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How to Stay focused
Tuesday, July 20, 2021      3 comments

I started a mantra, every time I go to the bathroom, while "doing my business," I say to myself: "I'm losing weight, I'm feeling great, I'm a fighter and I'm getting lighter!" That helps me keep myself on track... but I still succumb. Last nig... Read more
Hump day 071421
Wednesday, July 14, 2021      1 comments

OK this is day three of the new me. So far, I’m doing pretty well with the calorie intake although I did have a late night binge the first night… but even so when I counted the calories after the binge, I was still well under 1000 cal for the da... Read more
Once more into the breach!
Monday, July 12, 2021      5 comments

If I really felt that anyone ever read this blog, I would try not to be repetitive. But since I really think I’m writing to myself and posterity, I may t... Read more
Cute church kids
Monday, February 10, 2020      1 comments

Just a little short story to share. This morning at church Father brought all the little kids up and talked to them. Kind of like Art Linkletter used to, on his "kids say the darndest things" TV show. He was asking what kids do when they're ... Read more
Two Week Mark... and so far so good.
Saturday, February 08, 2020      5 comments

I'm doing ok. It's been two weeks and I've kept a steady, consistent pace. So far I think I've lost about 15 lbs, but it's been 3 days since I weighed myself, so it could be more. I've added a lot more swimming, at least 60 minutes a day, ... Read more
Back again, like a bad rash
Wednesday, January 02, 2019      1 comments

Earlier this year I started another adventure to improve my health, and I was successful in losing about 35 pounds, but something snapped and I started ... Read more
Mothers Day: Manageable
Sunday, May 13, 2018      1 comments

A very nice Mother’s Day at the in-laws. Had to eat like a “normal person” with everyone else today, but I did great… I had my protein shake for breakfast; saved room for dinner with fam... I had: Kale salad (without dressing) Ma made me boil... Read more
My scales are liars... but they're consistent, at least.
Saturday, May 12, 2018      3 comments

I don't trust my scale. It's nothing personal, I don't trust ANY scale. None of the 3 or 4 scales that I step on to track my progress (Doctor, health club, surgeon, my bathroom)... every agree. And I'm always wearing a different amount of c... Read more
Another swim
Wednesday, May 09, 2018      1 comments

I'm almost there. I almost an looking forward to getting away to swim at the club. I finally found an mp3 player that's waterproof so I can listen to tunes while doing laps. I need new goggles (my good pair were stolen) them I'll be completely e... Read more
Day of rest?
Sunday, May 06, 2018      1 comments

Sunday is typically a day of hard work and chores, at least around here. Yes, it's all after we go to church first. But the afternoon fills quickly. And I work at the park on Sunday nights, so I only have between church and 3:40, before I have... Read more
Saturday is always busy
Saturday, May 05, 2018      1 comments

Knowing my Saturday was going to be filled with chores,cooking and other stuff that just pops into my wife's head... I got up early (first time in a while) and went swimming at the club. I got in about 30 minutes, but a lady said they're closin... Read more
Fighting the ego, listen to God inside instead
Friday, May 04, 2018      1 comments

A dear friend told me today that what I’m listening to when I fail is my ego, and I’m forgetting to listen to God within me. I am imagining that God has a very soft and calm voice, whereas my ego has a loud and strident voice, at least loud eno... Read more
How long can I keep it going?
Friday, May 04, 2018      4 comments

This is day 5 of my newest attempt to fix myself. I've been perfect since Sunday night, including food choices, calorie counting and amount of exercise. Even when that 'voice' inside my head told me to take a day off, I deserve the rest... Or t... Read more
Day 4 of my next life...
Wednesday, May 02, 2018      0 comments

OK, so I started on Sunday and this is DAY 4. I’ve been nearly perfect since I started, including food I’ve eaten (or NOT eaten I should say) and my new commitment to daily exercise. If I can learn to love working out, like maybe get addicted ... Read more
Hit rock bottom... again.
Sunday, April 29, 2018      0 comments

Every once in a while, my wife lays down the ultimatum. It's been years, but tonight she laid it all out again, she's done with me. She won't believe any excuse, she said I'm lazy, self-centered, and obviously haven't cared for over 30 years (... Read more

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