40 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    Brrrr. Happy Wednesday friends. I hope it is warmer where you are than here in Illinois! I searched on Amazon.com yesterday, and asked my fabul... Read more

  • I guess I have PCOS.

    2/17/2015 10:17:04 AM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    I called the nurse at the Endocrinologist again this morning to see WTF is going on b/c Id like some answers.. & she said the doctor got back ... Read more

  • Some possible answers?Maybe.

    2/13/2015 4:09:04 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    Well, I dont have any definite answers yet from the Endocrinologist. But, I figured Id update yall with what I do know. I called the doctors ... Read more

  • Endocrinologist appointment

    2/6/2015 10:10:06 AM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    The appointment went OK. The endocrinologist didnt really tell me anything new from what I had read on WebMD regarding PCOS, but she was very ni... Read more

  • January/February Update

    2/4/2015 6:59:25 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Life is chaos, as usual. But! I have time for some updates. While I haven't been tracking food (and haven't been... like a slacker) I am get... Read more

  • WW Weigh In & Endocrinologist anxiety

    2/4/2015 2:31:16 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    I had a great weigh-in today at WW! FINALLY. My body may be catching up. Down 2.4! woot woot. I feel betterless bloated, and I dont feel like a... Read more

  • Quick thoughts & WW Weigh In

    1/28/2015 3:11:00 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    I don't have a lot of time, as work is really busy, but I just wanted to get out a few quick thoughts. I weighed in at WW this afternoon. I ... Read more

  • PCOS?

    1/24/2015 11:03:45 PM, by PAPER_WINGS18

    So, I really hate making New Years Resolutions; I find them somewhat silly and wasteful. People always give up on them before Spring even hits, ... Read more

  • Surprise! I haven't fallen off the Earth!

    1/15/2015 12:19:27 AM, by KATJA-THE-GREAT

    Okie dokie, so I knew when I first embarked on this journey that the first time around went a bit too smoothly. My weight line plot was a fairly ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Beyond

    12/27/2014 11:48:32 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Hard to believe over a month has gone by since I was here! Life has just been a bit overwhelming since Thanksgiving. First we had to fix th... Read more

  • November Update

    11/20/2014 11:07:38 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Well, I thought I had relief. Still feeling sick off and on. I am definitely getting the sense it's stress related, but happens more when I'm ANT... Read more

  • Relief!

    11/12/2014 9:58:41 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    My body is in remission from... whatever was wrong with it. At least for now. I can't say that going gluten free helped, because I definitely did... Read more

  • Gluten-free....

    10/28/2014 8:54:43 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    I have officially begun my gluten free diet. I will start by saying... it is not fun. I've done it before. In high school, when I was sudden... Read more

  • Good news! and not-so-good news

    10/21/2014 7:46:43 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    So I went to the doctor yesterday, for this never-ending mystery sickness. She said she doesn't know what's wrong with me. She seemed irritated t... Read more

  • Progress. Sort of.

    10/11/2014 5:16:04 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    It's Saturday! And we all know why Saturdays are awesome. I get to sleep in... and I get to relax when I eat. I have never appreciated this more,... Read more

  • Still sick

    10/9/2014 3:50:31 AM, by FOUTZIOUS

    I am still sick. For a few days I was actually getting better. Little by little, feeling like a normal person. I never regained my energy but I c... Read more

  • Thoughts on motivation

    10/6/2014 7:08:14 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    For the first time in my life I have something to be truly motivated about. You see, I actually don't care that much about being overweight, at l... Read more

  • Grumble grumble

    10/4/2014 5:58:13 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    I'm just going to admit it... this was not a great week. Parts of it were quite bad. Now, people that know me, know that unsolicited advice... Read more

  • old clothes

    10/4/2014 12:32:27 AM, by BUTTERFLYGIRL82

    When I have baggy clothes I will donate them to charity. I will have photos to remind me of how far I will have come.... Read more

  • October

    10/1/2014 2:28:37 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Very slowly feeling better. Not all the way better, just... better than last week, I guess. I do get to have a little fun this week, though.... Read more

  • The uphill climb

    9/25/2014 12:34:26 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    I ate too much food yesterday. Not all at once, but over time. I can reasonably blame it on being sick. And not being able to track my food at al... Read more

  • All drugged up

    9/20/2014 9:58:39 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    At this point, I'm really glad I committed myself to not tracking calories on the weekends.... because otherwise I wouldn't be able to eat anythi... Read more


    9/19/2014 8:13:08 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Being sick really makes everything hard. I mean, being sick is hard normally. But when you're trying to track every calorie you eat, it's insanel... Read more

  • All smiles

    9/14/2014 10:26:29 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    Just got back from my retreat, about 2 hours ago. Man.... I'm tired. But I feel SO GOOD. I had forgotten how big that hill was, and how much walk... Read more

  • A bump in the road

    9/9/2014 6:02:53 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    I went to the emergency room last night. It was the first time I'd ever been to a hospital as the patient. I've visited relatives, friends. I've ... Read more

  • All the news is good news

    9/5/2014 5:53:42 PM, by FOUTZIOUS

    It's been about 6 months. I know. And nobody has any right to call me out for not being here. It's my story. From January to the end of Aug... Read more

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