Fitness and prepping have been on my mind (and my blog!) as of late, but as a heads up: my primary passion is writing. This post is a “thank you” to my husband and to all of you, my blog followers. Writing is a life skill worth acquiring. I appreciate your following my amateurish, often cringe-worthy, attempts at expressing my thoughts.
I posted the completed fourth draft of my novel to Scribophile. I hope that the changes made between the third and fourth draft have improved readability. I wait with baited breath for the feedback. I’m aware of its flaws and of my shortcomings as a writer, but given the feedback I’ve already received, the novel presents a powerful idea. I dream of seeing it in print. Pray for this intention!
Weight Watches isn’t a “diet.” It’s a lifestyle. Having followed WW for a few months, I have sharper mental clarity, increased physical energy, and fewer low moods / mood swings. Truly, excessive food, junk, and soda consumption (diet or otherwise) dragged me down. Increased well-being from limiting (not eliminating) treats has made a difference that is more important than numbers on the scale. Feeling good is a powerful motivator in perseverance!
I’d be lying if I said I’m not thrilled with the weight loss. Deo Gratis!
Recently, social media noisemakers have given a bad name to the prepping community. Preppers are paranoid and dangerous, they say. Preppers hold extreme views, they hide in bunkers wearing unwashed camo and tinfoil hats, they eat rodents and hoard weapons.
Those who spread rumors on social media need to get a life. Seriously, put down the phone and look around yourself. Prepping is done by reasonable people all over the political and social spectrum. “Mom preppers” secure food, water, toilet paper, and medications (like epi-pens) for “Aiden” and “Avery” in case of supply chain interruptions. That isn’t paranoia; it’s a parent’s job.
If we’ve learned anything from frozen power grids and pandemics, it’s that prepping is prudent, because situations can and do happen. Like fitness, prepping can be done gradually, as one’s budget and situation allow, but start now if you haven’t already.
To the social media rumor mongers: how have you not figured out that you can’t eat your upvotes in the event of a grid down situation? Don’t even THINK of asking a “mom prepper” for a meal. She’ll swing a frying pan at you rather than allow you access to “Aiden” and “Avery’s” mac’n’cheese and fruit cup supply. You won’t win against a “mom prepper,” you oh-so-brave keyboard warrior, you. Put down the phone, make like a grown up, and start prepping for yourself.
Have a great weekend, and thanks again for following.