Artistic Rehab

I noticed it a few years ago.  I had to push myself to create.  Guilt myself into writing. Or impose a deadline by having to produce something by a specific date. It felt like my creative fire had gone out. And then the pandemic hit and I thought I would have the time or motivation…

March 2022 Mile Marker

Looks like my course correction worked. Finally, after a few months of going in the wrong direction, my weight has started to go down again. My monthly average weight for March was 192.1lbs. Down 2.2lbs from February. My highest weight of the month was 196.6lbs and my lowest weight was 188.2lbs. I’m sure monitoring my…

February 2022 Mile Marker

Well, my February weight did not go in the direction that I expected it to.  Instead of going down, my average monthly weight went up.  By 2.3lbs! My monthly average weight in February was 194.3 lbs.  With a low weight of 190.8lbs and a high weight of 196.8.  Like last month, instead of getting upset…

January 2022 Mile Marker

Ouch. As expected, my average weight for January was higher than usual. In fact, the last time it was that high was back in August of 2020! My average weight for January was 192.0lbs. With my lowest weight being 187.2 and my highest weight being 196.8. As I mentioned before, instead of getting frustrated I…

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…