Fasting Frustrations

It’s mid-January and my daily weigh-in tells me that my weight has gone up again. Intermittent Fasting is a back and forth game. I know that. But today’s weight is more than I have weighed in two years! The weight will go back down. I’m not worried. But at this rate, my average monthly weight…

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…

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…

Learn Less, Do More

I have a problem.  I’m a self-help junkie.  I love reading self development books. The problem is that I read them but I don’t take action on what I learn. I’m not great with the follow through. Darren Hardy said, “Learn less, do more.”  Most of the time, we know enough.  We know enough to…

Memento Mori

I went for a cemetery walk today in Grove Cemetery in Dundas. Stan Nowak gave a great tour telling us about some of the residents and the stories of their lives. It was also a great reminder that none of us gets out of here alive. I’m still reading The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman. The…