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  • 4/25/15 - Bedtime

    4/25/2015 11:37:36 PM, by GORDON66

    It's been raining most of the day, so I'm thankful for the gym and fitness center. I ran into a neighbor at the gym, and we had a nice cha... Read more

  • 4/24/15

    4/24/2015 11:55:25 PM, by GORDON66

    I signed up for my first 5K of the season. Between the leg presses and deadlifts, my legs are already feeling a bit sore. Oh well - I worke... Read more

  • 4/23/15 - Bedtime

    4/23/2015 11:20:35 PM, by GORDON66

    Don't tell anyone, but this evening's team training session was free!!! Got in a nice long outdoor walk. Althou... Read more

  • 4/22/15 - Bedtime

    4/22/2015 11:06:50 PM, by GORDON66

    Although it was rather chilly, I spent a good part of the evening clearing a flower bed. The very fresh air was invigorating. I opened the ... Read more

  • 4/21/15 - Bedtime

    4/21/2015 10:50:04 PM, by GORDON66

    When I got home from the gym, I found a box with the coneflowers and geraniums I ordered. I hope I can get them all in the ground ... Read more

  • 4/20/15 - Bedtime

    4/20/2015 10:45:15 PM, by GORDON66

    Since I was feeling sorry for myself and needed to prove a point, I took two strength training classes yesterday morning. I'll gladly admit that... Read more

  • 4/18/15 - Bedtime

    4/19/2015 12:08:14 AM, by GORDON66

    For the first time this season, I mowed the lawn. Freshly cut grass smells terrific!!!! I'm thankful that I have the mobility, energy, ... Read more

  • 4/17/15 - Bedtime

    4/18/2015 12:02:38 AM, by GORDON66

    Completed a 110-pound deadlift. Completed a set of 140-pound let presses. This evening it was warm enough that ... Read more

  • 4/16/15 - Bedtime

    4/16/2015 10:53:49 PM, by GORDON66

    I held a plank for three minutes. My goal is five minutes, so I'm getting closer. My clothes in the spring colors are getting clo... Read more

  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes

    4/16/2015 10:16:33 AM, by GORDON66

    "Don't be afraid of change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something better." I binge to fill an unnamed void. Although I'v... Read more

  • 4/15/15 - Bedtime

    4/15/2015 11:28:56 PM, by GORDON66

    Talking to an objective person about my weight issues is very helpful. I stopped at the gym to take advantage of the Tax Day Special and use... Read more

  • Waking up thin

    4/15/2015 10:15:37 AM, by GORDON66

    Whenever I get a chance to wish upon a star, I make a wish to be thin. I've thought how wonderful it would be to get out of bed with my nightgow... Read more

  • 4/14/15 - Bedtime

    4/14/2015 11:09:51 PM, by GORDON66

    I filed my IL state taxes, and I'm getting a refund. Tomorrow is the gym's tax day sale on personal training. I bought a fair n... Read more

  • When food means love

    4/14/2015 10:32:00 AM, by GORDON66

    It's called a journey, a change in lifestyle, love of self, etc. Journeys and changes come with highs and lows, but self-love is a completely di... Read more

  • 4/13/15 - Bedtime

    4/13/2015 10:31:40 PM, by GORDON66

    Finally finished my federal taxes. I shouldn't have waited until the last minute, because I'm getting a return! ... Read more

  • 4/11/15 - Bedtime

    4/11/2015 11:39:54 PM, by GORDON66

    It was a lovely morning so I was able to walk outside. For the first time this year, I opened my car's sunroof. Since the t... Read more

  • 4/10/15 - Bedtime

    4/10/2015 11:58:35 PM, by GORDON66

    I'm thinking it's about time to store my flannel top away for the winter. The strawberries I bought this evening look good. I... Read more

  • Be grateful

    4/10/2015 10:11:44 AM, by GORDON66

    I live in the Midwestern area of the US. It's spring, so it's the season for volatile weather. Over the last several days, it had been predicte... Read more

  • 4/9/15 - Bedtime

    4/9/2015 11:04:36 PM, by GORDON66

    It's been rainy all day, but I'm thankful we didn't get torrential downpours, damaging hail, and/or high winds. The puddles are large, but I can... Read more

