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I am STILL trying to grow my nail back to what these nails here are at! They are long, but nowhere near as long as this and it has been almost a month of me trying to grow them back which has been much longer than I was anticipating! I haven't' done one of these #MidWeekMani catch-ups in a long time and I have been kind of craving one since I have been a little stressed lately and just feeling anxiety/dread. I can't even really talk about it that much here since I fear it may be used against me "in a court of law", but suffice it to say that the spaces where I used to feel safe, I no longer do and that has made me feel really sad!  
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I have always believed I was an asset, but I'm seeing rewards given for bad behaviour while I am actively trying to be useful (at least I think so) and it's just so disheartening to experience. Feeling this way, I have just been going through the motions and trying to rev myself up to start the day almost every day. A few weeks ago, I started fantasizing about getting hurt juuuust enough to go on a temporary medical leave and enjoy being at home with my husband and kitties (I looove being with them). That's not a normal way of thinking so I have been looking to speak to a therapist as well as I know there is very little I can do to change my work situation. I either need to find a way to live with it or leave it. I like the money and the comfort of knowing my abilities there so leaving is the least desirable option for me.

One positive thing I have started doing is that I started calorie tracking on May 1st when I noticed one of my favourite jumpsuits was getting super tight around my waist. It fit in December and now, it was feeling uncomfortable. I also have a few expensive Judith and Charles dresses that have been gathering dust in my closet since 2020 solely because they are a bit tight on the hips and waist. And not by much, but enough to feel uncomfortable after a meal or when I sit down. I HATE throwing out clothing that is at this price point so I decided to change solely just what I was consuming as snacks as my favourite snacks are chocolate, chips and cake. Something I have everyday and sometimes multiple times per day! I started choosing healthier snack options like fruit, low fat/no sugar Jello and Cool Whip (frozen is THE BEST!) and crunching on celery and cucumbers in my way home from work whenever I was stuck in traffic and hungry and in the space of 4 weeks I have lost 4lbs! And, my body feels a lot better internally! I don't feel as bloated all the time!

Obviously, adding exercise to the mix is key, but I'm not going to pretend that I am a lululemon loving (Ok, I do like some of their stuff), nature hiker because I live in Vancouver and look like I am in relatively good shape. I don't enjoy running, spin class, the gym, yoga or pilates. I don't really like being around other people and would prefer to just go for walks around my neighbourhood to hit my 10,000 step daily goal. I sound like a super fun person you want to be around, eh?

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It has been nice to see some progress in terms of weight goals that have solely been based on choosing better snack options and I am hoping that by the summer, those designer dresses won't feel like I'm being bandaged like a mummy! If anyone has some yummy low calorie snacks to share, let me know! I am open to trying them all!

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