Monday, January 25, 2016

Weight Loss

Let's try this again, shall we?
Three years ago, when I was but a wee senior in college, I started doing something I never before considered. I lost weight. It was fantastic. I looked and felt better. I was happier with my appearance and fit into clothes I hadn't worn since high school. For the first time in a long time, I didn't feel fat.

Then life happened. Job searches and trying to figure out my future consumed my thoughts. So I ate. I moved to a small town I'd never been to before to work two part-time jobs. I ate some more. Lonely. More food. Depressed. More food. Trouble at work. More food. Financially insecure. More food. Until finally, I simply couldn't stop eating.

For some reason, I thought that finding a new job and moving back to my hometown would fix everything. I would get healthy, reconnect with everyone, have a social life, pay of my debt, etc, etc, etc. I'd also have an actual kitchen with actual counters!

But life is still incredibly difficult. Locations and jobs change, but the stress and responsibilities stay the same. Not much is going to change until I learn to deal with  these things in a healthy way.

So I'm going to work on me for now, and that includes my weight. Right now I'm at 225.6 pounds, which is the most I've ever weighed. I'll check back in next Monday to see where I'm at.

Starting Weight (Evening of January 25th): 225.6 lbs

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

That One Time When I Forgot I Had a Blog

Have you ever forgotten you've had a blog for months on end? No? I can assure you that this rarely happens - This is probably only the sixth time or something.

Friday, October 31, 2014

7 Quick Takes, Halloweenie Edition

It's my favorite (secular) holiday, quickly followed by my two of my favorite holy days!  All in all, it's a good few days.
It vants to suck your blood and destroy your garden

1. Vampire Deer
Well, they're real guys. In case you needed another thing for your nope file, there are apparently fanged deer in Afghanistan.  The article doesn't explicitly state that they will suck your blood for sustenance, but I think we can all figure out what they do when the sun goes down.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5 Things that Scared Me as a Child

I was a very paranoid child, and in honor of Halloween I've decided to give you all a list of the things that used to scare me. Used to scare me. These things are totally not frightening anymore now that I am a grown up.  Totally. Not. Frightening.
There is literally no difference between the two

There I was, an innocent little five year old channel surfing in the living room.  Little Green Platypus came upon a delightful movie about a doll.  It was even called Child's Play!  Perfect, right?  Suddenly every doll I came across was possessed by a serial killer.  All of my dolls were suspect.  This became complicated by the fact that both my mother and grandmother had a large collection of dolls, many of which had their home in my bedroom.  They didn't stay there for long after that.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Seven Quick Takes Friday

*Generic comment about what a week it's been

One thing I missed about the blogosphere was Jennifer Fulwiler's Seven Quick Takes Friday.

1. I finally got my car, Brett*, back from the doctors.  His health had been steadily declining for months ever since the ill-fated road trip.  Apparently, it's not a good thing when smoke starts coming out of your vents.

2. This is a picture of River

3. My father came up to help me with the car, and while here we took an afternoon trip to Decorah.  We stopped by the Ice Cave.  Parts of the cave stay icy year-round.  Apparently you can just go right on in.  I'd love to go back with some hiking boots and explore with a group of people*.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Whole Lotta Nope, Part 2

Last time on A Whole Lotta Nope we discussed the impending clown apocalypse.  This time I will present to you the next threat to your existence: Giant Animals.

The Goliath Bird Eater has been trending on Facebook recently, and for good reason.  I knew on an intellectual level that these spiders existed, but have never allowed it haunt me at night.  All of that ended when I saw this simple picture.  Apparently, this furry little guy is the size of a small puppy.  There are those in Europe and North America who seek after these cuties as pets.  While not venomous to humans, their fangs can be two inches long.  For anyone who thinks this creature might be a fun addition to your home, allow me to paint you a picture-

Thursday, October 16, 2014


If you follow Catholic news at all then you know that there has been quite a stir regarding the Extraordinary Synod going on in Rome. I'm not going to give my opinions on how the Synod is going right here, although I do have some rather strong ones.  No, I'm just going to vent on one specific thing.  

For the love of all that is good and holy will the cardinals just please shut up!