Hot Yoga, Year Two: Gratitude

I sometimes write in my gratitude journal (which I neglect to do consistently each day, to be frank) how happy and grateful and lucky I feel to have found such an affordable yoga studio which I also happen to like and feel comfortable in. Right now, this is a different kind of thankfulness. I have …

Days Without Sugar: Day 50 (again)

Hump Day! Halfway to 100! It’s all downhill coasting from here. Had I been stronger, or at least slower, giving myself time to think more, on the evening of December 25th, I’d today be preparing for an imminent Day 125. That regret really motivates me now, today. I’ve thought lately that 150 days would be …

Days Without Sugar: Day 43 (again), the Count arrives

Last night I completed coloring in the Count (graciously provided by Buffy Jeffs, graphic designer): I only wish I’d sought out a steady drawing hand sooner; already I’m pretty sure I’ll have the Count around for a very, very long time.  Once the window scoreboard is over, I’ll find a place for him in the …

Days Without Sugar: Day (Fantastic) 44

On my bathroom mirror, it says: “How am I not who I want to be?“* I received a big shock this week which bolstered my desire and determination to change my eating habits: I read through some journal entries, and from mentions of interest in Barack Obama, they date to months before November 2008.  Every …