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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 4

    I’ve gained a lot of weight over the last few years. To be honest, my weight has always fluctuated. When I was a kid (and I’m talking like, a youngin), I was small. Probably from running around like nobody’s business. Going into middle school, and into high school, I started gaining more weight. That was aroun the peak of my anxiety issues, and I’m not surprised that I gained the weight that I did. I wasn’t doing anything. For part of middle school I was homeschooled, and going into high school the thought of gym glass made me so damn nervous that they were able to sub out that required credit…

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    Living With Alz Series: World Alzheimer’s Day

    I know she doesn’t understand, but give her my love and support. Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. When I was a kid, I didn’t think that this would be a day that I would know, or recognise. Then again, the world works in mysterious ways, and here I am today. Mum is doing good. My dad goes to visit her every other day, and I try to get out to see her at least twice a week. Sometimes it’s just once, as the world works as it does, but it’s so nice when I get to see her. We went up yesterday, as I was gone for three days, and…

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    Thursday Weigh In: Week 3

    I wanted to stay consistent in my scale – so this week’s weigh in is coming a day late. I was out of town for a few days visiting my best friend who lives just outside of Ottawa, Ontario. It was a short but much needed visit. My little nephew has grown so much since I saw him last a few months ago, and it’s crazy how quick toddlers grow. This past week, I have felt like I’ve failed myself. I’ve been eating like crap, drinking, and just not being the best version of myself. I haven’t hit the gym, and my diet? Well, I haven’t been doing the best.…

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    Baby Showers: Changing Up The Present Game

    Don’t get me wrong, I love a good registry. Got a cousin getting married but you only see her twice a year? Registry. Your boyfriend’s mother’s sister’s step-daughter is having a baby? Registry. Your best friend is having her FIRST BABY? Yeah, you bet I’m getting creative. I could’ve bought off her registry. I know she took the time wandering around Buy Buy Baby to pick out the items that she knew would fit in her nursery, or around the home. But I also knew she had a ton of other people attending her shower that could pick off that registry. As one of her long time best friends (I’m…

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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 2

    I am happy to say that I’m no longer afraid of the scale. I was – for a long, long time. I’m sure many people can relate to that feeling. I was always afraid of the number. I was always afraid of the idea of “Oh shit, did I gain more weight?” or “Man, I’m a lot heavier than I thought.” But now, I have a different feeling about it. I look forward to my weigh in. I’m curious to know how well I’ve done, or how poorly I’ve done. I’m interested to see how my choice to be active or not, and eat healthy or not, effects the weight…

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    Wednesday Weigh In: Week 1

    HAPPY HUMP DAY! Last night/this morning marked the end of the first week of my Wednesday Weigh In challenge. Despite thinking that it wasn’t going to go very well, I’d like to think it was a bit of a success. It’s a bit daunting to be revealing my weight on the internet – but I’ve gotten some great positive feedback saying how brave I am, and how courageous I am. I’m holding onto that and pushing any overwhelming feelings to the side and just embracing it. I’m not ashamed of my body. I’m not ashamed of my weight. I’m ashamed that I’m out of shape. Should I be at the weight…