Monthly Archives: April 2019

A Thousand Miles, And Still Walking

By | April 27, 2019

2019 marks my 12th year taking part in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day 60-mile walks. When I started participating in 2008, I didn’t really expect to be here 11 years later still fundraising. I don’t know what I did expect — did I expect a cure would be swift in coming? Answer: probably not. I’m a realist. Did… Read More »

Weight loss update: Week 2

By | April 21, 2019

This is a follow-up to Weight loss update: Week 1 I did not lose any weight this week. However, I have decided that since I already eat a pretty reasonable diet — breakfast/lunch/dinner-wise, anyway, I’m going to focus on getting more physically active, and hope the weight loss comes along as a result of that. This past week… Read More »

Diet Update: Week 2

By | April 21, 2019

This is a follow-up to Diet Update: Week 1. On Sunday of last week, my weight stood at 243.8. I weighed myself after coming in from gardening this afternoon and my digital, WiFi-enabled scale dutifully registered my weight as 237.4. For what it’s worth, my weight two weeks ago was 252.2. I know. That’s impossible. No one loses… Read More »

“The Frosted Pop-Tarts of Credit Unions”

By | April 21, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a tale of silliness. Whereas: Carole hates processing her personal email. A lot of it is stuff that’s only somewhat important, if that, and she finds it frustrating to have to sort through it all. I read incredibly fast. I can’t sing worth a damn and I’m overweight and un-athletic, but… Read More »

Weight loss update: Week 1

By | April 14, 2019

My weight is down about 2 pounds from a week ago. Sounds good I guess, but I don’t think it’s anything to shout about. I’ve weighed myself several times this week, and I’ve seen the numbers go down a little, up a little, down again… I know that it isn’t really valuable to weigh in every day; I… Read More »

Diet Update: Week 1

By | April 14, 2019

One week ago I weighed 251 pounds. Today I weighed myself mid-afternoon and the scale read 243.8.1I’m using a WiFi-enabled digital scale that automatically logs my weight to the WeightGurus website. I know that seems impossible, barring surgery. I’ve been really watching my caloric consumption for the last week and I’ve tried to exercise: a half hour on… Read More »

Wherein: We Are Fat

By | April 8, 2019

Jay and I are fat. We’re suffering from the same fate that afflicts a lot of prosperous First World people with demanding jobs and insufficient get-up-and-go: ample “padding” and clothes that don’t fit any more. It doesn’t help that: Jay suffers from major depression I suffer from depression and a certain amount of media addiction (translation: I watch… Read More »

Anyone looking for a wedding officiant?

By | April 2, 2019

For what it’s worth, if anyone out there is looking to tie the knot this summer (and has a willing partner lined up) and wants to hold the ceremony in northern or central Vermont, I’m a legally elected Justice of the Peace (which you can check here) and am empowered to conduct weddings. I’ll even do the ceremony… Read More »