11 October 2009

Jack Sh*t Gettin' Fit

My Awards

Thank You Mr. Jack Sh*t for the wonderful honor of this award!
*click* the link

After my own weight loss journey started,
a Nurse friend said "Why don't you start a blog?"
Now every day, she is sorry she said that, because the blog is all I talk about....
....Karen did this...
....Jack did that...
....Dana did this and that...
....Harry phooned!
....Joanna said something nice - about me - although she says nice things to everyone.

So it is with great pleasure that I tell my things.
My "Jack Sh*t Really Sh*tty Blog Award" things.

A I started blogging (in part) because of Jack Sh*t. Specifically: The Raven.
I was all over that guy long before he became an icon to Blogland.
You know, back when only 4 or 5 people read and commented on his posts.

B Jack is a "good guy." You can tell from his comments. Nice.

C Jack reads minds! More than once - no, more than twice - no, well
MANY times I had a whole post worked out - and behold -
Jack had the same idea.
At first I was greatly disturbed by this.
But now I understand that
Jack and I must be "tuned in" to the same wonderful things in life.
I know we have a lot in common.
Must be a cosmic attraction.

D Jack just worked his *sk off, and indeed it is gone.
So he knows how hard, or how easy, it can be to lose weight.

E Jack finally showed his cute face.
Everyone was wondering.
Now we know.

F Jack is a stabilizing force in the Blogs.
This summer was THE BEST SUMMER I have ever had.
It was loving, and exciting, inspiring, like magic was everywhere.
I have never laughed so hard or had so much fun in my life.
Jack is/was a big part of the whole picture.

Wouldn't you agree?
Thanks Jack - you da man!
I love me some Jack Sh*t!

Also, since I am in the "Thankful" and "Grateful" mode
Happy Thanksgiving to all the Canadian Bloggers, eh?

Hope you don't have to work today.
At least not hard!

Again with the Haikus?
*parenthetically* deconstructionist

09 October 2009

there, I fixed it

moving right along

how's that working for ya?

a stroke of genius, DH
all righty, then

These were emailed to me the other day.
There, I Fixed It!
From a website by the same name.

Good for a laugh but really....
The diet (and life) metaphor is obvious to me

A quick fix doesn't always work
It doesn't hurt *or does it*
but we all know it won't work in the long run.

There are all kinds of genuine coping skills
that won't have to be re-done
once the duck-tape wears off.
that's right; I said duck :D

"If you don't have time to fix it now,
Are you going to have time to fix it later?"

ps still cleaning out files

08 October 2009

for crying out loud

all the lights are changing red to green,
for crying out loud

David Gray - Babylon

07 October 2009

over the top

from *FiTCETERA*
Thank you Katie!
"Over The Top" Award
1. Where is your cell phone?
2. Your hair?
Where is my hair? Is that the question?
3. Your mother?
4. Your father?
5. Your favorite food?
6. Your dream last night?
7. Your favorite drink?
coffee with cream
8. Your dream/goal?
Army weight
9. What room are you in?
10. Your hobby? blogging
11. Your fear?
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
13. Where were you last night?
14. Something that you aren't?
15. Muffins?
16. Wish list item?
17. Where did you grow up?
Dallas area
18. Last thing you did? Just that *grew up* just now
19. What are you wearing?
20. Your TV?
21. Your pets?
22. Friends?
23. Your life?

24. Your mood?
25. Missing someone?

26. Vehicle? 

27. Something you’re not wearing?
28. Your favorite store?
29. Your favorite color?
30. When was the last time you laughed?
31. Last time you cried?
32. Your best friend?
33. One place that I go to over and over?
34. One person who emails me regularly?
35. Favorite place to eat?
My life is too *ing for most people to comprehend.
*ing isn't even the word.
They don't even have a word for it -
that's how *ing it is!
(boring...loving, fill "ing" the blank...)
To the wonderful, interesting people who read this -
now it's your turn - you know the drill...
...have fun answering the questions
on your own blog!

05 October 2009

a regular day

a typical drive to work
short day today
stores in Texas have all this
stuff almost all year long
a few groceries
stuff that's good for ya
my assortment of flavours~
sugar-free DaVinci syrups
and a few from Starbucks

a tastee salad for lunch
2 or 3 pork rinds for croutons
low carb style

02 October 2009

work it out

I decided to go for a mini work-out yesterday
340 # weight machine
fingers flat, mind you

sweaty after
a nice walk & work out

I made myself get out and about. I bravely posted these pics of myself.
This is me.
Yes, I still have weight to lose. Yes, I'll be 49 in a month. Yes, this is my grey hair.
I can only try. It's all I can do right now.
It has been said that there's no returning. No moving forward.
Yet we all know there is!
What could be broken so bad, that it can't be fixed?

01 October 2009

release the butterflies

I decided to go for a little walk today.

This lovely creature followed me everywhere I went.
At one point, he/she/or it tried to land on me.
Which was pretty good.
I should get out more!

I had a much better day today.
I'm less-vexed, as it were.
Thanks for reading,
and thanks for your comments yesterday.

LiveStrong *every* day!

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the last recluse

On my first trip, I was stranded in the Grand Canyon. No food. Lots of stars. Treacherous beauty. Majestic silence.

After I got home from my last trip, I became stranded in my own mind. Still more stars. Awesome caverns of deep thoughts. Many questions. Which by definition, imply doubt. Vast beauty. Beyond my wildest dreams.

I've read about Reality, of course, and heard descriptions of Enlightenment and Oneness.

Wanted to buy the ticket, but didn't want to pay the price.

My personal day of Atonement came and went. Yom Kippur, after a repentant Rosh Hashanah. I don't know Hebrew; I only wrote that so you'll think I'm smarter than I am.

Last night, I dreamed I was dropped from a balcony by someone I love very much.
In the dream I was also the person who came to my own aid.
I told the person who dropped me "It's ok - no matter what happens. It's going to be ok."

So I released the outcome, and I placed it in the hands of the Infinite.
The Universe. God. What ever you call it. Love. Forgiveness.
It Is.

Very "Zen." Of course, I can say that now.

After 15+ years of earnest study,
I came to the part I had rehearsed and prepared for,
and all I could say was "What the * was that?"

Mocked, if you will, by my own blog.
"Hark, is that a cannon I hear?" That one.

Now, despite appearances, I am choosing to think that everything is really here to help. Healing.
Only in a nightmare we interpret things in a fearful way; that's why it's a nightmare!

Reading about a diet, planning, and talking about it, is easier than being on a diet. Same with this.
It was never about food. It's knowing the Truth of Who We Are. Or maybe just catching a glimpse.
And not wanting to throw it over a balcony. I thought I would rush "toward the light" if it were ever near.
Not always. Would I even know it?

"As the light comes nearer, you will rush to darkness, shrinking from the truth, sometimes retreating to the lesser forms of fear, and sometimes to stark terror. But you WILL advance, because your goal IS the advance from fear to truth." acim

Acceptance. Now is the only time there is. Release from the egoic past and future. Big concepts.

Some people I've come to know through the blogs I regard as true friends. Lifelong friends.
Some people are good for a "pep-rally" or a heart-felt consolation when times get rough.
It's all good. Thanks for all your support.

p.s. I'm only posting this because a good blogging friend reminded me that it's easy to get isolated and down... I couldn't sleep or eat - and not the "good" kind where you stay up all night blogging or chatting on the phone. Indeed - I haven't been back to work for 3 weeks. No calls, just a few emails. He suggested that perhaps my reclusive answers were not in my own best interest. I'm ready for a gentle return to a better way...

And now, to eat and sleep. I hope.