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  • Catching Up

    2/10/2016 1:14:25 PM, by ERNOINACTION

    It's been a while since I've posted an update so I thought I'd write down some quick notes. Things are going ok but there is always room for improvement (i.e. more time at the gym, cooking at home more, less drinking). I was at the doctor a couple weeks ago and gained 1 lb over Christmas/New... Read more

  • Winter Carnival

    2/6/2016 10:21:15 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, tomorrow we're headed to McCall for the Winter Carnival. We'll ride the city bus downtown and then view the ice sculptures before checking into our timeshare for the night. I'm excited since our last visit was in July of last year. It will be good to get away for awhile. 433 444 425... Read more

  • Happiness is...

    2/3/2016 11:43:45 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    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 diet and exercise are important, but so is working on ... Read more

  • Is there a purpose in life?

    2/3/2016 3:19:12 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    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. It will all make sense in the end. But if you ... Read more

  • Retirement (Priceless!)

    2/1/2016 8:54:37 PM, by TERMITEMOM

    GRANDPARENTS After Winter vacation, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent it away from school. One child wrote the following: We always used to spend it with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Stay... Read more

  • I like my writing a lot better when I'm opposed to something....

    2/1/2016 3:54:12 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    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 risk of turning people off out of an envy for your posi... Read more

  • Thanks to all of you who commented on my diet blog.

    1/30/2016 4:20:02 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I've decided what to do after talking it over with the person who knows me best, my wife. I am going to cut back on butter consumption (it mainly goes on toast and potatoes). I will reduce the amount of salad dressing I use. I will limit diet drinks to averaging 12 oz per day. Fitness wise, ... Read more

  • SMILING

    1/29/2016 10:39:18 AM, by 56ROSE

    30 30 30 30 So, when I originally bought my current scale, I set my weight goal to 179 ( 5 + years ago). Today I weigh in at 183! We're half way through the 5% Challenge and I've lost 4 lbs so far. At this rate, I WILL reach my scale goal weight. I'm excited! 193 55 244 521... Read more

  • Back to weight loss.

    1/28/2016 5:06:35 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    About a month or two ago, I wrote on this site that after over fifteen years, I was tired of my attempts to lose weight, and would just cruise for awhile, without a weight loss emphasis. But I'm up about 4 lbs, and this shirt that I really liked wearing last winter is bulging out quite a bit today a... Read more

  • It seems to be a time for "fools and fanatics".

    1/25/2016 1:21:05 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I just read an article based around the following quote from Bertrand Russell: "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Glenn... Read more

  • It seems to be a time for "fools and fanatics".

    1/25/2016 1:21:02 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I just read an article based around the following quote from Bertrand Russell: "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Glenn... Read more

  • It was 45 degrees farenheit here in the State of Washington today...

    1/24/2016 4:58:57 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    but I stayed home and made au gratin potatoes, as part of a ham dinner. Comfort food. It was very nice staying home with my wife. Glenn... Read more

  • Blessing in Disguise?

    1/23/2016 7:54:37 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, looks like I'm dealing with Gastroparesis as well as acid reflux. UGH! I'm limiting my fat to 40 grams daily and fiber to 10-15 grams daily. Hopefully, this will get my nausea and vomiting under control. I'm also eating several mini meals throughout the day. The good news is I'm losing weight! ... Read more

  • All of my strong ideas have left me.

    1/21/2016 9:57:30 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I was looking through my blogs of years past. I was always coming up with things to chew on that I would write a blog on. I was never out of ideas. A lot of things grabbed me. Now, in the last few months, all of that has left me. It's like it was just lifted. I am left more content lately, with ... Read more

  • We were doing it right all along.

    1/18/2016 1:47:15 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I was just reading about a study done on 20 cosmonauts, over half of whom spent a year or more in space. I learned that their best coping style was to complain, rant, ask for sympathy. Then, the other crew members would support them. This was the top preferred coping style, and they learned it in... Read more

  • There is a power.

    1/17/2016 2:25:27 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    There is a power in the Universe, that is so big and loving and patient that only some people experience. It might be in their heads, but I sense there must be something out there, in here, that is almost majestic. I know I am an agnostic,, and that part of me thinks it is all made up. But I do hav... Read more

  • Winter Blahs

    1/16/2016 9:05:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Winter has just begun and I'm already wishing for Spring! 126 375 376 378 449 As I've aged, the gray skies really seem to affect my mood in a negative way. I feel generally depressed and tired. Luckily, today I was able to take a short nap. 102 Sleep is good!... Read more

  • "I can't imagine my life being any better."

    1/15/2016 2:39:06 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    This was a quote from a produce clerk who had made acquaintance with a psychologist who wrote for Psychology Today. It was refreshing to read as it reminded me of simplicity, and how living simply can lead to the greatest happiness. I have had it three times in my life. Once, while working as a w... Read more

  • Gratitude

    1/13/2016 9:41:43 AM, by YOGAMOMOF4

    Today I am grateful that I have been able to go to the gym regularly -- 3 times a week -- by getting up early and exercising before we start homeschool in the morning. I'm grateful for some quiet time to myself before the kids wake up, and a nice hot cup of coffee. I'm grateful I have ... Read more