Posts in category "mental health"

I chose family in 2015

I chose family in 2015
I chose family in 2015 In 2015, I had to make a choice about how to work my job, if I wanted to work somewhere for the summer, if I wanted to move, if I wanted to re-join Weight Watchers, if we should test to see if our daughter had out grown her heart condition,... Read more »

Low self esteem and lack of motivation after child birth

Low self esteem and lack of motivation after child birth
My daughter was born August 2014 and we were truly blessed to have her in our lives.  It had been 10 years that I had an infant and I was more confident in my abilities as a mother.  My low self esteem and lack of motivation after child birth had sneaked back into my life.... Read more »

Empowering words to your New Year new you!

Develop empowering words Each year I develop a vision board with empowering words to help me to stay focused on my goals for the year.  I try not to set New Year’s Resolutions because those do not stick or I feel disappointed if it doesn’t go as I planned them.  These empowering words become a... Read more »
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The girl I use to be 100 lbs ago

The girl I use to be 100 lbs ago
Girl I use to be The girl I use to be was ashamed of how she let herself get to be so overweight.  She hated going shopping because the styles she wanted to wear wouldn’t fit her anyways. The girl I use to be was depressed and wanted to sleep a lot.  She had no... Read more »

Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment at Bright Pink's Fab Fest

Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment at Bright Pink's Fab Fest
Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment I was able to participate in Bright Pink’s FabFest in Chicago, IL to help with breast cancer awareness and empowerment.  Lindsay Avner (founder and ceo of Bright Pink) educated about importance of self breast exams and how Bright Pink University helps with awareness.  Lindsay said that it is education to teach... Read more »

I exposed for all to see body and soul

I exposed for all to see body and soul
Exposed I am participating in the exposed movement from Eating Journey because I want to celebrate who I was and who I have become.  I first heard about this exposed movement from Brooke Not on a Diet blog post.  I thought if she can do it, I sure can too.  She’s so inspiring. I use to delete pictures... Read more »
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What would you say to your teenage self?

What would you say to your teenage self?
What would you say to your teenage self? This question comes to me at a time that I want to ponder back to how far I have come.  If I went back 20 years ago to tell my teenage self advice, what would it be?  I believe it is a healthy thought process to ponder... Read more »

Health benefits for future self

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Health benefits of getting healthy now I get a weekly email from En*theos website and this post made me think about the health benefits I am establishing for myself for the long term.  The weekly email from Brian Johnson asked the question if your 110 yr old self came to you in the present day, what... Read more »

Loose skin from weight loss

Loose skin from weight loss
Loose skin from weight loss I have nothing to hide about my loose skin from weight loss or my excess skin.  I wanted to put it out there.  A lot of people may be curious to what my body looks like after losing 100 lbs and there is no doubt I have loose skin from... Read more »
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How to cope with stress

How to cope with stress
How to cope with stress I sat in an 8th grade health class last month and they were discussing how to cope with stress.  I wrote down their ideas on how to cope with stress and thought I would share what the 8th graders in Chicago said.  I believe taking time for yourself is an... Read more »