Nearly two years sober.
I quit drinking two years ago, largely influenced by my Dad's experience with alcohol. He wasn't what one would call abusive. He was a "lovable lush", yet during the day after drinking (which was nearly every day), he was kind of an isolated m... Read more
I've missed blogging lately.
I don't really have much to say. I have been listening to music, watching TV (Yes, my wife got me a Roku box for my birthday, so now we watch online shows on our TV. This is out first TV in over six years.), cooking. Tomorrow, I'm going out to b... Read more
For me, reaching a good BMI, I would have to
take off 32 lbs. I would love to leave the category of obese, just to be overweight once more. That would be 246 lbs, for a BMI of 29.9. I do think I've probably made as many adjustments to what I eat than I will. So now, I will be once agai... Read more
No Exercise Program for ME!!
I was doing some reading today on a condition I have called statin myopathy. I have a quite rare type, so that I have pain and tenderness in my muscles, even thought I quit statins a long time ago. It seems that exercising with this condition a... Read more
Inspired by something I saw today...
I saw a video of a woman who worked out at the gym for 100 days in a row. She did it to lose weight, and went down 18 lbs..and 3 dress sizes. What it made me think about was having the motivation to stay with a gym program consistently for a r... Read more
Here's some you may well know...
And you may not know. But if you don't know them...Well, then let them work their magic.
"Never put off till tomorrow what may be done the day after."
"All you n... Read more
I DID IT!!!
Just a moment ago, I reached 100,000 points! I'm one who always thought, "Who cares about these points anyway. They don't amount to anything." But I signed up in 2011, and really didn't start sparking till 2012. That has been 4 years of my li... Read more
msn.com listed 101 motivational quotes tonight.
I picked out the ones that I liked best:
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down, "Happy". They told me I di... Read more
I love my wife, but...
I also love my house, I love my car, I love going out to breakfast at this local restaurant (on my own) almost once per week where I love the breakfast I usually order, and I like the staff. I love creating the grocery list for the two of us, g... Read more
The power of visualization.
Was just reading a blog about a guy who recommended using visualization to acquire what you want. It reminded me that I very often use visualization before I start a project or an undertaking. I will think about outcome ahead of time, then prog... Read more
New, self imposed, two week challenge for me.
Tomorrow, I will start a walking program. I plan to get out and walk 0.2 miles per day, using my cane. On days I don't go out and walk, I will go to the gym for a total of seven days per week, I will do this challenge for two weeks, then will s... Read more
Happiness is a frame of mind. We can all adjust our outlook and perspective to be more happy. And we can all watch over ourselves like a parent would for a child and do things for ourselves that we know will lead to greater happiness. Of course... Read more
Is there a purpose in life?
In the Judeo-Christian tradition, if you believed in heaven, then as you age you may live your life according to the principles of God, and purpose may show itself. If it doesn't, there's always the afterlife to reveal the true meaning of things... Read more
I like my writing a lot better when I'm opposed to something....
than when I am saying something positive. Lately, I have written some blogs with a more positive tone. I find that difficult. Painting a rosy picture is a very hard thing to do, and feel that you are contributing something. In fact, you run the ... Read more
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