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Day 8 of 100 - A slight setback at Thanksgiving but overall, ok

Sunday, November 30, 2014      14 comments

Weight 288.2 % 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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      14 comments

Weight: 287.7 %Fat: 51.7 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

Monday, November 24, 2014      14 comments

289 lbs. 53% fat 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

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      21 comments

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

Friday, May 02, 2014      29 comments

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

Monday, April 28, 2014      23 comments

Hi, everyone! 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

Saturday, April 05, 2014      23 comments

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

Sunday, March 23, 2014      23 comments

As I said in yesterday's blog, I'm beginning a 100 Day Challenge today. emoticon Read more

Afghanistan and Promises

Saturday, March 22, 2014      20 comments

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

Tough Times

Sunday, February 16, 2014      22 comments

"Everything happens for a reason .... Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can come together." ~Marilyn Monroe 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

Sunday, October 27, 2013      31 comments

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Catching up on News

Monday, October 14, 2013      15 comments

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

Dignified Transfers

Sunday, October 06, 2013      9 comments

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

Moving On

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      16 comments

Hello! 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

Finding my groove

Sunday, June 16, 2013      15 comments

It's been a long while since I put my thoughts down in blog form. I struggled this winter, dealing with, I think, depression. Coming out the other side of a dark time, I'm evaluating where I am and making plans to get trucking towards reaching... Read more


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