Just Because

This Is Whole30: Week Two Update

Today is day fifteen; the official halfway point! Is it only downhill from here? I would like to say so however, it was only last night that I was contemplating throwing in the towel just so I could have a scoop of ice cream.

In my defense, it has been an emotional week and in the past I would numb myself with all the junk food I could get my hands on. Surprisingly, I didn’t give in. Part of this was because I write down how each day goes, and what I ate in the Whole30 Day by Day journal. I also have to send screen shots of my day to my nutritional therapist and I know that if I made a conscious “slip up” she would not be pleased (I am not intimated by many but I don’t really want to piss her off!)

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Just Because

This Is Whole30: Week One Update

What is Whole30? Whole30 is a nutritional program designed to help you redesign your relationship with food. A lot of food items we consume on a daily basis have huge potential to cause major inflammation within our bodies (ex. gluten, legumes, sugar [real and artificial]) This 30 day guide eliminates those foods and teaches you how to eat real  food.

I emphasized “real” because I know I personally indulged in too many things that had ingredients lists as long as your arm, and additives I have never even heard of! It is a nice change to consume foods with either very limited ingredients on their label, or no label at all (fruits and vegetables)

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Mental Health

I Am More Than Sad

I know there are a lot of similar blog posts floating around the world wide web, and by no means am I trying to “copy” anyone, I just wanted to add my two cents to the topic.

First, and probably the most important, depression is not the same as sadness. This is a common misconception that I have personal experience with. Sometimes sadness can feel so debilitating that you may think you are depressed; very understandable. With that said, sadness is a completely normal human emotion, that we all experience within our lives. It usually occurs when you have experienced a disappointing event, a hurtful situation, or when grieving over a loss.  However, once you overcome said event, or situation that brought on this emotion, the sadness dissipates.

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Just Because, Mental Health

Birthday Fundraiser for NAMI

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“1 in 5 Americans live with a mental condition.
Your support ensures no one is alone in this fight.”
-NAMI

 

This year, for my birthday, I wanted to switch things up a bit. Instead of getting more “stuff”, that I don’t necessarily need, why not put the money to better use and support a good cause.

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