  • 4/8/15 - Bedtime

    4/8/2015 10:56:35 PM, by GORDON66

    After a four day hiatus, I returned to the gym today. While four days seemed like a long time, I know I haven't been allowing my... Read more

  • After yesterday, I'm very happy that today is the tomorrow that's only a day away

    4/8/2015 10:30:14 AM, by GORDON66

    Yesterday was a throwback to the old me, and it felt surprisingly uncomfortable. Although I have a 10 minute walk to the train, I hardly moved f... Read more

  • 4/7/15 - Bedtime

    4/7/2015 10:42:26 PM, by GORDON66

    Although I ended up staying at work an extra hour, I got a sticky issued handled and out of the way. My boss was very happy, because the client ... Read more

  • A failure is not a loss!

    4/7/2015 8:28:07 AM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • 4/6/15 - Bedtime

    4/6/2015 10:41:23 PM, by GORDON66

    Even though it was a bit chilly, I worked in the garden after work. I found the sock that mysteriously disappeared! I'm glad ... Read more

  • 4/5/15 - Bedtime

    4/5/2015 10:49:39 PM, by GORDON66

    I am grateful I am fit and strong enough to walk to church and stand and kneel during Easter mass. I enjoyed the time I spent with my family... Read more

  • 4/4/15 - Bedtime

    4/4/2015 11:50:53 PM, by GORDON66

    The car never came out of the garage. I walked everywhere I needed to go. I cleaned out the "junk" drawer. There was definitely a lot of j... Read more

  • 4/3/15 - Bedtime

    4/3/2015 11:53:36 PM, by GORDON66

    I was able to get off the treadmill and walk outside. Since the temperature dropped during working hours, I'm glad I wore my hea... Read more

  • 4/2/15 - Bedtime

    4/2/2015 10:54:38 PM, by GORDON66

    I completed two 100 pound deadlifts. Although the train was late, I managed to get home and move quickly enough to get in my 35 minutes on t... Read more

  • 4/1/15 - Bedtime

    4/1/2015 10:55:02 PM, by GORDON66

    I finally got my health insurance straightened out. That's all I'll say, because this blog is about being grateful. I coordinated a Friday... Read more

  • 3/31/15 - Bedtime

    3/31/2015 10:27:20 PM, by GORDON66

    After working out, I stopped at Walgreen's and cheered up the lady checking me out. The kitties are snuggled up at the foot of my bed and lo... Read more

  • 3/30/15 - Bedtime

    3/30/2015 10:35:56 PM, by GORDON66

    Although it was drizzling as I walked home from the "L", it stopped in time for me to get out into the yard and start preparing my flower beds fo... Read more

  • Attitude is a decision

    3/30/2015 10:29:43 AM, by GORDON66

    Since "making happiness a priority" worked well for me, I've decided to make "attutude is a decision" my new mantra. The mind is a powerful ... Read more

  • 3/29/15 - Bedtime

    3/29/2015 10:55:18 PM, by GORDON66

    I'm not a college basketball fan. At this time of year, I do pretend to be one, so I'm glad two Big Ten teams made it into the Final Four. ... Read more

  • 3/28/15 - Bedtime

    3/29/2015 12:02:52 AM, by GORDON66

    The manufacturer of my car is extending the warranty of the tail light assembly. Since I've already had to replace both of them, it means I am g... Read more

  • 3/27/15 - Bedtime

    3/28/2015 12:00:34 AM, by GORDON66

    When I went to the gym, I wore my hoodie under my jacket. I was glad to have it. When I stopped at Jewel, I didn't bother getting a cart, s... Read more

  • Healthier Alternative

    3/27/2015 6:41:18 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • 3/26/15 - Bedtime

    3/26/2015 10:43:12 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening I was sweating from practically the time I walked into the gym and up until the point I walked out. I was glad to get into my car a... Read more

  • Dieting turned me into a binge eater

    3/26/2015 10:25:58 AM, by GORDON66

    At some point in my life, I may have viewed food as something to satisfy hunger, but I can't be certain. I was a chubby baby who became an overw... Read more

  • 3/25/15 - Bedtime

    3/25/2015 10:34:34 PM, by GORDON66

    After reading about Bruce Almighty (the abused kitty), I'm so happy that my cats are well fed, healthy, and protected. It was a quiet day a... Read more

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