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Day 116 - Weighing In
Thursday, March 26, 2015      8 comments

My second day on the job was a good one. I got to take a real lunch break and drove home to let the dogs out. I read the paper while I ate, and still made it back to the office within the hour. I even left at a decent time. The dogs have been on... Read more
Day 115 - Mixed Emotions
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      7 comments

First of all, thanks to everyone for their great comments on yesterday's blog. I share everyone's feelings about Habitat for Humanity being a great organization that does such admirable work. It is such an honor to work for an organization to wh... Read more
Day 114 - New Beginnings
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      10 comments

I start my new job tomorrow as the Program Manager for Lake County Habitat for Humanity. I am extremely excited to be starting this new chapter in my life. Our community has a lot of poverty, and this organization does so much good. I'm grateful... Read more
Day 113 - Abundance
Monday, March 23, 2015      9 comments

I'm feeling very full tonight thinking about all my blessings. We got some much needed rain up at the lake. We had a safe drive back to Sacramento. I have the time to see my orthopedist tomorrow to go over my test results and discuss options. ... Read more
Day 112 - Building
Sunday, March 22, 2015      8 comments

We took out fixtures in the big walk-in closet in the guest bedroom today in preparation for a new closet organizer system that will handle all our clothes and still leave some room for guests who might come to visit. (We're two gay men with a l... Read more
Day 111 - Friday Festivities
Saturday, March 21, 2015      6 comments

I had lunch with my new boss today. We were supposed to visit one of the Habitat home projects beforehand, but the guys weren't there, even though yesterday they said they would be. Richard didn't have a key to the house, so he couldn't show me ... Read more
Day 110 - Breathtaking
Friday, March 20, 2015      9 comments

Today was a day that I will always remember as a day when I couldn't stop smiling. It was one of those "best days" that only come along every once in a while. The new carpet was installed in two of the bedrooms upstairs (the master and midd... Read more
Day 109 - Moving Along
Wednesday, March 18, 2015      6 comments

It's mid-week, which doesn't have a lot of meaning when you're not working, but it's still a milestone. It's also my weigh-in day, and although it's only a 0.2 pound loss, it's still a loss and I'm going to celebrate! I had an MRI yesterday... Read more
Day 108 - Closing the Deal
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      4 comments

We spent most of yesterday talking about how we were going to handle the two offers we had on the Sacramento house. We had countered one offer, which was a low price but all cash with a quick close, while we had another offer that was a higher p... Read more
Day 107 - Making Each Week Count
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      3 comments

This week marks my 4-month SparkVersary. I have made great progress, but I know that it takes hard work to get here, and the work isn't over yet. My promise to myself is to make sure that every Monday I recommit to my plan, to make sure I don't ... Read more
Day 106 - Gratitude
Sunday, March 15, 2015      8 comments

It's Sunday, also known as Gratitude Day! I am thankful for... ...new friends that invite us out for dinner at a new restaurant with delicious food and stimulating conversation. ...the peace that comes with knowing the right thing... Read more
Day 105 - Lazy Saturday
Saturday, March 14, 2015      6 comments

We are taking it easy today, enjoying the atmosphere and relaxation that seems to come naturally at the lake. We will still get in a great hike this afternoon, and we're hanging the sun shades that we put up last year to help shield the porch fr... Read more
Day 104 - Adventures!
Friday, March 13, 2015      4 comments

We had a great couple days yesterday and today. Yesterday, Steve took me for a ride on his scooter out to the end of our peninsula that juts out into the middle of the lake (creating the spot called the Narrows, where Mount Konocti at the south ... Read more
Day 103 - Waiting
Thursday, March 12, 2015      7 comments

Sometimes you have to wait for the results you're hoping for. It could be a specific number on the scale, or a certain size of clothing that you want to fit into. It might also be an opportunity that you think would be perfect for you. How ... Read more
Day 102 - Adjusting Priorities
Thursday, March 12, 2015      6 comments

First off - thanks to everyone who commented on my post from yesterday with my latest photos. I am really pleased with my results, and the pictures tell the whole story. Now if I can just figure out how to take the photos without squinting and f... Read more

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