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The first day of a 4 day weekend.....

I do love the holidays and the long weekends back to back. I wish every week was only 3 days long.

For the past 6-8 months I've been having some dietary issues. It really all began 2 years ago when my blood sugar went crazy during the Honolulu marathon and I didn't think I was going to finish it. I've had blood sugar issues for years but that was the worst episode ever. At that point I realized I needed to get this under control. Some reading revealed that wild swings in blood sugar levels can cause brain damage - yikes!!! So I began serious work on my diet.

I spent a lot of time reading and learning about blood sugar and then started trying to learn which things effected me. Not being one who can eliminate things completely, cold turkey, I took it slow. I would eliminate one item then slowly add it back in to see if that was what was bothering me. This went on for a while. I've pretty much got the blood sugar thing under control. I've even learned that b…

First steps

are to get this room clean. I'm going to start the New Year with a clean, orderly computer room. I have 4 days off and one of them will be spent right here - cleaning up. I may get some new furniture for the room. Maybe some modern furniture is in order. Glass and chrome all around. Then again, maybe not :).

The year is winding down......

If you were around last year, you know I absolutely adore New Years. I love the idea of fresh starts, clean slates, new beginnings, whatever you want to call them, I love them. I have a terrible habit of obsessing over past failings so the chance to, symbolically, wipe the slate clean and start over is a powerful visualization for me. That's how I view New Years. The past is dead and gone and there is nothing but a bright future ahead. So I'm really looking forward to next Monday night.

Towards that end, I'm getting ready. One of the getting ready items is reviewing the past. I had a lot of goals this year, not all of which I shared :). In looking back I met most of them, not all but most. That's great. I'm really very pleased with the way this year turned out. I did not lose the weight I wanted to but I did learn a lot about myself. I've done a lot of mental work and made some real progress, that is huge, huge I tell you!!! So overall a good year. …

Now that that's over....

we can all relax. I'm probably one of the grinchiest people around, yet I still get swept up in all the Christmas hype. Every year I say not this year, and every year I end up participating against my will. But overall it was a nice Christmas.

I got Hubby an HDTV and what a chore that was. There was the initial finding and buying of the TV itself - that was fun. The cable company ran out of HD cable boxes and I couldn't pick one up until Sunday. I had hubby so completely convinced that there was no way he was getting another TV that he never suspected. It was fun to surprise him. I haven't pulled off a good surprise in years, he usually figures it out. So that was fun. Other than that it was a pretty quiet day and that I definitely like.

I did get up in the morning and run 5 miles. I hadn't run on Sunday due to having to go pick up the cable box (it was across the island and I had to go and come back before Hubby got home). So I headed out and headed the uph…

Just a quick note...

I've been doing a bunch of holiday stuff today and I'm getting ready to go out tonight. But I have Dr. Phil on and he just said, 'if you chose the behavior, you chose the consequence.' I like that. A Lot. I just wanted to note it and say hi.

Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. When I get some time I'll tell you the story of hubby's Christmas gift, it's a hoot!!!