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August 19, 2020 - Stress to start the day...
Wednesday, August 19, 2020      7 comments

The heat has become terrible. I instituted some actions and slept fairly well last night and arose early. But the day loomed with several to dos I needed to start. Pressure. Concerned with the heat and possible rolling outages of electrici... Read more
August 18, 2020 - The sad state of my sleeping
Tuesday, August 18, 2020      10 comments

Went to bed at 10pm, watched a little TV and fell asleep. Wide awake at 12pm...toss and turn till 3pm, To do: stop using electronics by 7pm, including my dumb phone. This is ridiculous as I am churning more and more in my mind in the middle... Read more
August 15, 2020 - Garden replanted
Saturday, August 15, 2020      10 comments

By request I am posting my current garden, which has been replanted after 'losing' my BeefMaster tomato to the rats, pulling out the spent lemon cukes and crookneck squash and cutting back the string beans. By far the swiss chard and the orange ... Read more
August 13, 2020 - Getting control
Thursday, August 13, 2020      6 comments

Have managed 10K+ steps for 4 days straight, as well as some additional weight exercises. Going to make it a daily habit. Controlling my dinner portions and managing my chocolate addiction much better. Loving my fresh veggies from the garden. ... Read more
August 12, 2020 - Looking forward
Wednesday, August 12, 2020      7 comments

Have a lunch date with a bright, compassionate young Black woman I worked with at the university for a brief time. I look forward to catching up with her because I see her struggle to navigate a world that is so much different than when I was he... Read more
August 11, 2020 - I have absolutely nothing to say, but
Tuesday, August 11, 2020      10 comments

Disheartened today. Got good rest (only one wake up from 1-2am) and got up to a good breakfast and an otherwise lovely mist-shrouded morning. But I read the local newspaper and it was filled with 'bad news'. Covid-19 counts, return to school dil... Read more
August 9, 2020 - Guilt and eating
Sunday, August 09, 2020      11 comments

Intuitive Eating Is a Happier and Healthier Way to Eat—Here’s How to Begin It was an interesting read this morning since I have 'plateaud' and cannot seem to shake the 7 lingering pounds I have chosen to "eliminate". After all, it is my ch... Read more
August 4, 2020 - BONUS Post (boy am I motivated)
Tuesday, August 04, 2020      7 comments

I thought this was worth sharing. Why? Because it is so doable and more important it is the right thing to do that The Right doesn't seem to grasp. (note from CNN update on health) 5 simple steps to avoid a shutdown On last week’s CNN... Read more
August 4, 2020 - I DID IT! I accomplished some 'to dos'
Tuesday, August 04, 2020      6 comments

Amazingly after 'kicking myself in the seat of my pants' I did get several important (and dreaded) tasks...some frustrations but overcome. I am thinking success is a great motivational factor. ... Read more
August 3,2020 - Why can't I buckle down and 'just do it'?
Monday, August 03, 2020      9 comments

The famous logo should be motivational...but it isn't and I am not motivated and I always have the best intentions. So here I am when I should ... Read more
August 1, 2020 - Glad to start a brand new month
Saturday, August 01, 2020      6 comments

I feel a little stuck with my weight...gained 3 pounds during the home confinement days and while I have lost 3 pounds during the 5% Challenge - I am right back to being 5 pounds over my challenge commitment to lose and 7-8 pounds over my ideal ... Read more
July 31, 2020 - Thinking about my Dad
Friday, July 31, 2020      6 comments

This would have been his 111th birthday. We were together on his 95th ... brunching at a local restaurant. He had been in a convalescent care center awaiting a room in the local Bethany Home which had various levels of care and where he would ha... Read more
July 30, 2020 - I did it
Thursday, July 30, 2020      5 comments

Awoke at 1:30am and had trouble getting back to sleep, so I wrote in my journal and eventually did get back to sleep around 3:30 or so. It meant I slept in a little, but was not going to fall into my 'task trap'. ... Read more
July 29, 2020 - Figured something out
Wednesday, July 29, 2020      9 comments

I guess it has taken me waking up with 'foreboding' to stop and analyze my feelings. And I now realize I have been creating a rut of 'tasks that HAVE to be done" but I really 'don't WANT to do'. Of course we all have things we don't really want ... Read more
July 27, 2020 - Was going to post lots of angst today...but I got this instead.
Monday, July 27, 2020      12 comments

_QZ-N611SUaCSsEKk_sFg I believe this to be a model of a life well-lived, with credit going to healthy diet, good exe... Read more

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