The weight of it – holy hormones!

   It has always amazed me just how much of our physical presentation, our emotional well-being, our motivations, our very perspective on life, depends on our hormone balance. I’ve seen female bodies transition to male, and male to female almost entirely through the addition of different hormones. I saw my mother suffer for more than […]

The weight of it. More weight.

So I was off to a good start, and I backslid.  Back to the beginning. This is sometimes how it goes with weight loss for me, especially when there are such weighty emotional issues behind every pound. Confronting your weight is like confronting a thousand little failures, and eating disorders are composed of that perspective […]

The weight of it.

Here’s how I handle emotional pain, primarily, and maybe a few of you can relate:  I totally eat my feelings.  I’ve been eating my feelings for the past two years.  I was just about ready to start taking off the bit of extra weight / baggage I’d gained in early 2014 when we got the […]

The Crazy Weight of it pt 3

I’ve been keeping you guys up on some of my health struggles, but I think we’ve had a bit of a breakthrough today. I’ve been more-or-less following the meal plan my nutritionist made up for me for eight weeks now, and can you guess how much weight I’ve lost? None. On top of that, I’ve […]

Chasing the chocolate dragon

All my prayers and love to my friends in Texas, particularly Houston, and my friends in Florida, those who have evacuated and those who are now picking up the pieces. *** This is more of a personal update. I posted on facebook last Saturday that I’d landed in the ER after a half-shift of work. […]

George: Divine Self-Love

Holy crow, George Harrison has been around a lot. This is reminding me of three years ago, when it was practically every day I felt like I was talking with him, John, or Kurt. This is the type of thing that makes you feel like you must be making this up, or have delusions of […]

You too.

(womb artist credit here.) I had a bit of a surprise this week. You folks remember how I’ve been writing about the stabbing bladder pain that showed up last summer? How this came on the tail end of a two-year struggle with weight loss, and my theory that it was about hormones, cortisol fatigue, insulin […]

The Fighting Spirit

(image came from here, a lovely read by the way.) I’ve been thinking about this post for a while. You guys, I had a *super-fun* phone call yesterday with a new podcast guest! His name is Carl and he’s a firefighter. The first installment will be posted on Tuesday (the 10th) and the second part […]

Most excellent back exercise.

I have received SO MUCH wonderful feedback from those of you who are podcast listeners ever since I started posting the ghost stories! I have one more Andrea episode just about ready to go, but it has been a teeny bit delayed because: The last two Thursdays which are usually podcast days / days off […]