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Friday, December 19, 2014      1 comments
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The Fat Beast

Friday, October 10, 2014      4 comments

I am at my lowest weight in decades - 159-1/2 pounds and I feel amazing! I walk my pooch at least once a day and frequently we walk 2-3 times for about an hour at a time. It has really benefited him as well - he has slimmed down and the vet is... Read more

The sweet successes of summer 2014

Saturday, July 05, 2014      4 comments

I haven't weighed this in decades - I am 167-1/2 pounds on my super-accurate (even when I wish it would cheat) digital scale. I feel better and look better. Walking the dog three times a day has definitely helped, as has the increase in daily ac... Read more

for all this I give thanks...

Thursday, November 28, 2013      5 comments

THANKSGIVING DAY… Thursday, November 28th… I woke up early this morning, having gotten a good night’s sleep. I immediately began to think about the meaning behind this day – as I do every year, in part, I think, because I am a writer and archiv... Read more

September 5th 2013...

Thursday, September 05, 2013      3 comments

I am back at school and deliriously happy and productive. Better still I am sober, starting to exercise, and making some profound emotional changes with respects to how I view life, eating, and adhering to a "LIFE PLAN" instead of "DIETING" ~~~ ... Read more

the last two years... a short summary

Monday, August 19, 2013      5 comments

This is a copy of the letter I sent to the Admissions Department of NIU... I thought I would share it here because I think it sums up succinctly what the last two years have been like... I began the Fall 2011 semester with a 3.893 cumulativ... Read more

Checking in - 08.17.13

Saturday, August 17, 2013      4 comments

August 17th, 2013 -- I keep resetting my weight tracker higher as I struggle to get the momentum required to return to logging my food. Even watching what I eat is becoming di... Read more

What I can't do on my own... my return to discipline

Monday, June 24, 2013      4 comments

June 24th 2013 ~~ After months of trying to do this on my own, only checking in to SparkPeople for some sense of accountability I find myself heavier than I have been in almost 5 years. SIGH. I know what to do and I also know what I am NOT doi... Read more

2012 – The Year the World Didn’t End

Saturday, December 29, 2012      2 comments

It’s ten-after-three in the afternoon, December 29th, 2012 and I am contemplating the conclusion of another year. So much has happened in just the last few months that it almost seems like the first part of the year didn't happen. All this yea... Read more


Saturday, December 29, 2012      1 comments

It’s snowy and frosty outside… the quintessential White Christmas. Right now the house is quiet, neither man nor dog yet roused from their slumber. I am reflective maybe even melancholy as I gather my thoughts to write this. Last year this h... Read more

AUGUST 22nd 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012      1 comments

In just a little under a week I will begin school again... the summer has gone by quicker than I had thought possible, but it was full and productive. Now in these last few days I turn my attention once more to my education – I have started to ... Read more

UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE … July 31st 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      0 comments

I have made real progress these last few weeks, checking items off my to-do list with regularity. I was scheduled to see my therapist today however she postponed our session until next Tuesday to take care of other matters. That leaves me to m... Read more


Wednesday, July 11, 2012      2 comments

I don't normally share the contents of my therapy sessions, but since little else in my life really feels normal anyway, I have decided to open my thought processes up to a little observation in the hopes of more accurately communicating just wh... Read more

Coming To Terms With My C+ Life

Thursday, March 01, 2012      1 comments

March 1st, 2012 -- I took a long drive this afternoon... and did a lot of thinking and re-evaluating of my entire present-day situation. Depressed, angry, completely ready to quit everything and just hide in a cave, I knew I needed to get away ... Read more


Monday, January 02, 2012      0 comments

The road not traveled 'til looked behind, to see the distance covered blind... the story of a year – two-thousand-eleven We begin each new year hoping it will be eventful and full of new experiences. Obviously we also hope those event... Read more

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