I’ve been telling myself for months that it’s ok to take a break, that it’s ok to gain weight. It’s ok to not go to the gym every day and it’s ok to eat pizza. It IS ok, but right now I’m feeling pretty blah about myself.

I quit the scale (food and bodyweight) a few months ago and I was a lot happier – at first. I feel like I’ve sort of lost sight of my goals. I feel like I’ve lost sight of what’s important to me.

I think I need to start counting macros again. I’m not sure why, but I feel like I need that type of stability in my life right now.

I’m going to start rambling, so this is your warning. There are a lot of things that I can’t control right now. I can’t control that my father is no longer able to walk and is dying right in front of my eyes, a little more every day. I can’t control that I’m working super late nights and sleeping most of my days away. I can’t control that my stepdad is hurting so deeply right now because his dad has been missing since June and the police won’t take a missing person’s report seriously because he’s a 78 year old man. I can’t control that I can’t sleep right now even though I went to bed two hours ago because I didn’t get out of bed until noon today.

Ugh. Sorry.

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Old Spice ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

everyone go home this is the best one.

Also apparently they’ve reached over $50 MILLION IN DONATIONS this is freaking amazing ;___;

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‘Empty buckets’ in Henan say no to Ice Bucket Challenge

Dozens of people in the drought-hit Henan Province are protesting against the Ice Bucket Challenge, which has become a global viral trend

Armed with empty buckets, bowls and other containers, the protesters stood outside the Spring Temple Buddha in Lushan County on Friday.

The Chinese characters on their clothes read: “Henan, please say no to the Ice Bucket Challenge.”

The province is experiencing its worst drought since 1951. Nearly 19 million people have been affected by the drought.

With that in mind, protesters are calling for water to be saved and other sensible means to be used to help patients of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

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The breakthrough discovery deals with a a protein called TDP-43, which can be found clumped outside the brain cells nuclei of ALS patients.  When researchers introduced a protein designed to mimic TDP-43 into the neurons of mice, cells came back to life and were fully restored. 

This was an incredible breakthrough for the field, as treatment could have the potential to slow down or even stop effects of the disease, which is currently incurable.

The next step is to create a therapeutic model to treat mice as whole organisms rather than just treating their cells. After that, researchers hope to be ready for human clinical trials.  

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