Tag: health

Moving in Together and Other Big Life Changes

Photo by Patrick Perkins on Unsplash Well, y’all, we did it – two weeks ago today, we moved into an apartment! It’s a 660-square foot one-bedroom near the city that’s recently been renovated. There’s a coffee and a pastry shop walking distance from our apartment, which is also near a main road and lots of bus lines, and

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Sh*t Just Got Real

Well y’all, it’s happening: Ben and I are getting married! He proposed Sunday night, and I couldn’t stop saying yes.  Between the wedding (though it’s admittedly not for a year or so) and a certain medical procedure I need done, it’s time to get, and more importantly, stay committed to getting fit and losing weight.

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A Few Things You Should Know about Anxiety

DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional in any sense. My name is Grace, and I have anxiety, among other things. I’m so lucky, that I have two types of anxiety! My particular brands are social and general. My social anxiety makes me constantly paranoid that people don’t actually like me, or are pretending to

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My Dog Is Weird

My dog is weird. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know Brie’s origin story: starving, mangy Puerto Rican street dog boards a private jet to a new life in Northern Virginia, where she is nursed back to health, cared for, and adored. You know she’s the most loving, pure, friendly little golden

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Doing Better

For those of you who have been following my blog, first of all – thank you. Second, you probably know that I am trying to love myself warts and all, improve myself, and am also trying to lose weight. In the last almost three years, I had gained about 100 pounds due to a certain

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Do Better

Hello! In my August goals, you read that I have been losing weight, and wanted to continue doing it. It was about two pounds a week then. Since the beginning of August, I have lost a total of nine pounds. I don’t eat as much anymore, and I’ve been working a lot, which involves walking

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Monthly Goals – August

It is August, which means it’s time for my monthly goals. I know I’m late, but I was the maid of honor in my sister’s wedding a few days ago. With my classes and the wedding and working and job applications, my life recently has been a zoo. Still, I’ve accomplished a few things, and

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My Happy, Healthy Morning Routine

Good morning! I thought today I’d share with you my morning routine, at least during the week. (Weekends tend to be a free-for-all for me – which only means that I’m not quite as strict.) This routine makes me feel so much better every day, and I hope it can do the same for you. 

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Mental Health Awareness Month

For those of you who didn’t know, May is Mental Health Awareness month. In honor of the last day of that month, I have written this post. My name is Grace. I am a friend, a girlfriend, a daughter, a sister, an employee, a dog lover, a kind person. I also have seven mental illnesses.

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Monthly Goals for April

Hello! It appears another month has begun, and you know what that means. It’s time for the monthly goals for April! I don’t know that this is a goal, per se, because the tickets are already bought, but I’m going to Portland, OR the last weekend in April to visit the boyfriend! I’m so excited;

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Lifestyle Change (Hopefully with Weight Loss!)

  This is me today, at a weight I am not proud of achieving. I had, over Christmas and the new year, lost twelve pounds. Ten are back, unfortunately. Like I said in a previous post, I was always a skinny kid growing up, to the point where, to me at least, it was a

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