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Optimist Creed

Friday, August 01, 2014      1 comments

PROMISE YOURSELF Promise yourself to be so strong That nothing can disturb your peace of mind, To talk health, happiness and prosperity To every person you meet, To make all your friends feel that there is something... Read more

lost energy with lost weight

Saturday, July 06, 2013      5 comments

This is more of a note to myself, but feel free to lurk. I have been losing tons of weight. I am looking fantastic! I am losing my desire to eat somewhat related to feelings of depression and anxiety. In the past when I lost weight I gained ener... Read more

The long wait is over

Friday, June 14, 2013      0 comments

Life is strange. I have agonized over the last six months to find a job. I have agonized over the last three months about finding residential real estate that my wife and I would like to live in and enjoy. Within 48 hours -- after doggedly try... Read more

nurses and jobs

Saturday, June 08, 2013      2 comments

I graduated in December and I have been looking for a med/surg job in Chicago for six months. It is a difficult time in life. Yet, I find strength in being fit. I just wish employment in this field was as easy as the many yahoo stories suggest.... Read more

what is authentic wealth?

Friday, June 07, 2013      3 comments

I am a patriot. I love America. I believe in free markets. Yet, worse than the American diet is the prevailing attitude that wealth is associated with money. I have been a victim and perpetrator of the American diet and money-is-wealth attitude.... Read more

making good on life

Monday, June 03, 2013      1 comments

Determining to live with rambunctious abandon can be done at every moment. The danger to getting older is failing to see patterns that are destructive because the patterns are so comfortable. The key for me is to make small good changes at every... Read more

Help, I am a Whole Foods free-sample calorie junkie

Sunday, June 17, 2012      2 comments

It is my dirty secret. I chow-down on free-samples. This is specially true at Whole Foods. I feel that since I am paying a huge mark-up primium to shop at Whole Foods that I deserve to eat as much as I can when free-samples are offered. They a... Read more

Toss and turn

Friday, June 15, 2012      1 comments

My sleeping is off kilter. I need to do some hoomework, but find it to be a drudge. I will knuckle-down which I think will improve my spirits.... Read more

Stats test today

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      0 comments

The Chi Square measures the chance that... bla bla bla I had a stats test today for Research in Nursing. It was luke-warm. The good news is that I did not binge before or after the test. I gave Monster Drink a try to see if it would help wake-me... Read more


Monday, June 11, 2012      1 comments

Although it was never a goal, I have discovered that as I lose weight I have increased sexual energy. In fact, I have increased energy. Increased motivation. Increased desire to do things. I feel better. I suspect that there are ... Read more

Taoist story retold

Sunday, June 10, 2012      3 comments

Ok, I listened to this story yesterday... A man was walking on the journey deep in thought. Then he noticed a lion begin to chase him. He ran, and ran, and ran.... Finally, he came to a cliff and jumped off in order to escape the lion... Read more

blog 1

Saturday, June 09, 2012      3 comments

I begin the journey... Not really. Actually, I started at 302 LBS quite some time ago (yester-year)... I am now at a portly but moving in the good direction 265ish today. This weekend is study-time for test #2 in Research. It is mostl... Read more