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Live and Let Die

Thursday, August 15, 2013

I saw Paul McCartney live in concert last Friday night! It was the first night of Outside Lands, a three day musical festival held in my hometown, San Francisco, in Golden Gate Park. This was my third year in attendance and we've had a lot of amazing musical legends over the years including Stevie Wonder and Metallica. BUT NOTHING. COMPARED. TO PAUL. :mind blown:

It was a wonderful weekend. As expected, there was much food, fun and spirits. And I was okay with that. It comes but once a year and it doesn't last forever.

I remember last year, I came back from Outside Lands and was at my low weight since starting Sparkpeople, just 8 pounds from Onederland. I pledged to myself that I would get right back on track. But of course, more events followed as summer closed out. A socially packed August gave way to a "virtuous" September, which, of course, ultimately. descended into an outrageous October (Halloween!), a notorious November (Thanksgiving!!) And a disastrous December (Hannukkah, Christmas and New Year's!).

This year, I can see the traps for the unwary. And I intend to avoid them. Last year, between August and January, I gained 11 pounds. This year, I may only lose a few or stay the same. I'll try like hell to lose more. But even if I don't, I know I'll do better than I did last year. And that's what this process is all about. Can I be a little better today than I was yesterday?

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