Skip to main content


My husband gave me some money to do a little shopping. Since I have started to gain weight, my clothes don't fit. In the past eight months, I have went from 75 lbs size 18 in girls to 105 lbs and sizes 2 to 4. It hasn't been easy maintaining the weight, but I keep telling myself it is for the greater good--my health and my son. I have been dreading it because it involves a mirror and trying on clothes. I decided to start simple and go to the Goodwill. A few hours later, I have a pair of jeans, a cute pair of ballet flats, a kick ass jacket, the perfect black sweater, a bag, some books for my son and a cool sweater. All this under $30 with some name brands. Goodwill rocks.

And I looked in the mirror without cringing too much. I have been given the go-ahead to do a little toning up and some moderate exercise. I want to look decent for swim season. My son will be taking swim lessons soon and I might just take some myself. So I want to be somewhat comfortable with my body. All in all, it has been a good day.

I have to do a little grocery shopping. This is a duty normally my husband does. He knows how much grocery stores freak me out. I have a list so I think I will be okay. I have to take life one day at a time and not stress so much.

Also, I had dinner at my in-laws last night. Normally, I avoid situations like this because I am working on my eating around people. My son and I ate fried chicken, mash potatoes and cheesecake while watching Pinocchio. I have never seen the movie. I mean I know what it is about but had never watched it. This is one of my son's favorites so he was happy to share it with me. I ate about 90 percent of my meal.


  1. Goodwill seriously is awesome. Good job challenging yourself and eating with the in-laws. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! Love always,

  2. I should really check out Goodwill! I know shopping is hard...gaining weight is hard...filling out clothes is hard. I think it's great that you're doing well though!

  3. Hello,
    We got interested in your web resource and we would like to place the link of our site in a fresh post on your web site.
    Our website is devoted to credit cards and it's at the top 10 in Google for the keywords 'credit cards'. It's a high traffic site with PR4 and it contains loads of useful financial information presented in news and articles that highlight the most much-talked-of issues such as credit cards, debt solutions, financial crisis, ways out of it, and many more.
    We believe this information can awake interest in your readers as well. We would like to cooperate with you.
    Let me know, please, if you are interested in our offer and I'll send some more details of the websites.
    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Best regards,
    Jess Anderson
    P.S. Sorry for writing here, as it was impossible to find the email address. Thanks for the understanding.


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Stopping ED from gaining

One of the hardest things I had to ever do was to explain my ED to my 11-year-old son. His father had talked to him about it, which I have an issue with  because it is my story and not his. But I have tried to move beyond that.

Anyway, a few weeks I talked to him about it and explained it as best I could. I told him how he is my inspiration to stay in recovery. I know he needs his mom to be healthy to help handle growing up.
One thing I told him was that my relationship with food is not like his relationship. And there will always be a struggle for me. I take it one meal at a time.
I kept all of this in mind when I went to the doctor yesterday to ask for help. In the past three months, my appetite has disappeared. I eat because I don’t want to pass out or to be hospitalized. It hasn’t been easy. I could have let ED win when I realized what was happening. I have only lost 11 pounds. To some this is not much weight but to me it is.
The old me would have been happy about it. The recovering…

Spending time with my son

Memorial Day is always special for me as a reporter and a person. It is a chance to recognize who gave their life so I and others can have the freedom we have. 
Normally, I work and get to take Memorial Day holiday on another day. This year, I got a double bonus. 

I got to spend the long weekend with my son. Things some how worked that my son’s aunt met me halfway and JJ was able to spend three days in Pickle Land with me. He had a chance to see me working and spend quality time together.

JJ is now 11. He is squarely in the pre-teen world. His voice is changing along with other things. My baby is growing up and it scares me. He got to see my new teeth and loved them. He said it was nice to see me so happy. 
We had a chance to talk and just spend some time together. And in two weeks, he returns for a two week involving my week long vacation and a bunch of day camps. It has been a good few days.
The other part is my Memorial Day weekend is this weekend. I'm going to the Lake to hang with…

Adventures at Librari-Con with Samurai Batman

Recently, JJ and I made our second journey to the 11th annual Librari-Con at the Cumberland County Public Library in Fayetteville.  This is an annual anime/graphic novel/sci-fi mini convention that featured anime viewing, panels forums, Artist Alley, Cosplay Runway and more.
What made this event super awesome was the fact that the library was opened at the same time of the event.
For a year, JJ had talked about having a costume after not being able to wear one last year. He was a Samurai Batman.
Apparently, JJ had a growth spurt in the last few weeks so there was struggle getting him into his costume, but a little pulling, binder clips and prayer got the costume on him.

I decided to go as my favorite thing – a mother/photographer/bodyguard/book nerd wearing a Wonder Woman shirt.
JJ decided to add his own special touch to it with a trident and a Flash mask for me. I’m not sure what I was supposed to have been but I played along until lunchtime.
For the first hour, he played free video game…