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Salmagundi (This and that)
Sunday, August 05, 2018      10 comments

Here we are in August and somehow July got by without my making a single blog entry. [sigh] I'm fairly given to introspection and self-reflection. I have been posting in team message boards and I find that they rather take the place of blo... Read more
Progress, not perfection
Saturday, June 30, 2018      14 comments

I whined about being stuck on a weight plateau. I think I've moved beyond that. I've finally reached some new numbers on the scale - in a good way. And not just a one day blip, but multiple weigh-ins. The weight gain occurred over man... Read more
Participation points.
Saturday, June 23, 2018      13 comments

I've been hovering around the same weight for almost a month now. Gain a little, lose a little. You know how it goes. It's not a lot of fluctuation. No more than 2 pounds up or down. It's tedious and annoying. But the truth is th... Read more
That old inner voice
Saturday, June 16, 2018      18 comments

Some people here in Sparkpeople and out in the rest of the world too have made comments along the lines of, "You sobered up and you quit smoking. Just do the same thing about losing weight." There's a variety of reasons why it's not that s... Read more
A few thoughts about eating and 12-step programs.
Thursday, June 14, 2018      17 comments

A few blog entries back I made reference to sobering up in AA and a few of you responded positively to that. Some even suggested that I write about how to apply the techniques of AA to weight-loss and the control of eating. I have a few th... Read more
Bamboo, part two.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018      11 comments

Some of you had asked about my bamboo adventure, specifically to see some pictures. Above, two planter boxes, each 4' x 2.5'. Below, is th... Read more
Planning and planting.
Sunday, June 10, 2018      8 comments

Today was a work-horse of a day. I accomplished a lot of various tasks, mostly unrelated. Very little of it was a kind where I took a picture and can show you. Mundane, but highly necessary stuff like doing the laundry, vacuuming the floors, ... Read more
A pleasant humdrum day
Friday, June 08, 2018      12 comments

Today was good. The insurance adjuster came to look at the damage caused by hail and the roofing contractor was here at the same time. It's good when those two talk and understand things the same way rather than my being the emissary betwe... Read more
Summer reverie
Thursday, June 07, 2018      11 comments

I love summer. It rained a bit today, which is unusual. It cooled the temperatures about 10 degrees. In Texas summers, that's a huge benefit. I think summer still brings out the inner child in me. Even though I don't do summery things,... Read more
. . . And the agony of defeat.
Monday, June 04, 2018      12 comments

I toyed with the title of this blog. My other contender was, "Pride goeth before the fall." You may remember that yesterday's blog was self-congratulatory in that I observed that I routinely ate more sensibly and did so with little effort ... Read more
Let the record show . . .
Monday, June 04, 2018      14 comments

Eating better has really taken hold of me. Or is it I that have embraced eating well? No matter. I try very hard to be diligent about tracking my consumption. I know I'm not perfect at it, but I do get pretty close. This has been very ... Read more
It's hot enough to . . .
Saturday, June 02, 2018      12 comments

For no good reason other than the fact that it's really hot, I am reminded of a time around 1979 when I was in a summer class. It was a literature class. It lasted 11 weeks and we had 11 novels to read. Besides, I was working full-time to... Read more
Summer time is fun time
Thursday, May 31, 2018      8 comments

May is ending and summer looms ahead. As a child, summer was always my very favorite time of year. The obvious reason that school was out for about 12 weeks was high on the list of causes. But it was also the longer days that meant more time ... Read more
Simple pleasure of food preparation.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018      12 comments

Preparing dinner. Today I am roasting a chicken. It's in the oven now. I stuffed it with lemon and orange, slathered it with olive oil, sprinkled salt, pepper, and chopped fresh rosemary, thyme and oregano. I surrounded it with potatoes ... Read more
"Sumer Is Icumen In"
Saturday, May 26, 2018      9 comments

Since 21st December 2017, I've lost well over 50 pounds. Naturally, there are many aspects of my life that have changed because of that loss. I'm down 2 sizes in shirts and down many inches in pants. That's pretty expected. But th... Read more

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