I started working out twice a week with a personal trainer. I needed help with my balance, finding myself falling toward the wall or railing when I walked up and down the stairs to the basement where the treadmill resides. I also wanted help with maintaining my weight, so I signed up for twelve personal... Continue Reading →
Photo from Jasmin Chew @Unsplash In that liminal space from childhood and adulthood, A young person considers maneuvering the world alone. Butterflies tumble in her stomach at leaving her tribe, But the tendency is to stop childish things and act grown. Looking into the greatness of the evening sky above her, Her smugness at acing... Continue Reading →
People are rarely persuaded when you tell them they're wrong.Dr. Neil deGrasse TysonWritten a couple of days late for the One-Liner Wednesday Challenge from Linda G. Hill.
In Palm Court, Florida on vacation a few weeks ago. Weight loss can turn into a nightmare, if we allow it to become so important that we lose sight of everything else in our lives. I became obsessed in being resolute about reaching a goal weight that my research indicated would mean that I was... Continue Reading →
Hold your head up high! Don't play the fool for people! Stay true to yourself! Written for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge: Fool and Head.
Caleb thought, "Pain is preferable to the alternative!" He kept the symbols of time and death on the mantel over the fireplace in his bedroom. The anodynes prescibed by the doctors helped, but the pains from his injuries were indissoluble. The suddenness of his accident still awed him. Although he had heard the older members... Continue Reading →
Although his head had lost its hair, I was so proud of the man he portrayed. The cancer that caused him to go bald Couldn't alter him into someone staid. As he listened to the awful diagnosis, He was glad that the doctor didn't deceive About the very real difficulties that he faced. He asked... Continue Reading →
Sweetwater Creek State Park, Douglasville, Georgia. I am inspired here. Walking on the trails. Admiring the beauty there. Waters sing my song! Written for the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge from Go Dog Go Cafe.
In an earlier blog post, I asked the question, "Can I Stay Fit on My Own? I wondered if I needed to become a life member of the weight-loss program that I have been own. I reached my goal weight, and because the date to renew was imminent, I decided to cancel the subscription. I... Continue Reading →