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Defining Yourself

When you enter life on your own, having freedom can either be good for you or bite you in the tail. Over the past four years, it spun me into rock bottom and I had to pick up the pieces. It also made me realize that I had to define who I was and how to take care of myself.

Adulting, Independence

Adulting: Difficulty Adapting to Change

They say it takes 21 days to make a new habit stick to one’s routine. When you are autistic and are used to things always being the same and then being uprooted and it being a significant change, it can be difficult to adapt to significant change,

Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Being In A Better Place

If you noticed in my feature blog last week, I titled it “Why Can’t I just be happy for Once? It goes without saying that as soon as I wrote that post, I began to feel better about myself and have a whole different outlook on life as a result of seeing life in a different way.

Adulting, Independence

Adulting: Being Responsible

When you move out of someone that takes care of all your needs, many times it requires you as an independent person to become responsible for being able to make sure every need you need to have met is met. Having additional challenges such as autism can make things like being independent realize the importance of following through with the things that you need to be responsible for on your own.

Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Backsliding Fears

Having been struggling with my weight for an extended period of time, continuing to follow through with what needs to be done in order to lose weight can be a struggle. Life is full of temptations and lack of care, but I know that I must be resilient and continue the fight.

McDonald's in my hometown
Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Delivery Dangers

A few weeks ago, I got into a phase. It was something that made life easier but while it is a good invention, it was something that I realized for my physical health isn’t the best choice and while it may be convenient to do because having food of all kinds at your front door, I somehow know that there is a value to eating in an establishment more often than I was.

King's Covered Bridge
Healthy Lifestyle, Weight Loss, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Doing What’s Right

Recently, I have been facing the struggle of not doing all the things I need to do to be healthy. I know what I need to do. I know it works, yet I get lazy or get careless because of being unmotivated or wanting to feel good.

Early 2022 Sunrise
Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Change of Scenery

As we approach the eve of the Fall Equinox, I have been thinking of ways to better intertwine nature into activities of wellness. Being outdoors makes me feel better and there is nothing like the air hitting your face at a time of year like the shoulder season.

Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Goal-Driven

The past month has been very good for me in the fact of being well. I am losing weight very consistently and as such I am setting goals for intervals so I can be accountable for myself in between the times I meet the accountability of the weekly weigh-in. Doing so has proven well and as such gives me the drive to keep the journey up and moving forward.

Healthy Lifestyle, Holistic Health, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Better Changes

Last week, I had the opportunity to begin monthly consultations with a nutritionist through a collaboration between my day program and the local community action concern. It was an insightful meeting where I learned to make better changes to improve my health.

Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Making Swaps

As I am continuing down my personal wellness journey, I am experiencing new and exciting changes to the lifestyle that can have an additional benefit to my overall health as a result of switching or swapping things out in the process of general consumption of nourishment that has been proven successful in the long run of having the outcome I desire as I progress in my journey.

Repurposed Covered Pedestrian Bridge
Healthy Lifestyle, Holistic Health, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Progress Works!

Another week in the books and another opportunity to measure the progress I have been making in over a week by incorporating more changes to my regimens. They are creating change and I could not be happier of the progress I am making as a result of making simple changes and creating new habits.

Laurel Ridge State Park Pavilion / Concession
Union Station Weekly

Union Station News: Volume 2, Issue 2; June 2022

Note: As part of my Day Program, I contribure to the program's newsletter. In June 2021, that Newsletter transitoned to a monthly basis as much of the elements of the program are back to a in-person status.

King's Covered Bridge
Healthy Lifestyle, Independence, Weight Loss, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Small Strides, Small Progress

Well again, I am met with another accountability point. Two months ago I was given firm medical advice to get my weight under control as there were alot of factors related to my obesity that were not favorable. I was pleased to hear that I made good progress, but the journey is not over.

Connellsville Welcome Arch and Viaduct April 2022
Achievements, Healthy Lifestyle, Wellness Wedbesday

Wellness Wednesday: Appreciating Non-Scale Victories

Recently, because of the efforts I have put forth in working towards losing weight to being healthier, I am beginning to see some Non-Scale Victories (NSVs). Non-scale victories, also known as NSVs, are health improvements that result from small life changes. They may go unnoticed if you're only focused on the scale as a measure of your success. A bathroom scale shows a number — a snapshot of your weight at a given moment on a given day.