• Year of the Dog

    Posted on February 19, 2018 by in Uncategorized

    2/19/18 The Chinese New year was on 2/16/18.  It’s the year of the Dog.  I sit here, a year later, having embarked on a journey to become heart healthy in my 50th calendar birth year.  I had some success.  Down 25 pounds.  Will admit got 10 of it back over the last 8 months… and […]

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  • Autumn… It feels like Autumn

    Posted on August 13, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    And all the turning leaves, the fresh bite in the air and the sleepy memories of times gone by.  This is what crossed my mind as I sat out on our front porch this early evening.   The sun was still visible… we had just had a break in our dry spell, which lasted 52 […]

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  • It’s been a while

    Posted on April 9, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Consistency and dedication and keeping up.  Concepts that I like to think I’m super good at and spot on and all that.  Then the reality of living kicks in and while I know that I’m 110% dedicated to my goals and what I’m doing, the consistency/keeping up part slips.  And I always wonder why.  It’s […]

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  • Mastery over the Mind – A New HOPE!

    Posted on March 5, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    I’ve completed 3 weeks and I’m in Ketosis.  YAY…. but that’s not been without some serious mental agony, cravings and yup, I’ll admit it right now… Intense feelings of GRUMPY.  It’s like a grumpy, irritable, even angry, and pissy being invaded me.  I don’t usually think of myself as being grouchy or leaning toward a disposition […]

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  • Just the one leads to failure

    Posted on February 26, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    I have completed my 2nd full week!  And I’m having success.  I can’t quite believe it… But I’m feeling really good about this.  It is new and different.  But that’s how I’m feeling tonight. Egaaads…. But this weekend… And this morning for that matter it was a different story.   Faced with the expanse of […]

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  • A test of will or won’t, or maybe it’s just a testomony

    Posted on February 20, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    I’m in my 2nd week of the diet.  The journey has been predictable in that the usual temptations rose up in my head.  I was thinking about will power, discipline and stick-to-it-ness.  And I marvel at how easy it all is to head in one or another direction mentally.  At one of my coaching sessions, […]

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  • Why do I think such thoughts?

    Posted on February 15, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    The first 6 days are complete.  Tomorrow is day number 7.  7 full and complete days of a new diet.  Medically supervised, weighed in, BMR and all that jazz taken down (blood work, Ekg, all the usual work up you know).  I spent the last several days in an interesting conversation with myself.   I […]

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  • Wow, that well was pretty deep

    Posted on February 12, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Day 2 and 3.  Not bad in retrospect.  But actually, it was kind of tough. Tough in that it’s unbelievable how much time I spend thinking about food.  I’m amazed at how much time I spend just sitting, and eating.  I’m amazed at how much power the idea of eating, or not eating has over […]

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  • I’m Fat, but I’m Hungry

    Posted on February 11, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    Completed day 1.  After 15 years, no wait… Make that 20 years of dieting, losing weight, gaining weight, thinking and dreaming that I’d some-how magically just look like I looked at the age of 20, I’m doing something different. Wait, did I say look like I looked when I was 20… Holy shit, that means […]

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