[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – My poor body. It has been through so much. Just in the past three years, I’ve had a car accident (resulting in full-body whiplash and a softball-sized pancreatic cyst), major abdominal surgery (pancreatectomy/spleenectomy), a pregnancy, and a c-section (less than a year after the pancreatectomy, and my second… Read More Body Image Series, Part 5: Physical trauma & bouncing back
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – This has been a really weird one since I left my husband. For the first few weeks, I actually couldn’t even look at myself in the mirror naked. Sorry if that’s TMI. It’s true though. Even though I wasn’t the one who had committed adultery, when I looked… Read More Body Image Series, Part 4: My reflection & photographs
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – I totally get this one. I do. Warped female images in the media totally mess with our minds. Trying to emulate them is incredibly unhealthy on so many levels. Blah, blah, blah … I know the theories behind what’s happening on those billboards and in those ad campaigns! And I also… Read More Body Image Series, Part 3: Media
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – Okay, y’all. Here’s the deal. The boys and I moved in with my parents about two months ago. In the first 6 weeks I lost about 6 pounds. Not on purpose. I just didn’t have an appetite and was incredibly sick and nauseated. I’m pretty sure this… Read More Body Image Series, Part 2: Food
[Have you read the Introduction yet? Start here.] April 2012 – I like to look nice. And I know how to do my makeup. Hair? Uh. I guess I don’t get it. I guess you could say I’m ’round-brush challenged.’ My hair is naturally a little wild and semi-curly, so I tend to scrunch-and-go or pull it into… Read More Body Image Series, Part 1: Hair & makeup
Hey, peeps! January is nearing its end. It’s the first mile-marker on the New Year’s Resolution Trail. Did you make any physical/workout/dieting type goals this year? If so, how are things going? Awesome? Not so much? Either way, keep reading! I’d love input from both sides. During my divorce, I wrote about a slew of… Read More Body Image Series, Intro: What am I supposed to look like?
Tremors. And night terrors. This week in my dreams, I’ve seen my two-year old hit by a car and been chased down by police cars at the speed of light. Phantoms of a disturbed mind. On the surface, I enjoy my amazing life, my wonderful husband, my beautiful boys. But today, shadows from the past… Read More D-Day