Rachael Fights Back
Unplanned grocery haul wasn’t too bad! Roughly $30 of deliciousness. It’s too bad the 4 Lean Cuisines I bought expired last month, but I’ll still eat them. #groceryhaul #food

Unplanned grocery haul wasn’t too bad! Roughly $30 of deliciousness. It’s too bad the 4 Lean Cuisines I bought expired last month, but I’ll still eat them. #groceryhaul #food

The principal at work just went past my door riding on a flat cart. That was great.

I silently laughed so hard. It’s conferences and like nobody is here. I get to leave in 15 minutes because I’m taking a half day!

To my roommate: Thank you for letting me steal your clothes even when you don’t know I do. Also, thank you for being the best friend there is since the 4th grade and always picking me up when I’m down. I love you. 

Decent day. Beautiful weather. 25 minute walk during lunch. 90 minutes of procrastination and then a 4 mile run (11:39 pace and negative splits). I only almost ate 1 bug. Now to get cute again and go hang out with the boy. A day in the life. 

This may come off as mean,

thebuffbaker:

But when people (I know irl) ask for weight loss/fitness advice, and I start explaining to them everything that goes with that, and they immediately start coming up with excuses……. I have no sympathy or patience for that. None. I know it hard. But we all have to start somewhere.

Good morning! Here’s a selfie to get your day started. 

The next few days will be pretty laid back for me. I’m not working at Sports Authority until Sunday so I actually get some time off! Bittersweet, y’all. 

I’m nervous for my tummy tuck consult on Monday. I got recommended another doctor who also seems really good and it’s just like, who is the “right” one?! 

Also, obviously it’s A LOT of money. I just feel stupid I guess. I want the surgery, but I feel like I should just live with my insecurities for a while and use that money towards the last of my cc’s or some of my student loans. 

I just don’t know what to do. Oyy.

Good morning! Here’s a selfie to get your day started.

The next few days will be pretty laid back for me. I’m not working at Sports Authority until Sunday so I actually get some time off! Bittersweet, y’all.

I’m nervous for my tummy tuck consult on Monday. I got recommended another doctor who also seems really good and it’s just like, who is the “right” one?!

Also, obviously it’s A LOT of money. I just feel stupid I guess. I want the surgery, but I feel like I should just live with my insecurities for a while and use that money towards the last of my cc’s or some of my student loans.

I just don’t know what to do. Oyy.

The world keeps toying with my stress and emotions.

I went to get my tires checked between jobs because the air pressure light came on the other day. Ended up paying almost $50 because part of one (that I just recently bought here!!!) was broke and needed to be replaced ASAP.

I don’t just have an extra $50 to go spending (I mean, I do, but I don’t). Just before leaving, the manger called me over without telling me why and then reimbursed me. Thankful.

“Once you get this you have to publicly say 5 things about yourself, and pass it on to you 10 favorite blogs!”

livingfitonedayatatime

1. Most of what I drink is water. I’ll have coffee 4-5x a week, but usually around noon when I start to drag.
2. I have a problem buying too many socks and underwear. I have over 100 underwear and about 70 pairs of socks!
3. I genuinely enjoy cleaning and organizing when I actually have time.
4. Numbers and money are fun to me. I use Google Drive to track everything I spend and used to even go as far as to color code purchases.
5. I’m a planner. I plan out meals, workouts, dates, appointments, time to clean or relax, and even things months and years away.

I just wanted to take a moment to say that I’m only human. I eat things just about everyday that I “shouldn’t,” and I often consume too many calories. But ya know what? I feel amazing. I’m appreciating the strength of my body, and the amazing progress that I have made. That is all.

During my run tonight (3+ miles and slow because of the worst side stitch ever), I was inspired by liftheavyrunstrong’s recent post about asking someone about their culture/story.

I saw a very large man with walking sticks just going about his day and making his way around the 1 mile loop. I passed him twice and so badly wanted to talk to him. Finally, I turned around and said hi. We ended up talking for nearly half an hour!!

He told me that 10 years ago (at age 22), he was injured in Iraq. Tripping on some stairs saved his life, but he was blown off of a building, fell 45 feet, landed on his back, and majorly injured his spine. Somehow, he never got surgery and it healed on its own for the most part.

He used to weigh 185lbs at 6’5” and had the nickname, “Twig.” He could deadlift 500lbs and squat 800lbs (on the Smith machine)!!! What? Now, he weighs 500lbs. After 6 suicide attempts and years of PTSD, he’s decided to make 2014 his year. He said he’s not your typical fat man. His wife is a teeny thing and a chef. He doesn’t eat junk food or fast food as much as one would expect because she meal preps him healthy meals for the week and even freezes some for when she isn’t there.

Soon, he wants to do some 5k’s and 10k’s. I told him a bit about myself, and told him to keep up with it because he CAN do this. Oh, and the small world kicker? He has family in my hometown and college town back in Minnesota.

I am really glad I decided to say hi. I was so nervous, but his story was great and not something I will forget. So, remember this. Say hi. Ask your questions. Worst case scenario, someone will be slightly offended and you’ll never see them again.

I’ve been really struggling with this eating right thing. I eat a lot of healthy things, but then I also eat not-so-healthy things. It’s the end of shark week and I’m an endless pit. Oyyy.

I’ve been really struggling with this eating right thing. I eat a lot of healthy things, but then I also eat not-so-healthy things. It’s the end of shark week and I’m an endless pit. Oyyy.

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