Where would you be today, if you didn’t do that [back then]?

Do you ever sit down and wonder where you would be today, had you not met a certain person, took a new job, or just was in a different place at a different time? Do you ever wonder how one tiny little decision that lasts a fraction of a second could change your whole life? […]

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Sweating for the Wedding Update

I haven’t done a weight loss update in a while, mostly because I’ve been riding on the struggle bus since the beginning of the year. I have lost (and found) the same 5 lbs about 6 times since 2018 began. I’m on the “lost” end of the spectrum this week which is FABULOUS. Three weeks […]

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The Fine Line Between Body Positive and Being a Positive Role Model

*I may make some enemies on this one. I am not writing this blog with the intentions of being offensive. I am simply sharing my opinion on what I believe is an important topic, which I am entitled to do.* Women today are more comfortable in their own skin than ever. It seems as though […]

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Soul Searching|Lifestyle

I’ve been doing a lot of soul-searching lately. I find that sometimes it’s really easy for [us] to forget how lucky we are. The truth is, I make all these plans and resolutions about how I am going to “fix” myself and I never actually get around to doing it. I just kind of acknowledge […]

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This Is Simply Real Life.

I haven’t been on my blog much lately. To be honest, I haven’t been on it at all, actually. I’ve been in this stress-ridden rut lately, where everything I do seems to take too much energy. I don’t know if it’s the end of the cold, dark season catching up to me, or the fact […]

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Love Yourself The Way You Are…

….Because you’ll always find something to hate. So something happened this weekend. It was kind of a life changing moment. For some, it may seem minuscule, but it almost felt like a breakthrough for me. I’ve been writing a lot lately about my struggle with self-love. I’m a bully to myself constantly and it’s both […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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