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HAWMC Day 3: Healing

Today’s HAWMC question is If you had a superpower – what would it be? How would you use it?I’ve got a beautiful little girl who loves the Disney princesses. Anything pink and girly she is all over it (don’t worry she also loves balls, dinosaurs, and trucks) but I think one of my favorite movies to watch with her is Tangled which is a great take on the story of Rapunzel. Its storyline is fun and I love the music (its the music geek in me).

If I had to choose a superpower, I would choose to have the ability to heal others. I wish I could reach out and sing a song and someone’s hurts be healed and their body be made new. Not just for myself, but for so many of my family and friends that I see that battle pain and illness on a regular basis.

If I was able to chose a second superpower (being greedy now), I would also choose to have the ability to fly! Our family isn’t too far away but far enough so I would love, love, LOVE to be able to fly to see them without the repercussions that travel tends to have on my body. Trips to the beach would also be a perk 🙂

If you were able to choose a superpower, what would it be?



weight loss

Shrinkvivor Season 2: Week 2

SHRINKVIVOR CHALLENGEIt’s weigh-in day over at the Sisterhood for Shrinkvivor! It has been a frustrating week symptom-wise from the Megace treatment. I finally got a prescription for Zofran to make the nausea more tolerable but my insurance will only pay for 12 pills a month so I’m going to see if I can appeal as I can easily go through that in a week! I’ve done a pretty good job sticking to calorie counting. I can’t say I’m doing a very good job at eating well balanced meals but at the moment I’m working on eating anything that will not cause my GI system to hate me! Still, I’ve been worried about the whole weight gain thing from the treatment since its that #1 side effect so I was excited when I hopped on the scale this morning:

I am down 3 pounds!!! Woo-hoo!

This past week’s mini-challenge was counting exercise minutes and I am proud to share 77 minutes! I know for most people that’s not a huge deal but for someone who’s just 8 weeks post-op and was practically bed-bound for many weeks prior to that, I am super stoked!

This week’s mini-challenge is working on getting a good night’s sleep! For me, the struggle is not the quantity of hours but the quality of hours so I’m going to try to do my best to work on getting quality sleep (which I admit is a struggle with a 2 year old sometimes) which means turning off the phone and TV at a decent hour!

Here are my stats so far:

Starting Weight: 142.8

Goal Weight: 135

Current Weight: 139.8

Change: -3.0lbs

chronic illness

I Am An Endo Warrior

Coming up this weekend will be the 8 year anniversary of my endometriosis diagnosis. Little did I know the pain that it would cause me to endure but at the same time little did I know that the doors that it would open and the amazing people I would get to meet in the process.

Since I am still soaking up the sun in Florida (well I hope that its sunny), I wanted to share with you some of the articles I have written as the endometriosis writer for The Fight Like a Girl Club!

When the Doctor Says Its Endometriosis

Taming the Endo Monster

The Unspoken Side Effect of Endometriosis

Preparing For Surgery

When A Hysterectomy Isn’t A Cure


I hope you enjoy!