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Six Goals and Dreams for May
Thursday, April 30, 2020      4 comments

Hello, May! One of my favorite months of the year. The world is green and bursting with life--the garden is producing and baby animals are being born. The neighbors are outside grilling, I hear kids playing in the alley, and my youngest nephew w... Read more
Halfway There: The Weigh It Feels
Saturday, April 25, 2020      8 comments

emoticon Yesterday morning I was a stunned to see a big drop on the scale. The night before I'd noticed how loos... Read more
April 2020 Goals
Thursday, April 02, 2020      0 comments

[Update 4/30 - I managed to lose 6.5 lbs in April--a little short of my goal, but not bad, not bad! I'm pretty happy with it. I am 1 week ahead on my running schedule--mastered half-miles last week and moved up to longer intervals.] Hello, ... Read more
The Mixed-Up Month of Marpril
Wednesday, April 01, 2020      2 comments

The pandemic turned the world upside-down in March 2020, and the month seemed to go on forever. April will probably be every bit as distressing, or more so as the situation gets worse. But as Winston Churchill said, if you're going through Hell,... Read more
Tough Times Don't Last...
Saturday, March 14, 2020      4 comments

...but they suck in the meantime! How are you doing? Everything that's going on in the world, from the coronavirus pandemic to the stock market's nosedive (I work at an investment firm) to my contract job ending soon, has been stressfu... Read more
Ups and Downs
Monday, March 09, 2020      9 comments

The great news is that I've managed to get two full nights of sleep without assistance of any kind. Insomnia has plagued me for the past few weeks, and that's been rough. I was worried about the Daylight Savings Time change, but it's fine. ... Read more
How to Lose 4,100+ Pounds
Friday, February 28, 2020      6 comments

Simple: Unload the Beast. I have many great memories of the old truck that helped me build a business once upon a time. I should have sold it 20 mon... Read more
Saying Yes
Sunday, February 23, 2020      3 comments

A friend recently invited me to join her and her daughter in the Color Run 5K in mid-April. I have fond memories of running one in 2013--but I haven't run in a few years now. My plan is to ease back into it in March just to see how my ever-creak... Read more
Change Truly Is the Only Constant
Monday, February 17, 2020      3 comments

As a Greek philosopher observed, the only constant is change. I learned Friday that my contract won't be renewed when it expires at the end of March. It's a bit disappointing, but certainly not a surprise as coworkers return from parental l... Read more
Taking Measure - Some Surprises!
Sunday, February 09, 2020      3 comments

While making dinner last night, I realized that the 1/4 c. measuring cup I've been using is actually 1/3 cup. Oops! The set is plastic and the markings have long since worn off, but they are color-coded. Mis-remembering, I thought green was 1/4 ... Read more
Post-Vacation Blues
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      5 comments

The vacation I anticipated for two months was every bit as wonderful as I'd hoped--even better, really. It was pure bliss to be away, relax, get some sun, experience a new place, spend quality time with my beau and see him relax for a change. It... Read more
Tasty Habits
Saturday, January 25, 2020      2 comments

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Signs of progress
Thursday, January 23, 2020      5 comments

The scale hasn't rewarded me with lower numbers for about a week, but that's okay. I'm seeing other unmistakable signs of progress: - Favorite trousers felt almost loose this morning--a month ago they were NSFW, too snug - Climbing 3 flig... Read more
Medium-Range Goals for 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      5 comments

I intend to lose 40 lbs in 2020 (50 eventually), so I followed some SparkGuy advice in "Set goals the right way" (link at bottom) and visualized the medium-range steps of how to get there, and a Why for each. Here goes: Start date: Dec. 28,... Read more
20/20 Vision
Monday, January 20, 2020      3 comments

emoticon "20/20" is synonymous with having perfect vision. For many of us, perfect eyesight doesn't come naturall... Read more

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