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This stream of consciousness is intended to be an unfiltered account of my journey to fight my way to a healthier, happier life. One day at a time, one step at a time, one organically-grown-emotionally-raw blog post at a time…

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  • 2017-01-29 I Should Have Stayed In Bed

    The tag line for this blog includes “unfiltered .. and emotionally raw”, and that’s what’s about to happen now. *Spoiler Alert* It’s pretty gross and also long. You have been warned. I’m back in bed now, after a terrible experience this morning at my exercise class. But first a little back story.. Rewind about 5 […]

  • 2017-01-28 I Dropped MyPlate

    The calorie tracking app. MyPlate was the second casualty in the fight for a spot on the Miss SugarCookie home screen. It was decidedly better than the first one that was cut (LoseIt), but not as good as the two that are left (MyNetDiary and MyFitnessPal). There were a couple of minor deficiencies, but the […]

  • 2017-01-26 So Much to Say, So Much to Say

    …But nothing much is jumping out at me to focus on. Sometimes you just have to start and “wing-it”. My Twitter feed is full of people angry at the president. I just want to scream “I DONT CARE”. My Facebook feed is full of people’s pictures .. happy babies, kids, spouses, selfies. What am I […]

  • 2017-01-26 And Then There Were Three

    Ok.. so about a week ago I started using an app on my phone to track my eating. A day later, I had downloaded four apps and had decided to compare all four and pick the best one to use longer term. In case you missed it, the four apps were.. – Lose It – […]

  • 2017-01-25 Status Update.. Bridget Jones Style

    Sleep: 8 hours and 51 minutes. Missed it by “that” much. Exercise: Who has time for that? (JK, I did some strength training, jogged a mile, and logged 12K+ steps). Work: 8 hours from home. Not too shabby. Diet: Oatmeal and apples and, oh yeah, that binge on crescent rolls stuffed with chocolate chips to […]

  • 2017-01-24 Of Cycles and Sleep

    I’ve been trying to do too much. Or at least it feels that way. Focus on work and kids and exercise and diet and reading and writing and family and.. and.. and.. And no wonder I feel so tired and overwhelmed. I just re-read Matt’s last email to me (which was from December) and in […]

  • 2017-01-22 Stack It, Track It, Smack It Down

    What’s this now? Well if all the other things I’m juggling right now weren’t enough, I’ve decided that in the interest of my health, I’m going to start tracking my eating habits. What I’m sure of is that I already know from past experience what eating healthy looks like and I’ve got an array of […]

  • 2017-01-21 THAT Happened

    I’m notorious for being ignorant of news events happening locally, nationally, and globally. For many years I tried to pay attention, but two factors have led me to the conclusion that living under a rock is WAAAAY better. The first thing is that it’s mostly just really awful stuff you hear about. It seems like […]

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