Beginning Again - My
I fell off the wagon again. I wanted to power through the holidays on track, but the stress got to me, and I gained a lot of weight. My blood pressure is sky high now. I... Read more
Day 8 of 100 - A slight setback at Thanksgiving but overall, ok
% Fat: 51.3
Thanksgiving set me back half a pound, but it's a small price to pay. I really enjoyed my time with my family and being away from the grind a bit. I got most of my Christmas presents wrapped.
Now I need to ... Read more
Day 3 of 100: Progress, Not Perfection
Ok, so making some progress. I'm under a lot of extra stress this week, and it's doing some funny things to my eating and sleeping. I couldn't sleep yesterday, and I overslept today. I'm eating more fruits but ... Read more
November 23: Day 1
61 " waist
I know the beginning of the holiday season is an odd time to begin a challenge, but I had an "aha" moment and realised that I'm wasting my life and need to make changes. I hope that challenging myself durin... Read more
100 Day Challenge - Third Week
At the end of my third week of this challenge, I'm down almost 11 lbs. I'm feeling better about myself and trying to make healthy choices every day. Keeping my promises to myself to cut out sugar and amp my exercise are also having the surpris... Read more
Disappointed in Myself
So, I think anyone who follows my life knows that I have a difficult work situation. I work with some of the nastiest people around, and every day is a struggle to defend myself from emotional abuse, verbal attacks, and damage to my professiona... Read more
100 Day Challenge - First Week
I am trying to forego wheat and sweets and to exercise every day. I was a few weeks into the challenge and failing every day, which was discouraging. So, I owned up to the poor results and decided to begin anew.
Sooooo,... Read more
Elections in Afghanistan
Today was a historic day in Afghanistan. Despite death threats from the Taliban and a surge in violence in recent weeks, Afghans defiantly went to the polls in greater num... Read more
Day 1 of 100
As I said in yesterday's blog, I'm beginning a 100 Day Challenge today.
Afghanistan and Promises
This has been a tough year. I work with angry, bitter, broken people, and I feel like I wake up every day with a little less sunshine in my soul. During Lent, I've focused on cleansing my thoughts and looking for goodness and joy in every day ... Read more
"Everything happens for a reason .... Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together."
It's been a rough few months. First, I got hired for a job. 54 WEEKS later, I discovered that they'd ACCIDENTALL... Read more
Life in Afghanistan
Can you see me down there? Read more
Catching up on News
Greetings from Afghanistan! I know Iíve been pretty quiet lately. I struggle to describe my life and this place, and I work so much that when Iím finally free, I donít w... Read more
I know people are waiting for my blog update on Afghanistan. I have much to share, but the intense workload leaves little personal time for contemplation.
However, I ... Read more
Well, my year in America is at an end. As many of you know, I am a large-scale project manager and move here and there for one to three-year contracts. Living in Washington has certainly been exciting, but I don't know how much mor... Read more
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