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Day for reflection
Friday, April 18, 2014      7 comments

I'm not atheist or religious. I simply have good morals and observe what works best and feels right. Today marks a day of reflection for me. The suffering of humanity boiled down into the reflection of a life of a single man. A week of refl... Read more
Taking a bit of a break
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      6 comments

My jump into my next MT phase hit a snag. I need a break, a "day off" from everything. I'm contemplating playing hooky today from work too. 4 months without a day off. I've noticed a change in my eating, a creep in of old ways. Just one ... Read more
Getting beyond some memories and making new ones
Monday, April 14, 2014      9 comments

I met my brother at the cemetery Saturday, what a perfect spring day! We both thanked Dad for picking the perfect place, a veteran's cemetery in a woodland park in the middle of nowhere. We were privileged to witness a funeral. The loved ones a... Read more
Sad few days and appreciating the good things
Friday, April 11, 2014      8 comments

Sometimes you have to hug your kids. Recently my daughter's friends, kids I watched grow up, lost their newborn to a genetic defect. She came into the world with her parents knowing she would not be in it for long. They have handled themse... Read more
Learning to give up white food
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      9 comments

I'm not eating any special or total diet. Can't abide juice, not even fruit juices. I like my water straight, my food chewable. I mix cooked and raw veggies, still have a "hankerin;" for real meat. I try organic if I think about it, but if... Read more
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      8 comments

You help me when I'm down, you help me when I'm up! I feel sooo vindicated after the first of 3 days of inspection! They told my bosses what an huge job I had done, how much I had ahead of me and told them that what I had done was exactly... Read more
On being plain old tough
Tuesday, April 08, 2014      6 comments

Tough is surviving this cold. I got what may have been 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep. It feels wonderful. Tough is knowing that when I go to work today, the administrators lined up to meet the inspectors will be keeping me busy. They've ... Read more
New Phase, ET
Sunday, April 06, 2014      6 comments

I probably won't blog as much about ET until I get going strong. This cold this is the pits and daily walks will be off to a slow start until I can stop making it snow tissues in my house. At least I am fever-less for 24 hours. Meanwhile I ... Read more
Day 2 of ET. The sun is shining. Perhapse my face will meet fresh air.
Saturday, April 05, 2014      6 comments

203! I've got 4 pounds to Onderland, ladies and gents! I've lost 6 pounds in the past 3 weeks. It may be I had met a plateau, developed my better eating habits (methinks this is it) or simply have been too ill to eat large quantities of foo... Read more
My new challenge, very challenging still sick for Day 1 of exercise toughness (ET)
Friday, April 04, 2014      6 comments

ET emoticon I'm sure I'll get some mileage out of that joke. I realized this is not one cold, it's be... Read more
A tribute to the end of the Norris girls. My mom's family.
Thursday, April 03, 2014      10 comments

The first and last of my mother's sisters passed away yesterday at age 97. Feisty, and regal, she was nicknamed "The Duchess" in her youth. I haven't seen her in many years. The cards and letters slowly dwindled between us to nothing. I heard... Read more
90 days
Thursday, April 03, 2014      7 comments

What's so special about 90 days? Does it take 90 days to change a habit, or is it 90 days to make it stick? It was long enough for me to make small changes in my diet which turned into bigger changes which turned into thoughtful eating. Th... Read more
Daaaaaaaaaaay 89!
Wednesday, April 02, 2014      3 comments

Lots of my coworkers have noticed. I feel it. Life is good, One more day to reset to my new challenge. Spark On!... Read more
Mental Toughness day 88
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      7 comments

Do bells and whistles go off on Thursday? Fireworks? The ice cream stands in my freezer as a monument to my success. I don't want any... Changed my diet. Fats have been eliminated. Rarely do I have refined sugars. Cut out most f... Read more
MT = Mental Toughness or math test?. Day87 contemplation of day 86
Monday, March 31, 2014      7 comments

I noticed some sliding yesterday. It comes together in my "season of grumpiness". I failed a test. I had a bacon meltdown. I got the "as seen on TV" bacon bowls. I thought, heck, I can have turkey bacon and my eggbeaters. It'll be cute and... Read more

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