Oh, how the monkey wrenches keep coming… I just hope I can duck & dodge a little better this time around.

It would've been nicer if I'd been a little quicker on the "idea train" this morning, but oh well. There's always tomorrow. I had a good thing going with my exercise and eating schedule. Had a few missteps and some tweaks I needed to make, but nothing terrible. I was going along pretty well the … Continue reading Oh, how the monkey wrenches keep coming… I just hope I can duck & dodge a little better this time around.

I re-acquainted myself with the humble sardine today…

I decided a few months ago that I'd better start adding more fish to my diet. I've read too much the past few years to avoid it anymore. Granted, that's been tricky as hell to pull off considering how expensive seafood is generally (and how freaking unhealthy when it comes to the breaded shit in … Continue reading I re-acquainted myself with the humble sardine today…

Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

I'm one of those people who love oatmeal any time (frankly, any "breakfast" food any time is good to me). But after deciding to swear off the instant packets (goodbye peaches 'n cream and strawberries 'n cream... [whimper]), I was having a tough time figuring out a good way to have oatmeal. I mean, the … Continue reading Had my first batch of “overnight oats” this morning…

Six months ago I bought some minimalist / barefoot shoes… & it turns out they were a very worthwhile investment.

I wanted to wait until I'd become a bit more consistent with my exercise routine and could adequately feel how these shoes were on my feet day in and day out. I wore them most of the time when out and about, so it's not like I bought them specifically for exercising. And I gotta … Continue reading Six months ago I bought some minimalist / barefoot shoes… & it turns out they were a very worthwhile investment.

A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

I touched on this a little bit yesterday, so some of the revelations may feel a bit similar. I figured out this week that I'd been sliding downhill since leaving college behind. I mean, I did my degree for my Bachelor's, then went back fast as I could for my Master's (when no job popped … Continue reading A long month spent figuring things out for my mental health: OCD, Bipolar, ADHD, or all of the above?

When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Well, no meteor, but the dog suddenly revealing what "supposedly yummy treasure" she ingested from who-knows-who's yard all over blankets and the floor a couple hours before bedtime is a helluva substitute for a universal F-you. I'd planned to stay up a while with a list of things to at least get a good start … Continue reading When you’re screwed & you know it, & get even more screwed, to the point where you’re ready for the meteor to hit & end it already… but still hanging onto a thread of hope

Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

Before anyone says anything, yes, I have several sticks of anti-chafe balm in my drawer. SEVERAL. However, like most anything meant to help with fitness or sports, it's gonna run the price up pretty bad. Though it's true a little can go a long way, they're gonna run out eventually and I hate the idea … Continue reading Q#176: What are some good home remedies that can PREVENT chafing & other irritations during exercise (& not ruin your clothes or budget)?

Using a Rowing Machine is Both Easier & Harder Than I Thought it Would Be

Yeah, being on a lake like that is something I'd love to do in the summer some day. I wanted to wait after a few days of using my machine before writing about it, because it took some time to get re-started on exercise and make it a habit (and adjust my schedule accordingly... exercise-wise, … Continue reading Using a Rowing Machine is Both Easier & Harder Than I Thought it Would Be

A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Somehow in all my years, I never quite learned how to do a budget. Or, more accurately, a realistic budget that takes into account my real needs versus my wants, what's coming in versus what's going out, etc. Somehow I'd discard the budget before finishing it, or even acknowledging that it's there. Messed up on … Continue reading A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Fell off the wagon a little bit, but managed to grab onto the railing…

This weekend was just not the best one for planning all around. I dunno if it was some bad news that threw me off and made me all cloudy, or the major headache that came in most of Friday and Saturday and wouldn't leave me alone (I'll blame the weather changes for some of that). … Continue reading Fell off the wagon a little bit, but managed to grab onto the railing…