Being Vegetarian Does NOT Make You Skinny!

Being Vegetarian Does NOT Make You Skinny!

I mentioned earlier today that I used to be a vegetarian. This is true! I was a vegetarian for about eight years until like seven months ago. The reason I decided to become vegetarian in the first place was because I had never been taught how the meat gets onto my plate and I read a PETA brochure that was hanging on a friend’s fridge. […]

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Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving

Wow, what a crazy week it’s been! My last post was on Thanksgiving Eve and then it’s been a whirlwind since then! On Thanksgiving, for the past several years, Summer’s mom has hosted Friendsgiving in Salem; I’ve always had family Thanksgiving in the early afternoon then been able to head back to Salem and have Friendsgiving in the evening… This year, since Summer’s mom is […]

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Holiday eating doesn’t have to be hard

Holiday eating doesn’t have to be hard

  Well, here I sit, on the eve of Thanksgiving – the first holiday of the “holiday season” and the kickoff of the season of overeating. Anyone who struggles with their weight is most likely having mixed feelings about tomorrow. We are excited about the gatherings and the delicious, seasonal foods that everyone makes; but we are also apprehensive about what to wear, how we […]

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The power of the mind is limitless

The power of the mind is limitless

Okay, now that I’ve gotten some of my recent, hugely impactful events out in the open, let’s transition to something slightly less, well, heavy! I want to talk about my fitness and weight loss journey a bit more. I’ve been overweight for as long as I can remember, though I’ve got photographic proof that I was once within a normal weight range for my age. […]

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The Owl and the Lioness

The Owl and the Lioness

I mentioned that I’ve been dreaming a lot lately; I LOVE that my brain is hard at work, processing what’s been running through my waking mind and looking for solutions in my subconscious while I sleep! A few nights ago, I dreamt that I was walking through a jungle-type forest and I saw a lioness (not a lion, but a lady-lion!) doing something – I […]

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My cup runneth dry

My cup runneth dry

On the weekends, I serve coffee. I’ve worked for this company for 2 1/2 years now and I absolutely love the culture and atmosphere! It truly is a family and I’ve never felt it so strongly as I did today. It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve worked because I was off for my grandma’s stuff. When I came in to work my 8 to 5 […]

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Okay, now back to me…

Okay, now back to me…

So it’s been almost one week since my grandma’s funeral, which signified the end of my drama. My drama-fest has lasted about 2 months and I’m sooooo over it. I made it through three major events, and I know that bad things come in threes, so I’m quite certain that I’m good for a while. In my two months of upheaval, I managed to continue […]

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I’ve inherited a fortune!

I’ve inherited a fortune!

I had mentioned that I’ve been processing more than one death recently; I already spoke to one of those, but the other death was my wife’s mom. Now I suppose I should step aside and explain my wife-status, as some people find this a bit hard to understand. I met my wife, Summer, when I decided to learn how to roller skate in a start-up […]

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The Massacre

The Massacre

I’ve been dreaming a lot lately; my brain has been in super-mega-overdrive for the past month, trying to process some deaths and life changes. The night my grandma died, I dreamt that I was in a huge gym that had an upper level, for standing/walking, that had windows to overlook the basketball court. I remember being on that upper level and watching a person with […]

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Being wounded hurts, but it’s the healing that’s most painful…

Being wounded hurts, but it’s the healing that’s most painful…

I had mentioned that I’ve been presented with a couple deaths recently and one of those was my grandma, who has been ill for several years now. Two weeks ago, I made the six hour drive from my home in Salem, Oregon, to a teensy, speckle-on-the-map town in Eastern Oregon called Prairie City. My dad had let me know that my grandma, his mom, had […]

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