Forty-Two

Lent is a season in the Liturgical calendar that calls for personal mourning; individual groaning for all that is not as it should be in the world. Some people participate in Lent by giving up an earthly “love” in order to join with Christ in his suffering, but in oh-such-a-small way. I was searching out…

Forty-one

I am getting tired of so many things. Tired of not eating out with friends. Tired of not interacting much with anyone outside of work. Tired of not disliking some things I really should dislike. Like church from home. I loved church mornings best of all the days of the week before COVID struck, but…

Forty

It is a sunny, cold day where I am. The sun makes it look deceptively warm, which it is not. We are in store for a few more inches of snow over the weekend. I love the winter wonderland of fresh fallen snow. And this has not been a disappointing winter for sure. Yet I…

Thirty-nine

I’ve circled around to that glorious week off again. I am excited for what stretches ahead! I am planning a trip to Trader Joe’s. It is about an hour from my house but it is near a Whole Foods, which I also enjoy walking through. I still have my eating window with my intermittent fasting…

Thirty-Eight

I am feeling pretty secure in my delve into all things intermittent fasting (IF). I will weigh in one day early this week to make sure progress is happening. I had lost 10.4 pounds total the last time I weighed in. I have stayed consistent with my eating window from 11-3 each day; except one…

Thirty-Seven

It has been an odd week. I have toed the line well with eating – both what and when. I have continued to weigh daily, and the entire week, I have circled around the exact same number as last week’s weigh in?? I have no idea why? I will admit to a level of frustration?…

Thirty-Six

As the new year begins, I spent time the other day looking at progress made in lots of areas in 2020. I set out to live minimally in 2020 and to eliminate single-use plastic to a great degree. I engaged in the minimalist game at the start of 2020, getting rid of 495 items in…

Thirty-Five

The new year is off to a good start and I have been loving being at home. I need to remember to take days off in early 2022 so I can enjoy the same thing. I have six and a half days off when you put the holiday, the weekend, and the regular work schedule…

Thirty-Four

Well, here it is, post New Year’s Day. As far as bedtime went Thursday night, it was no where near the preferred midnight. I made it to 9pm!! If I was at all confident that I would succeed at sleeping in, I might have worked harder at the whole staying awake thing? But since I…

Thirty-Three

I sit here, in the middle of Christmas weekend, relaxing for some time. I did some gift opening yesterday, some gift giving, some Zoom calling with my kids, some cleaning up, some laughing. I cooked a steak dinner, which is a super out-of-the-ordinary meal for me. It’s was a definite treat. And I do not…