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04. The Bride

…That’s me. Or is it? In case you missed my first three instalments: Part One – The Husband Part Two – The Groomsmen Part Three – The Letters Today, I want to share a little part of my story as a “bride” with you all. My wedding day, the day I married Johnny, was absolutely …

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery: Getting Two Periods in a Row for the First Time in 8 YEARS

Rejoicing. Absolutely rejoicing. This has been my goal for so long: getting two periods in a row. Well, to be precise, my GOAL has been to get three in a row… but, you can’t get three without the first two, and I haven’t missed less than 3 months between periods in just about 8 years, …

Easy Goat Cheese Margherita “Pizza”

…it’s for your next 3pm hankering. You know, the in-between-lunch-and-dinner-I’m-feelin’-snacky hankering. I get it pretty much every day now that I eat unrestricted. It takes 10 minutes to make, is easy to customize, and involves very little effort. Sound like your kind of snack? Let’s get to it! Goat Cheese Margherita Pizza Makes 1 snack …

Edema and Joint Pain and Night Sweats, Oh My!: The Signs of True Physical Recovery No One Talks About

Cold all the time? I used to be known for it. Also for genuinely never sweating, never turning red when I worked out, and having dryer than dry skin, especially in the winter. Well, guess what? I typically sweat easily now (the underboob sweat I never related to is real), actually LOOK like I went …

Hypothalamic Amenorrhea Recovery… While Wedding Planning: An Update

Frustrated is my word of choice. I am overwhelmingly frustrated. I’ve read every blog post about hypothalamic amenorrhea. I’ve spent months eating as much as my insides could take without exploding and remaining sedentary. Then I’ve tried adding in light exercise, eating high high fat contents without restricting other food groups. Here is what I …

Share Your Deepest Failures, Be Met with… Compassion?

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion. Happy Monday! Does anyone else write stories in their minds? The place most conducive to “Story-Writing” in my thought-life is the cafe I work at, Smile Tiger. I’ve never worked somewhere in my life in which the …