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Getting Back on the Horse
Wednesday, September 18, 2013      3 comments

Remember the old saw "If you fall off the horse, get right back on?" I didn't fall off; I jumped off. Last May/June when the weather became too hot for me to walk I hibernated. Air-conditioning became my middle name - hell, my only name. The... Read more
Boston to P'town: Resurrection with a Heart Attack
Friday, April 12, 2013      3 comments

It's been 5 months since my last resurrection. I actually resurrected earlier but couldn't bring myself to write because I felt I was going through the same old stuff; and it's been my experience that people get tired of hearing the same old st... Read more
Boston to P'town: Resurrection 2
Sunday, November 25, 2012      3 comments

"Blow all valves. Dive, Dive. Rig for silent running." Ok, I grew up on '50's and '60's movies and everyone knows that when the submarine is in danger it is driven to the bottom where it hides from the enemy. That's where I've been - on ... Read more
Boston to Provincetown: Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      1 comments

Hard to believe the summer's almost over; well, technically, we've got another month, but for all intents and purposes, September is days away. The summer has been extremely active: almost losing my job, my partner out of work, a grandson maki... Read more
Boston to Provincetown: Comfort Zone Rainbows
Sunday, July 29, 2012      3 comments

OMG, what a ride! On Friday we learned that my agency is going to keep us (the GED department) on full-time. Our GED program will look different and we'll be working with some other departments, but our livelihood is SAFE! Talk about a wake-u... Read more
Boston to Provincetown: Comfort Zone Blues
Friday, July 27, 2012      3 comments

In about 2 1/2 hours I will find out if I still have a job. My program was defunded and the agency has said it would find a way to make our now part-time job back into full-time. A stress eater, I have been bouncing up and down weight-wise wit... Read more
Boston to P'town: "The Queen is Dead; Long Live the Queen!"
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday we found out the my agency is not going to appeal my program's budget cut. Leadership determined that our grant was not written strongly enough to win the appeal. The dead queen would have blamed the boss who wrote the grant; the new... Read more
Boston to P'town:"Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans"
Saturday, June 30, 2012      3 comments

I don't even know how to start this entry. On Wednesday my program found out that we did not get refunded and as of August 31 we'd be out of a job. We had expected cuts, but receiving nothing came out of the blue. The good news is that there i... Read more
Boston to P'town: "We have met the enemy; and it is us."
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      2 comments

Classic line from the Pogo comic strip. In my need for nurturance, and succor, I usually make the most unhealthy choices. I know exactly what I'm doing and I do it anyway. Just came back from the lap band doctor's and I'm still where I was mo... Read more
Boston to P'town: Everything Is A Lesson or Why Me?
Monday, June 18, 2012      2 comments

Friday evening my partner and I were walking to the gym when I made a comment about Saturday's upcoming 8 mile walk. I told her the route I was planning and she said she hadn't driven it yet to see where to put the car (she drives support for m... Read more
Boston to P'town: Resurrection 1
Friday, June 15, 2012      3 comments

it really is true that it's easier to stick to a program than to stop and start again. These past 10 days or so have been difficult for me. I ate pounds of junk food; I skipped workouts; and I played mind games to justify everything negative... Read more
Boston to P'town: Lark or Owl?
Monday, June 11, 2012      3 comments

Last night I had a terrible walking experience. My 1/2 marathon training schedule called for 4 miles. No problemo. To change up from my morning walks I figured I'd try walking in the evening. I was reasonably careful with what I ate all day a... Read more
Boston to P'town: Who Am I Kidding?
Wednesday, June 06, 2012      3 comments

I've been working on my fitness goals like crazy following a 1/2 marathon program. I've celebrated Nordic walking 2 miles, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. I've made sure I've had the proper nutrition at least 90% of the time for these workouts. And I've done t... Read more
Boston to P'town: Following My Own Advice
Friday, June 01, 2012      5 comments

This health thing is so hard. I'll be going along, feeling great, virtuous, excited...all the adjectives I've mentioned before, and ...WHAM...the scared, anxious me pops up and I eat - and eat - and eat. If I had a nickle for every time I cras... Read more
Boston to P'town: On the Road Again
Tuesday, May 29, 2012      1 comments

With apologies to Willie Nelson...I walked 6 miles on Saturday, May 26th! The first leg of my walk started in Milton at Rt 28 and came across the Blue Hills Reservation to Quincy. Three miles of cool, mostly shaded road. Starting uphill, I saw... Read more

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