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Channeling My Inner Republican

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      2 comments

Democrats are the nice ones. Republicans get things done. I've noticed this in politics and in life. People I know who are right-wingers tend to be less flexible and more results-oriented - and less tolerant of excuses in themselves and others. ... Read more

12 Weeks

Monday, May 11, 2015      2 comments

So my blood work is good except for high cholesterol, the bad kind. I'm healthy but fat and sedentary, both unhelpful. If a person wants to thwart mother nature and keep on being alive past the child bearing and rearing years, that person better... Read more

Coupla Questions

Tuesday, January 27, 2015      4 comments

First of all, I don't have a headache! I removed that the next day and replaced it with something else. Then it showed back up. So I figured I'd made an error and I did the "Update" thing again. So I'm back today and there it is again! Can softw... Read more

"More than Likely, I'll Kill You In the Morning" - the Dread Pirate Roberts

Sunday, January 18, 2015      2 comments

The Dread Pirate Roberts said that every night for three years and then he let him go. I'm taking my cue from him. So for this day, and not promising any other, I stripped the sheets the second I got out of bed, and that was the same minute my... Read more

"The Dreadful Has Already Happened"

Saturday, December 13, 2014      2 comments

I heard that saying a long time ago, and it comes to mind often. And right now it's about my food plan, diet, eating regimen, abstinence, whatever we're calling it. It's like when the guy says to the other guy, "Guess what, that was your last ci... Read more

Icy Recharge

Monday, December 01, 2014      1 comments

Woke up to 20 degrees this morning. I really didn't want to move the cats and dog off me, they were so cozy and warm! I love it that it's December and our wise leader of the Weekly Challenge Team has given us a "December Restart" Challenge. I... Read more

Okay, so now what?

Monday, November 03, 2014      6 comments

I started the countdown to sixty in September and haven't lost a pound. I also haven't gained any weight, which I could take as a win. My normal winter "thing" is to hibernate and gain 5 - 15 pounds. Wow, as I type that I realize how much it app... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The End of Funk City

Saturday, August 16, 2014      25 comments

Well, that was a complete drag. I just spent about a week slouching around doing nothing and then feeling sorry for myself for my lack of accomplishments. (That is a handy little circle: kick a brick wall with bare feet and then blame God for yo... Read more

Six Months to 60

Thursday, August 07, 2014      4 comments

It's so energizing to have a Day One! It's my Six Months to Sixty challenge. Probably I should nail down some specifics, huh. Well, I plan to make a blog entry once a week, to weigh twice a month (more than that makes me crazy), to lose 5 lbs ... Read more

Anyone up for a challenge? Want to suggest one?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014      5 comments

Two weeks from now will be six months from my 60th birthday. I don't do well with goals (eww) or vows or declarations, but what about some fun? I'd like to hit 60 at my goal weight. I mean, my desired weight, which is about 30 lbs less than my c... Read more

Cold Blue Torch Reality

Thursday, May 29, 2014      4 comments

It's a great phrase and it describes what I've just been slapped with. I was digging in my purse for something - a bill, I think - and I came across "exit instructions", or whatever they're called, from a doctor's visit of last week. In one box ... Read more

The Wages of Sin

Thursday, March 20, 2014      1 comments

You know, just because you see the glass half full doesn't mean you're an optimist. What if you look at it and think, "That's probably toxic waste" ..? I can still truthfully say I've lost 23 pounds. But it was 32 lbs before winter set in. (I ... Read more

New Lease / New Ambition

Monday, February 24, 2014      2 comments

Well! I was referred to an endocrinologist due to high testosterone. To my surprise, I'm told I haven't gone through menopause yet - !! (Both ovaries are intact but no uterus here, so I didn't know.) I'm 59, for the love of God! This is makin... Read more

2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

Thursday, January 30, 2014      3 comments

...and now it's time for a solid ten steps forward. I backslid, hit the carbs, drank something called a "Manhattan", did myself in with sugar, and guess what, it ain't worth it. I didn't even get to wallow in the shame pool I used to call hom... Read more

Yesterday and Today

Friday, January 10, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday was Day Three of Paleo. It's supposed to be a hard one but it really wasn't for me, possibly because I 86'ed both sugar and gluten from my diet months ago. I am definitely sleeping better - this is a big deal! - and I'm not hungry betw... Read more

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