Lifestyle, Uncategorized

The Awesome Blogger Award

I am so very honored and excited to have been considered for the Awesome Blogger Award! Writing has been such an awesome outlet for me, and to know that others appreciate my posts makes it all that more special! I was nominated by the lovely Kathryn over at Let's Talk Depression . She is such an honest… Continue reading The Awesome Blogger Award

Eating Disorder, Lifestyle, Self Love, Uncategorized

Food Addiction and Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are not diets. But are Mental Disorders with physical side effects. This is a difficult topic for me to write about. I have had this post ready to publish for quite some time, but haven't had the guts to share it. The fear of feeling judged or looked down upon has led to… Continue reading Food Addiction and Eating Disorders

Lifestyle, PCOS, Self Love

Products I use to Cope with PCOS Symptoms

I've mentioned about a million times since I started The Cyster Story, that PCOS and its quirks are no joke. It pretty much raises hell on every aspect of your being, and certainly not in a good way. My symptoms have always made me pretty self-conscious. Every time I notice my side burns coming in,… Continue reading Products I use to Cope with PCOS Symptoms

Lifestyle, Self Love, Uncategorized, weight loss

Sweating for the Wedding Challenge: 6 Week Update

So I am a little overdue with this update, but things have been really hectic lately and I am kind of slacking in the blogging department. Also, I bought a Cricut machine with my Christmas money and I have been a little obsessed with using it in my free time... It is AWESOME. ANY WHO.… Continue reading Sweating for the Wedding Challenge: 6 Week Update

Lifestyle, PCOS Recipes, weight loss

January PCOS Recipe: Zucchini and Ground Turkey Bake

The first recipe I am going to share with my Cysters is something I have been making for SO long, that I actually have no clue where I got the idea from. This is a simple meal that I throw together when I'm in a time crunch. The best part is that I get EIGHT… Continue reading January PCOS Recipe: Zucchini and Ground Turkey Bake

depression, Lifestyle, Self Love, Uncategorized

How I plan to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

I don't know about you all, but for me, the winter time blues are REAL. And they hit me hard Every. Single. Year. It seems ironic that I set all these new goals at the beginning of the year, most of which have to do with my mental health and my personal relationship with myself, and… Continue reading How I plan to beat Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Lifestyle, Self Love, Uncategorized

New Year, New Me. 9 ways I am making 2018 the best year yet.

Cliché. I KNOW. But with 2018 right around the corner, I feel like it's time to really start being a goal digger. In my opinion there has never been anything wrong with a person showing some ambition, and making the effort to be the best possible version of themselves. And for most, that first day… Continue reading New Year, New Me. 9 ways I am making 2018 the best year yet.

Lifestyle, Self Love, Uncategorized

Taking steps towards success

Those of you who know me on a personal level, are aware that I have been taking college classes off and on since 2005. I have studied a large range of courses, changing my major more times than I can count. I've had intentions of getting a degree in Social Work, Nursing, Medical Assisting, Radiography...… Continue reading Taking steps towards success

Lifestyle, Uncategorized, wedding

Love stories and wedding planning

Today, November 29th, marks one whole year since my soon-to-be hubby proposed to me (like a total princess, may I add). It also is just one day short of 7 months until we say our "I do's." The whole thing is SO exciting, and yet SO scary all at the same time. It seems like… Continue reading Love stories and wedding planning

Lifestyle, PCOS, Self Love, Uncategorized, weight loss

Sweating for the Wedding Challenge

The big wedding day is just a little over 7 months away (holy crap where did the time go?!). I wish I could say I was right where I want to be health/weight wise, but I definitely am not. And I am assuming that since the last 11.5 months went by so fast, I can… Continue reading Sweating for the Wedding Challenge