My Testimony

Growing Up Catholic Three of the four families I grew up in were Catholic—Mom's, Step-Dad's, and Step-Mom's. My Dad's family was Russian Orthodox, which might as well have been Catholic for all I knew. I remember visiting the twelve stations of the cross, dressing up for Easter Sunday, and going to Sunday school classes for …

Carnivore, Day 10

Status: Not Missing much. Yesterday was a repeat of my breakthrough from the day prior. I felt so much better. I think a big part of my positive vibe was that I couldn't have cared less about monitoring what I was eating. It was so freeing not to worry about entering meals or considering my …

My Back Story

I didn't know who, when, where, why or how to ask for help. What Shaped My Past In 2011 I was slightly overweight and wasn't really happy with the way I looked.  The following year I developed hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), and lived with it for the next five years without healing, help from doctors, or an …