Lessons from my 58th year

I turned 58 a few weeks ago.  I was a bit late to the Pandemic Birthday Celebration Club.  But at this point, it looks like we’ve all become members.  Another year zoomed by.  So what did I learn in my previous year? Last year I obsessed about the Covid pandemic, like everyone else.  But there…

November’s Mile Marker

Last month, I posted about keeping track of the monthly “mile” markers on my journey to my Marathon Weight. My weight goes up and down, so I keep track of the monthly average. It shows me how effective my weight loss has been. November’s monthly average was 187.6lbs. Yay! That’s down 0.9lbs from October’s average…

Playing with Plateaus

Losing weight is like taking two steps forward and one step backward. Often it’s one step forward and three or more steps backward. I lose a pound one day, but then gain two pounds the next day. It’s a back and forth process. My process for getting to my Marathon Weight (180lbs) is to use…

Rebuilding My Creative Muscles

I’m convinced that my creative muscles are similar to my physical muscles.  If they don’t get used regularly, they atrophy.  Even if you’ve been using them regularly and they’re in “good shape” but you stop for an extended amount of time, they will atrophy again. I’m a runner.  But I don’t always run.  If I…

Half Full of Gratitude

Every morning for the last couple of months I’ve picked 5 things to be grateful for. Sometimes they repeat. I mean, the things we’re REALLY grateful for, we’re really grateful for! So why wouldn’t they repeat? Sometimes they’re big. Like being grateful for Deb, my wife.  And Caileigh, Keaton, and Tara, my kids.  Come to…