Food, Health

My First Week on Keto

Before we start, I want to give a special shout out to Allen at Das Midnight Goose for being the first person to buy something from my Society 6 store! I really hope you enjoy the mug, Allen!

Did you know that if you buy any From Adie, with Love logo merch and tag me in a picture of it on social media I’ll give you a shout out on my blog? Amazing!


So… diet check in…

Let’s just do this.
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Food, Health

Adie Does Keto

Oh, a special weekend post, because this is my blog and I can do what I want!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Losing weight isn’t something important to me. I’m cute, I’m smart, I’m funny, and my weight doesn’t affect any of those things. I’m goddamn charming, even at 210.

When people have asked me about losing weight, I cut back with the same retort every time, “I’d rather be fat and happy than skinny and miserable.” Continue reading “Adie Does Keto”

College, Health, Mental Health, Personal Update, Spirituality

Obligatory New Year’s Resolutions Post

Last year, I did non-resolutions–things I wasn’t going to focus on in 2018. That went over about as well as any of my normal resolutions do. Which just goes to prove that resolutions of any kind are kind of ridiculous. The average person just can’t sit down on January 1st and make decisions for their entire upcoming year. It’s just not realistic.

But it sure is goddamn fun, isn’t it?

So, in the spirit of the time of year, here are the “resolutions” I’m “making” for 2019 that I almost definitely will forget about by February! Continue reading “Obligatory New Year’s Resolutions Post”

Food, Health

Getting Healthy and Making Changes (Recipe Request)

Honestly, I think at least part of the reason I feel hesitant to continue pursuing Nutrition as my major (aside from all the awful, awful math I have to take) it because I feel like such a raging hypocrite. I have the worst diet, witches. Seriously, awful. And forget exercise (who even has time for that???). Since my catabolism* ran away from home when I turned twenty-two, I’ve gained a lot of weight and turned into a lethargic blob.

The weight I don’t mind, really. If I’m fat, I’m fat, and that’s just how it is. That just means there’s more of me to be awesome. But, I wouldn’t mind being awesome and healthy. It’s not the fat that bothers me; it’s the lack of energy and pain that I have a problem with.

And with thirty looming on the horizon (holy sh–!) I really need to get my health in order while I’m still young enough to do so.

So, I’m trying to make healthier dietary and fitness choices. Which is kind of a bummer, because healthy food doesn’t taste nearly as good as cupcakes and cookies. Nor do any of the healthy recipes I have look particularly blog-worthy. Oh, baked chicken and steamed vegetables! Many wow! Such amaze!

Except, you know, not really. It’s all pretty boring, standard stuff.

Which is where you come in (hopefully). Drop your favorite healthy (preferably low-sodium) dishes in the comments. Hook a witch up!

Meanwhile, I’ll be off in the abyss of my bedroom, digging my stationary bike out from under the piles of clothes.

I love you all.


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*Catabolism is the part of metabolism which breaks molecules down into smaller molecules and energy and is what most people talk about when they talk about “stimulating your metabolism.” Science has ruined the casual use of the term “metabolism” for me.

**The other part of metabolism is anabolism, which uses energy to bond smaller molecules to form bigger molecules. This is the process which builds muscle (among many other things). SCIENCE! WHEE!

Health, Mental Health

Just stupid little depression things.

Contrary to popular belief, I am trying very hard to be optimistic. In general, I’ve been doing okay. My sleep schedule is semi-on-track, which is good. I’m excited to start school next week (okay, “excited” is a strong word; I’m ready to start school next week and get one semester closer to a damn degree).

Overall, I feel pretty okay. Not great, but I can get out of bed and shower and make myself a milkshake. Not too shabby. I’ve definitely had worse days. Continue reading “Just stupid little depression things.”

Health, Mental Health

Friday Faves: Break Time

I’m sorry there’s no (typical) Friday Fave this week. No show for you to check out, book for you to read, or lipstick for you to try (but, oh, I do have lipstick for you to try, if that’s your thing). I was going to queue something up last night, but I was just so mentally burned out and I’ve been so busy trying to Get Shit Done that I couldn’t think of anything I’ve really been “into” lately.

So, here’s what I’m “into,” this week. Here’s my Fave for Friday and my recommendation to you all:

Taking a damn break.

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Health

Surviving Winter: Southern California Edition

It’s December and everyone is posting their tips for surviving winter. That’s cute and all, and they’re really interesting reads (really; I love me some Crock Pot dinners, so shower me in your stew and soup recipes), but I live in Southern California, so 90% of it doesn’t apply to me. Down jackets? Heated blankets? I would die of heat stroke.

Winters in Southern California are akin to the brisk beginnings of fall I experienced when I lived in Colorado Springs. Pleasantly cool and the perfect temperature for cute layered outfits without being so bundled up you waddle everywhere you go. (Do you all hate me, yet?)

Even so, California winters are still much colder than California summers.

So, here are my top four tips for surviving winter, So Cal style.

SurviveWinter
Shall we?
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