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  1. I am poor, I exist, and I’m right here. Hi! Many people who meet and get to know me without knowing my background are rather surprised to find this out. It matters to me on a very personal level when people do things like make nasty comments or assumptions about poor people, or assume that…

I can relate to this. In case you were curious about my background … this about sums it up.

Posted 3 days ago.
GUYS

There were like 150 people at my bat education event tonight!!!!

Winning so hard!

Mid afternoon coffee date!
I’m working an event at the nature preserve tonight. I got a lady from the zoo to come and give her locally famous bat presentation. Then we’ll go for a walk around the preserve looking for bats.  I’ve worked really hard to publicize the event. I can’t wait to see how many people come out to learn about these awesome and important mammals!   *fingers crossed it goes well*
I’ve been eating low carb high fat for about a week now and I’m down almost 5 pounds! I know most of that is water weight, but I’m feeling SO much better.  I’m not hungry, I don’t feel like my blood sugar is jumping all over the place, and I’ve noticed improvements in some other areas that would be TMI to share.  I hesitated even announcing that I’m trying LCHF … because I have a tendency to fail immediatley after making these types of announcements.  But I feel good … and I can see myself continuing this for a while. I’ve been watching lectures and reading research articles on the topic and I feel confident in my decision. 
I haven’t been to the gym at all this month. The main reason being that I’ve been hiking a lot for work in addition to recreationally.  Plus I’ve been trying to focus on the diet thing.  But I’m going to try and get back to the gym soon. I miss rowing and HIIT.
My goal for tomorrow is to finish a couple more job applications and mail a scholarship application.  
My uncle gave me a chair and a seat weaving kit last month, and I really want to start working on it tomorrow.  Eventually I’m going to learn some more advanced chair caning! 
I really want to buy Quest bars … but they’re so freakin’ expensive! 
I’ve been having more good days that bad days lately. I haven’t had those feelings of loneliness in a while. Feelin confident and happy spending time with me, myself, and I.  And I’ve been feeling more optimistic about my future; I’ll figure it out … and it’ll be awesome.
Hope you’re having a great weekend tumblr! 

Mid afternoon coffee date!

  • I’m working an event at the nature preserve tonight. I got a lady from the zoo to come and give her locally famous bat presentation. Then we’ll go for a walk around the preserve looking for bats.  I’ve worked really hard to publicize the event. I can’t wait to see how many people come out to learn about these awesome and important mammals!   *fingers crossed it goes well*

  • I’ve been eating low carb high fat for about a week now and I’m down almost 5 pounds! I know most of that is water weight, but I’m feeling SO much better.  I’m not hungry, I don’t feel like my blood sugar is jumping all over the place, and I’ve noticed improvements in some other areas that would be TMI to share.  I hesitated even announcing that I’m trying LCHF … because I have a tendency to fail immediatley after making these types of announcements.  But I feel good … and I can see myself continuing this for a while. I’ve been watching lectures and reading research articles on the topic and I feel confident in my decision. 

  • I haven’t been to the gym at all this month. The main reason being that I’ve been hiking a lot for work in addition to recreationally.  Plus I’ve been trying to focus on the diet thing.  But I’m going to try and get back to the gym soon. I miss rowing and HIIT.

  • My goal for tomorrow is to finish a couple more job applications and mail a scholarship application.  

  • My uncle gave me a chair and a seat weaving kit last month, and I really want to start working on it tomorrow.  Eventually I’m going to learn some more advanced chair caning! 

  • I really want to buy Quest bars … but they’re so freakin’ expensive! 

  • I’ve been having more good days that bad days lately. I haven’t had those feelings of loneliness in a while. Feelin confident and happy spending time with me, myself, and I.  And I’ve been feeling more optimistic about my future; I’ll figure it out … and it’ll be awesome.

Hope you’re having a great weekend tumblr! 

Posted 3 days ago.
+ … and then I made Fat Bombs (aka low carb fudge).
I have 20 in my possession. must. not. binge. 

… and then I made Fat Bombs (aka low carb fudge).

I have 20 in my possession. must. not. binge. 

+ Cream Cheese Chicken: I don’t care if it looks less than appetizing, this was BOMB.  SO GOOD. fall off the bone delicious! 

Cream Cheese Chicken: I don’t care if it looks less than appetizing, this was BOMB.  SO GOOD. fall off the bone delicious! 

+ thespartanwarrior:

Truer words were never spoken.

thespartanwarrior:

Truer words were never spoken.

Posted 3 days ago.
+ Spinach and cheddar omelet, turkey sausage, and guacamole. Coffee.
Mug expression perhaps the most accurate of all: one dimpled smirk. (Fun fact I only have a dimple on my right cheek when I smile)

Spinach and cheddar omelet, turkey sausage, and guacamole. Coffee.

Mug expression perhaps the most accurate of all: one dimpled smirk. (Fun fact I only have a dimple on my right cheek when I smile)

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Jumping on the “post six photos of yourself where you feel beautiful” thing. Is there a theme to these photos? Yup! True beauty comes from the happiness of doing what you love. 

  1. Playing ice hockey. Pic from my college days, where I played on the club team. Ice hockey is a part of who I am. It’s been the family sport for multiple generations. It’s rooted in me like nothing else.  My kids will play hockey.
  2. More skating … this time on roller skates. Playing derby made me feel strong.  I really miss it. But a PCL tear from the night that photo was taken put my derby career on hold for a little while.
  3. Running a half marathon, one of the things I’m most proud of to date.
  4. A winter ascent of Mt. Washington, an accomplishment by itself. But I did it despite coming down with a cold the day before.  I really didn’t think I could make it to the top, but I did. And boy was I proud.  
  5. Birds. I love studying them.  I miss field work. I hope to get back into that soon.  Here’s to grad school dreams! 
  6. Hiking and the mountains … will always be my happy place.  

Consider yourself tagged. YES YOU.  I want to know what makes you tick, what makes you beautiful.  :) 

Posted 4 days ago.