Jumping on the Keto Train

I’m sure everyone has heard about Keto by now, it’s such a huge fad and if you look into it you can definitely see why. There is an overwhelming amount of positive reviews and raves about the keto diet and how it’s helped people turn their lives around, whether to help with a medical issue or just to get their weight under control. Naturally there are also some very negative things being said about it as well, but that’s to be expected, and some of it is pretty valid as well.

Over the last year (and especially winter) my boyfriend and I have been talking about how we’d like to lose a bit of weight, and just start eating a bit better in general. We have both put on a lot more weight than we feel comfortable carrying around, but neither of us really wanted to drop by the gym often and getting our bad eating habits under control didn’t seem to be working well. We were having a lot of fast food and take-out, rarely cooking at home because it was just too much hassle, and eating a lot of junk food and way too many sugary drinks and treats (the treats more so on my end). Right before we decided to do keto, we tried cutting down on things like sugary drinks and junk food…but it was proving to be pretty difficult. Once we got the craving for something we’d just eventually give in and go buy a bag of chips or pop open a can of Pepsi.

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Long Month

So, I haven’t got a whole lot to say, but I do have some ranting to do. It feels like ages since I last posted anything, and I guess it has been. My last post was actually over a month ago!

On April 17th we left for Las Vegas, and had a really great time down there, despite my boyfriend’s mom being with us and honestly driving me a bit batty for most of the trip. But she was a great tour guide and I’m glad I got to see so many things in such a short amount of time. We even spent a day on a jet boat tour on the Colorado River, which was a ton of fun and really beautiful. Unfortunately when we got back on the evening of the 24th, our house was a bit flooded.

The London Bridge, Lake Havasu, AZ
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Second Winter

Well, my excitement about spring was a bit short-lived. I was pretty sure we would get another foot or so of snow before spring actually shows up…and I was right. The last week it’s been snowing and blustery all week, and today is the first day the sun has come out to play since my post Spring Has Sprung (And So Have I!). Of course I super jinxed it all, ah well though. We even have years where it randomly snows as late in the year as the end of June, so this wasn’t surprising at all! I’m still a bit bummed out that spring isn’t here to stay yet though.

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The view of the frozen over lake from the dock.
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Spring Has Sprung (And So Have I!)

I love spring. To me, there is nothing better than waking up one morning and the sun is shining, snow is melting, birds are chirping, and I am suddenly full of motivation! Especially after a long snow filled winter!

I started off my weekend on Friday and did some light spring cleaning in the living room & kitchen while my boyfriend was out for the day skidooing. I really wanted to do a lot more, but I’m still recovering from a fractured thumb, so I took things pretty slow & easy. I still got a lot more done that I thought I would, which is always a great feeling, especially after a long & depressing winter.

Saturday was another great sunshiney day, most of which I spent outside with the dog while waiting on laundry to finish up in the house. I finally got the thick layer of ice on the deck all chipped and shoveled aside, which has been driving me insane all winter. After a long morning walk, the dog was tuckered out (especially after finding another dog in the park to play with), so I left her at home for a while and headed over to my sisters for a visit.

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What is Borderline Personality Disorder?

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This page is still under construction. I have many resources which I’d like to add, as well as links to articles. I will be updating this post as new information is made available. Thanks for taking a few minutes to further your education on this topic!

The Basics of Personality Disorders

Borderline Personality Disorder (also know as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder or EUPD in some places) is one of ten Personality Disorders that are listed in the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). To start off at the basics, a Personality Disorder is described as a clinical syndrome that typically has long-standing symptoms and considerably change how the individual interacts with the world. There are 10 Personality Disorders in total; Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Antisocial, Borderline, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Avoidant, Dependent, and Anankastic (obsessive-compulsive).

While each Personality Disorder has it’s specific traits, there are many times where it’s possible for an individual to have more than one Personality Disorder at a time. Each Personality Disorder can also lead to significant impairment which can lead to further problems such as anxiety and depression, along with eating disorders and much more. As such, many Personality Disorders can be difficult to diagnose and are still often misdiagnosed which leads to even further impairment for the individual.

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