Look in the mirror. Does the person you see match the person you feel like on the inside? How much stock do you put in appearances?
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mirror, Mirror.”
What do I see when I look in the Mirror?
I see someone with epilepsy.
I see someone who has visited many Emergency Rooms, experienced many EEGs and MRIs, and visited many neurologists.
I see a divorcee coping with life on her own.
I see a person struggling to find full-time employment.
I see someone who has made many mistakes, but has learned a lot because of them.
I see fatigue. It cannot be helped, since my meds make me a little sleepy.
I see trying to hide that fatigue behind makeup.
I see someone who really needs to lose some weight.
I see a person who is attempting to improve her overall health despite all of this.
Most importantly, I see someone who doesn’t give up easily.
If we were to meet on the street, what would you see?
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between caffeine and seizures? I have touched on this topic in the past in blog posts such as: My Love/Hate Relationship with Coffee and When I Stopped Drinking Coffee.
I needed this reminder since I have drunk a lot of coffee lately. I have experienced insomnia and some anxiety lately, and I’m sure the amount of coffee that I drink is not helping. I did get down to only 2 cups of coffee a day at one time, but end-of-the-semester stress drove me to drinking more coffee.
I have no discipline when it comes to exercise. I have set a goal of losing some weight before I fly to visit my family for Christmas. That will be challenging with Halloween and Thanksgiving coming up soon.
I needed this reminder for myself more than anything. I need to get back into the routine of exercising to help keep myself healthy. As the infographic below shows, a little bit of exercise regularly can have all sorts of positive benefits for your brain. Not to mention I have to lose the weight that I gained from those donuts that I ate this summer!
For today’s Media Monday post, I thought I would try a recipe. When I cook, I like simple recipes that don’t need much prep time. This recipe is also low carb and modified atkins friendly. It might also be keto friendly, but I am not well-informed on the specifics behind the ketogenic diet.
Disclaimer: This is not my recipe, but am merely sharing it because I think it looks awesome. All credit goes to Linda’s Low Carb Menus & Recipes.
The recipe can be found here.
If you want to check out the other modified atkins friendly recipes, please check out my pinterest site.
Do you have a recipe to add to the collection? Let me know and I’ll add it to my pinterest page.
This summer I had all the best intentions of losing more weight. I even bought a lunch bag, which came with an ice pack, to carry my food to work. I think most of you can tell from the picture above where this blog post is going.
This summer I have focused on trying to improve my little corner of the world financially. Almost every day during the summer, I was sitting in front of the computer working on lessons and applying to jobs.