UV Safety Awareness Month

Summer is here with long, hot days full of outdoor activities.  It’s also sunburn season. Sunburns and blisters tell us we’ve had too much sun, but they’re too late to serve as an alert. That’s why it’s so important to check the UV Index when you look at your daily weather forecast. It’s often ignored,…

30 Pounds Lighter

This is a big deal to me.  Apart from that time in my early 20s when I lost 50 pounds in 8 months because I stopped working pizza delivery, I’ve never had this much success at losing weight.  I can’t give chronic illness all the credit for pushing me to make the change, but it…

Ready, Set, Hydrate!

As a guideline, the adult body needs about 8 cups of water daily, though the exact amount depends on your physical composition, level of activity, climate, and diet.  As you would guess, people in very hot regions, or those who break a sweat from physical exertion, need to replenish not only the water but the…

Get Well Soon

Last month, I recommitted to my health and invited you on the journey with me, but I haven’t posted much of the progress.  I’ve been nervous to open up about something, because it could be upsetting to the people who care about me, but it has brought out self-discipline I didn’t know I had. When…

One Small Step

I didn’t update last week while I was trying out my habit tracking, because I wanted to have time to really look at how the variables interact with each other.  This month, I’m focusing on a number of things that I noticed had changed leading up to my decline in health and mood over the…

What Did You Eat?

Previously, I discussed how my eating habits had changed over the past year, and how it led to me regaining all the weight I had lost.  Turns out I left myself a pretty delicious photo trail of foods along the way.  Let’s look! These were actually from my weight loss period: two tasty dishes from…