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Challenge to Myself, Day #17

Thursday, December 17, 2009      4 comments

Hi everyone, still cruisin' on my December-quest of looking for the positive in my life, everyday. I'll tell you about my first experience this morning but not to complain, only for context. Got up this morning and headed towards the bathro... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #16

Wednesday, December 16, 2009      2 comments

Day #16 of staying positive: This day my attitude was not so hot. I slept in and debated with myself the merits and disadvantages of partaking in my old McDonald's breakfast ritual. It was nothing for me eat three, count 'em, THREE sandwich... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #15

Tuesday, December 15, 2009      3 comments

Ok here is another blog. Having a bit of a hard time today. I got my ego bruised a little bit today. Today I am thankful that I made a contingency plan for eating. I had bag of Chips Ahoy stashed at work in case I had a sweet tooth attack. ... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #14

Monday, December 14, 2009      4 comments

This entry will be a little different. Today I am thankful for music. I love music. When I get to heaven, I will say a special thank you to God for music. I love words and all the expression they can hold. Nothing captures the human so... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #13

Monday, December 14, 2009      3 comments

Sunday Woke up and packed up my gear. Ate breakfast and went with Shadow back down to the lake. Enjoyed the stillness one more time. Got in the truck and started 'er up. Well, not quite. The truck tried but did not quite make it. I had... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #12

Monday, December 14, 2009      2 comments

Ok here are my two belated posts. Friday Night I gathered up my gear and Shadow and headed out to the cabin. Got there in pretty good time. The cabin was very nice and clean. Got the gear inside and went to refill my water bottle in th... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #11

Friday, December 11, 2009      0 comments

So hello everyone, welcome to my blog of positive stuff all December long. I have had a hard time this week. I had to forgo my usual morning workouts to be available to transport kids. It kind of throws me out of whack, at least I let it do... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #10

Thursday, December 10, 2009      8 comments

I am stoked. This week, one of my Action Steps is to reward myself for sticking with the program so far. I talked it over with the wife and decided to rent a cabin the woods, all to myself. It's not too rustic; it has a microwave and basebo... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #9

Wednesday, December 09, 2009      5 comments

So last night was ok. School was fine. But . .. My sweet tooth was in high gear all day yesterday. I had cookies with lunch and dinner. I also stopped at a convenience store and got a hot chocolate and a snack cake on the way home last nig... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #8

Tuesday, December 08, 2009      3 comments

Ok, this was a day to test my resolve. Last night, I was in "my eat everything I see" mode. Got out of the house to do some Christmas shopping for my bride. While waiting for my youngest to get to the truck, I started to eat a Zoneperfect b... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #7

Monday, December 07, 2009      5 comments

No great theme for today except . . . . I have noticed that my general attitude IS WAY BETTER. Not perfect, but markedly better. Annoyances are still . . . . well, annoying. And yet . . . the bigger stuff does not loom so large over m... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #6

Sunday, December 06, 2009      4 comments

Attitude of gratitude continues on ....... Today I am thankful for my wife and kids. Sad to say that my 'tude is not always great in this department. I really need to work on letting them know how much they mean to me. You see, it wasn... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #5

Saturday, December 05, 2009      5 comments

Just a quick entry today. Going Christmas shopping today with the dear wife. Today, I am thankful that I have been exercising because: Yesterday, a coworker was in a situation where he could have fallen and hurt himself badly. I saw hi... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #4

Friday, December 04, 2009      5 comments

Day #4 of focusing on the positive..... I got up this morning from the warm, toasty, and comfortable bed. I didn't want to go to the gym. I didn't want to go to work. And then, dang it, epiphany! "Hey, I gots me a job to go to . . . .... Read more

Challenge to Myself, Day #3

Thursday, December 03, 2009      7 comments

Today, I am proud of myself for getting out of my warm toasty bed and getting my butt ot the gym. It was 19 degrees out but I did it. The truck engine light is on but I did not panic or get depressed because of it. It's just a thing. It can be f... Read more


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