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Still in Progress - Both Me, and the Painting
Monday, April 29, 2019      5 comments

I keep thinking at some point I'll be done. This is such a falsehood. I will always have to watch my weight. I will always have to be careful what I eat. I will never be satisfied with a painting, there is always just that one more thing tha... Read more
Finally Checking In
Friday, March 29, 2019      5 comments

It's been a hell of a month and I think I'll be glad to see it go. There have been way too many serious injuries and deaths in my life this month a... Read more
Baby Steps
Tuesday, November 20, 2018      4 comments

I made great headway on this part of my painting trilo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Every Day, Every Hour is a New Beginning
Monday, November 19, 2018      36 comments

I've had spinach staring at me from the refrigerator for a week now. Every day, that gaze gets more forlorn. All I have to do is put it in a bowl with some meat and dressing and I have a meal, and it hasn't been happening. The beautiful m... Read more
Me Time
Thursday, November 15, 2018      6 comments

I made a discovery a while back. The amount of "me time" I allow is direction proportional to how I feel about myself. Right now though, the "me time" I'm taking is for medical stuff. I have varicose vein issues that are being treated for... Read more
The Importance of Action
Friday, July 20, 2018      5 comments

My current thing is the small steps. Scott, one of my partners, uses this technique all the time. He'll take a tiny piece of a large project, and just get that one piece done. It could be as simple as buying the supplies needed, painting a bo... Read more
Respect
Wednesday, July 18, 2018      11 comments

I'm working it. My plan is in place, and I'm working it. 1. My food is back on track, I'm eating a low carb/ketogenic diet and sticking to it. Food cravings are gone. I know any significant change is going to take a long time. 2. ... Read more
The miracle that is me
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      10 comments

This is me at 197 lbs. When I looked at the picture, that was all I saw at first. OMG that's me? I looked at the picture and saw nothing but fail... Read more
Its neither good nor bad, it just is.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018      2 comments

Life continues to happen here at the farm. One of our dogs was hit by a car when someone left a gate open, a week or so ago. I went out the next morning to find one of his front legs looking like a soup bone. So we have been doing bandage... Read more
It might as well be Spring Revisited!
Sunday, March 25, 2018      4 comments

This is Daphne duck. She's the newest addition to our flock of Muscovy ducks here on the farm. And now times 4! Happy Easter/Eostar Everyone!... Read more
Ketogenic Diet Results Week 7
Thursday, July 13, 2017      4 comments

For anyone tracking this, I'm still at it. NSV (Non-Scale Victories) are so important, and when you look at my numbers you will understand why. I started at 205 lbs. I'm currently 201.2. Now that's frustrating. Here's the interesting part. ... Read more
Results of a Ketogenic Diet
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      0 comments

I just finished 3 weeks on a ketogenic diet, and I'm not done yet. My macros stay around 80% fat, 15% protein, and 5% carbs. My average calories per day are 1550, expenditure around 2350 calories. Yes, I have a slow metabolism. Here's ... Read more
We're all Entrepreneurs
Friday, April 07, 2017      3 comments

I'm a small business owner of a business that is growing quickly. I work 7 days a week at least 10 hours a day. I manage between 4 - 12 employees a day as well as the production schedule. I manage the day to day operations of the farm, and th... Read more
Still more work to do
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      3 comments

I'm back. Just saying hello. I'm on a goal setting streak apparently, and now researching how to make them happen. First step. Assume you can do anything that's really important to you. Second Step. Make a list of things you can d... Read more
Once again, What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Monday, April 03, 2017      3 comments

A lot of people here talk about setting goals and dreams and working toward making those happen. When you dream, you have to do it in a frame of mind where there is no limit. You can do anything you set your mind to. There are no stoppers... Read more

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