If Hope is the thing with Feathers…

It’s been a tough week.  Some friends have passed away.  And some famous people have passed on, too.  It felt like every day for the last week someone I knew or someone I knew of died. For some odd reason Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” has popped into my head.  If…

Tears of a Clown

I discovered Helen Donnelly through her Clown persona Foo.  Deb and I went to see a Clown show called Morro and Jasp Get Baked.  Foo was a guest performer for the show.  Foo took my breath away.  Literally.  I was laughing so hard that I couldn’t breathe.  Foo was an androgynous, white-faced clown who spoke…

December Mile Marker

The quest to reach my Marathon Weight of 180lbs continues. As expected, my weight went up last month. But it didn’t go up as much as I thought it would. My average weight for December was 184.6lbs. That was up 1.1 lbs from November. My lowest weight during the month was 181.2 lbs and my…

November Mile Marker

I had high hopes for moving the needle a little further towards my Marathon Weight.  But November pushed me further away from it.  My average weight for the month was 183.3 lbs.  Up 1.1 lbs from October. Oh well. My heaviest was 188.1 lbs and my lightest was 180.6 lbs.  What happened?  I didn’t do…

October Mile Marker

I wasn’t sure how October was going to turn out.  Weight-wise, I mean. Thanksgiving is in October in Canada.  So there was going to be some feasting. And I was donating blood later in the month.  Which meant that I was going to abstain from fasting a few days before and after.  A couple of…

Grocery Fasting

Last month I realized that I had to go on a Grocery Fast! It wasn’t for a long time. But I went a couple of weeks without doing any groceries. And I could have gone longer, but we wanted to eat some fresh produce. I’ve been Fasting for two years now. So you’d think I’d…

September Mile Marker

Well, I’m back on track.  September was a good month.  We went to our god daughter’s wedding.  Spent some time in Montreal.  Ate lots of food…  And my average weight still went down.  There were even patches of no intermittent fasting.  It was our last vacation of the year, so we had to enjoy it. …

August Mile Marker

I knew that my average weight was going to go up in August.  I had vacation time planned and I intended to enjoy it. I was going to behave like I was on vacation. Because, let’s face it, it was my first actual vacation in almost two years. But what I wasn’t expecting was how LITTLE…

July Mile Marker

Last month I thought my Marathon Weight was within reach… So much for wishful thinking. My average weight went up last month. It was 184lbs, up 1.4lbs. Which is not a tragedy in the scheme of things. My lowest weight was 181lbs and highest was 187.2lbs. As I’ve said before, Intermittent Fasting is a back…