This is Eli

A blog about Eli. A blog about survival – and by that, I mean life!

Energy, it’s been awhile. I’d toootally forgotten what you look like. I’ve finally adjusted to Wellbutrin after an initial 14 days of extreme ups and downs. The vain me is relieved that a non-weight gaining stimulant appears to jive with my brain chemistry. I’m way less hungry, which is different, because one of my nicknames …

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Heya! A few weeks back I declared a renewed focus on soup, which can be gussied up, slimmed down or fattened with ease. Bonus: It is budget-friendly. And as the New Year turned, I began to think about what I’d like to do more of here, and less of here. Food is, obviously, key to …

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I kept my goal for the Healthy 65 wellness challenge vague. “Strength.” When in doubt – be vague. But what does this goal even mean, strength? Staring down 2016 I feel more confused than ever about my fitness goals. Over the weekend, I took this confusion to Google. Google took me to YouTube, where I found just what …

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Hey ya’ll! Happy New Year! I like to contemplate what I’m doing here on the world wide webs, especially when a year turns over, new leaf style. What do I want to do more of? Why did the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” pop into my head as I wrote that? What do I …

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Sometimes you just gotta write through the fog of despair to find clarity. That’s what I did Saturday, starting at 5:30 a.m., before my kids were up, so I could let go of a crummy week and have a fun Halloween with the family. I discovered that when you put it out there, solutions float your way. …

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My family’s morning usually begins at 6 a.m., when my daughter’s feet pitter pat down the hallway, she creaks open my bedroom door and announces, “Mommeee. I have to go pee peeeeeee.” Recently my daughter, Laila, 4, woke up at 3 a.m. screaming instead.