horrible_monster posted a comment 10 months, 4 weeks ago
My husband and I took two private lessons in March of 2017 and it...

horrible_monster has achieved her goal: take another ballroom dance class 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Enjoyed a series of four swing dancing lessons in May 2013; ready for more. Swing or ballroom or...

horrible_monster wrote on Evelyn M.'s support wall 11 months, 1 week ago
You are a good person and worthy of kind words and encouragement. <3, an internet stranger who's rooting for you.

horrible_monster wrote Going to the doctor, reading blogs, usual stuff 11 months, 1 week ago

So I finally had my doctor's appointment on Thursday, and it's such a relief to be reestablished with a primary care doc. I like Dr. P a lot. And we went over the results of my bloodwork, which was...

horrible_monster wrote Before and After (whooo, this got long, sorry) 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Saw this on Twitter today. It's a piece on Medium by one of my new

horrible_monster wrote Blah blah 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Medium-stressful day at work, with sensations of incompetence and fatuity balanced by flashes of feeling kind-of okayish. So I'll call that a win, especially since it's the Monday after DST and to ...

horrible_monster wrote Complicated Feelings 11 months, 2 weeks ago

OK, I'm finally starting to see some talk on Tumblr about Gabourey Sidibe's wls. I'm sort of surprised it took this long, or at least this long to start bubbling up in the blogs I read. 


horrible_monster wrote Just a Saturday update 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Yesterday was pretty good! I finally got back on ye olde treadmill and while I didn't break any land speed records it felt like a nice, solid workout: neither easy nor annihilating. 

Today I...

horrible_monster wrote Cracked listicle! 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Number Six is simultaneously "weirdly comforting" and "infuriating."...

horrible_monster posted a comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago

horrible_monster posted a comment 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Kathy! Thank you for the kind words. I do have a support group I...

horrible_monster wrote More technical frustrations 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Argh. I uploaded several photos, and I swear to god I created new albums to put them in, but they're all just "Uncategorized" now and I can't seem to move them or create a new album or anything?? W...

horrible_monster wrote Grumpy, weird, et cetera 11 months, 3 weeks ago

I'm still ridiculously irritated that OH ate one of my blog entries from a couple weeks ago, and that's part of why I haven't come back to update in a little bit. Ugh. Give me back my slightly thou...

horrible_monster uploaded a new photo 11 months, 3 weeks ago

horrible_monster wrote OK, this is weird... 1 year ago

My 23-Feb entry disappeared, and then the one I just posted is showing up as 23-Feb instead of 24-Feb. Halp??

horrible_monster wrote Just Another Day 1 year ago

Today went pretty well, I think. My boss graciously invited me on a short walk to a coffee shop, where I resisted the urge to acquire a big, fat, fancy coffee drink and contented myself with a mug ...

horrible_monster wrote Day Two of Doing Better 1 year ago

(I don't anticipate updating daily, but I am trying to build some momentum and accountability, so it feels like the right thing for now.)

Major disappointment today: literally no time to exe...

horrible_monster wrote Gotta (re)Start Somewhere 1 year ago

So today was my first day really holding myself to the higher standard I hope will get me back down to 170 and then (fingers crossed) to 160. It was kind of arduous but also not; the only really ha...

horrible_monster posted a comment 1 year ago
Thanks for the tips!

horrible_monster has a new goal: my goal is to weigh 170 pounds. 1 year ago
Track my food, water, and exercise via MyFitnessPal. Look for opportunities to fit dedicated exercise time into my day at least two or three times a week.

horrible_monster has achieved her goal: Get a job doing something I enjoy 1 year ago
I DID get a job doings something I enjoyed in July of 2013. Then I was laid off in 2015. So...this goal is current again, I guess. Gotta earn money to put gas in the Jeep to go to support group, right?
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Before & After
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2009, at a friend's wedding. Probably weighed ~250 at this point. (I miss that dress.)
Very awkward selfie! I should probably ask for assistance next time, but I'm impatient.

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