Weekly Weigh In

Friday April 24th: 226.0
Pounds lost since last weigh in : 1
Total Pounds lost: 131.4

I guess I’m just feeling a little blah about everything today. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy to see another pound off! I always love to see the weight drop, although I do feel like it’s been slow the past few weeks, I’m still happy and incredibly grateful.

Instead of reflecting on weight loss, I’d rather talk about what’s going on MS wise today. My doctor let me fall through the cracks and I was off Tecfidera for a little over a month. I’m back on the low dose for a couple of weeks and then back to the full dose. I hate being on the medication, but I hate my doctor even more for letting me go so long without it. Guess who’s getting a new neuro?!

You have to be your own advocate. Even if you feel like your doctor should be taking you seriously, this is still their job. If something happens to you under their care, it doesn’t affect them personally for the most part, and you can’t expect anyone else to care about you more than you care about yourself. I don’t care if they find it annoying, fight for what you know is right and don’t let ANY practitioner mess with your health. My doctor simply didn’t order my medication. Even when I told him it was out. Even after I called and spoke to him to remind him a week and a half later. Even after I called multiple times after that. He ignored my calls. Ignored my request to order the medication (even though he said that he would do it… TWICE). Never again.

I’ve had a lot of stress lately. I’m trying to stay calm but, honestly, I just don’t have very good stress management skills. I’m feeling okay. Not great, but not terrible either.

But hey, I still lost weight this week… and now thats starting to feel like a freaking miracle! Happy Friday, everyone! I’m definitely ready for the weekend!

Today is the first day in four years that I realized I am beautiful. Just the way I am. Almost a year ago today, I married my love, and this is me getting dressed for our wedding. I felt pretty then, but insecure about so many things, including my body. This year I have woken up to all the beautiful realities of life: loving others, God, and today, myself. 

You are beautiful, all of you. Every one of you, and ALL of you. 

The measurable portions of me are:

Height: 5'4"
Weight: 170
Bust: 36E
Waist: 32"
Hips: 43"



Dog • Australian Shepherd & Boxer Mix • Adult • Female • Medium
Athens County Dog Shelter
Chauncey, OH

Pepper is between 2 and 3 years old.  She is said to be good with men, women, kids, other dogs and cats.  She is not good around chickens.   Pepper has been spayed.

Support the Athens County Dog Shelter by walking your dog or yourself!  It won’t cost you a cent!  Download the app “Walk For a Dog” from http://wooftrax.com to your phone and select Athens County Dog Shelter and then take a walk!  It’s great for you and your pooches plus it benefits the homeless dogs at the shelter.  Use the app each time you grab the leash.  You, your dog and the shelter will all benefit.

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to see the wishlist of items that the Shelter is in need of.  Thank You!

80 Pounds Lost on my Public Display of Self Love journey!!



This is Layla! She is supposed to be a lab but is only 9 pounds at 11 weeks. She loves staring into my eyes and annoying my springer spaniel.

Support a Black-Owned Business. Help Sommer Johnson receive a 250K Grant!

Sommer Johnson is a proud business owner of a company called A Pound of Love, using her grandmother’s recipes and her love of her community, she uses food as a way to do her own kind of activism in the city of Long Beach, CA. Sommer hosts events using her cakes to bring people together to hold community discussions. Her hope is to expand the business to be able to offer free food for the homeless as well as better serve her community by creating a safer space for discussion over food made with love.

Sommer needs 250 votes by midnight June 30th (TODAY!) Let’s support her in her dream!


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Search 'A Pound of Love’ (the name of the business).


So, I was looking for an acrylic yarn in a Caucasian skin tone for my continuing mission to crochet little people dolls (there is just no way to say it that doesn’t sound totally creepy), and everything I’ve seen that’s even close is really more videogamer-in-the-basement pallor than I’d like.


Except the Pound of Love.


So now I have a pound of the crap.