Category Archives: Wellness

WW – A Food Time Capsule

Back in 2011, I was deep into the process of losing the weight I’d gained during the 11 years of hidden teeth infections (1998 to 2009). My goal was to lose 100 lbs, and that summer, I’d hit the halfway … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – So Covid Isn’t Fun

Good morning! I’m alive. Barely. Heh. No, honestly, things aren’t too bad. Covid wasn’t fun. I had a couple days of feeling like absolute garbage, and then I had a really severe reaction to the antiviral that nearly landed me … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – The Power of Others

I was a mess this week, a big part in tribute to the time change messing with my sleep schedule, and hormone issues on top of that. But it’s not just that. This week really brought home to me just … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Not Well

I don’t process emotions the way most people do. This is likely because I grew up in a household where free expression of emotion – particularly negative emotion – was discouraged or even punished. Combine that with a long period … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Mournjaro

Last week, I said that I began talking with my doctor about medical intervention for weight loss. That was two months ago, and she told me about a new medication on the market, Mounjaro. This is a medication that is … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – the fatphobic rhetoric of “true” loss

About a decade ago, I met two different folks who had lost a large amount of weight. The first was a young woman who had lost about 40 lbs and didn’t really have much more to lose; the second was … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – A Day in the Life of–

I’ve written a couple of these “day in the life of” posts before, snapshots of my life at different times and in different circumstances. This one will be drastically different. Not only was I suddenly an empty-nester and living alone … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Stalker

Women are gaslit from early childhood. We’re told that boys hurt you or make fun of you because they like you. We’re told that it’s our job to nurture, to be nice, to be responsible for everything from others’ feelings … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Silence(d)

I don’t have words right now. We are living in a nightmare. I’m looking toward the future, and for the first time in five years, I’m seriously considering moving again, out of Texas, possibly out of the US. I’m done. … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – Move Every Day

My body hasn’t been well for a long time now. Ever since October 2020, with the double whammy of a bad medication and an injured foot caused massive inflammation, weight gain, and chronic pain/fatigue, I’ve struggled to just exist day … Continue reading

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