Golf Challenge Wrap-up

Golf Challenge Wrap-up

A week of travel and several days of pain (I hurt my back) delayed the conclusion of my golf challenge, but it’s finally in the books.  I shot 105, which was only 2 shots better than my opening round.  Considering my personal goal was to break 100, I feel a little disheartened.  Ironically, the part of my game I had the most confidence in, putting, was my greatest weakness.  I had a total of 45 puts in my closing round,…

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A month of Firsts

A month of Firsts

“Better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.”    -D.H. Lawrence This month (and possibly beyond) my challenge is inspired by the book I Dare Me by Luann Cahn. I read Leann’s story of a year of firsts and loved the idea of changing your life by doing one new thing, big or small, every single day.  The idea is to always be looking and open to the new opportunities around you every day.  I think…

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The Juice Diet – Wrap Up

The Juice Diet – Wrap Up

This 30 day challenge wrapped up early and since tomorrow is G’s last day of kindergarten and we’re leaving for Orlando in three days I think I’ll just get this written now. I truly juiced – only juice and water – for five days and for nine days I had some raw veggies for a meal or two plus juice.  By the end of that time I’d lost 9.5 pounds.  I felt good.  Amazingly good. Food had (has) too much leverage…

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Golf Challenge

Golf Challenge

Alright I’m now halfway through my month of golf training.  I’ll start by saying that golf is a very frustrating game.  It seems like it should be easy.   I mean come on, the ball doesn’t even move.  What it does do is sit there and mock you.  Golf is also compelling and addictive because it makes you think you might be on the verge of making a breakthrough.  I’ve had this feeling several times over the past couple weeks.  I…

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Juice Diet – Day 10, no problem

Juice Diet – Day 10, no problem

Okay, it’s been a few days since I checked in and I want you to know that I feel fabulous.  For the first 7 days I drank juices and ate fruits or vegetables once or twice a day.  My favorite was mashing up an avocado, dicing a tomato and some onion and eating the guacamole with carrots.   I think that week of actual food helped the transition to straight juice successful. Monday morning I started with juice only, so I’m…

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Juice Diet-Day 4

Juice Diet-Day 4

So, I’m on day 4 of my “juice diet”.  When I was reading Joe’s reboot diet he recommended at least 2 juices a day, 16 oz. each, for the first five days.  I’ve done that.  I have eaten vegetables or fruit twice a day too.  I’ve had a cup of herbal tea once a day and the rest?  Water.  I’m probably not drinking enough. I made a nice beet juice that first day and then again the second day and…

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Golf Challenge

Golf Challenge

I’ve always thought that golf would be a great sport to try when I got old.   Now that I’m over 40, I guess that time has come.  I have played before, maybe 20 times in the last 20 years, so this is going to take some work just to get to hacker status.   When we started doing these 30 day challenges last year, I had golf near the top of my list and thought May would be the perfect month. …

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Juice Diet

Juice Diet

So, after a successful and relatively easy April challenge I’ve decided to kick it up a notch this time around.  I started a juice diet today, being inspired by the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead (it’s on Netflix).  Essentially, I’ll be eating only fruits and vegetables this month, with most of that coming from juicing.  All juices, all day until one meal of veggies and fruit only.  Today, as a transition day I did two meals (carrot sticks and a…

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Letter of Appreciation Wrap Up

Letter of Appreciation Wrap Up

Well, it’s come down to the wire but I did get all 30 letters done.  It was actually a harder challenge that I thought it would be when I started.  When you sit down to write a letter it feels so much more important, so I got picky with my choices and had a hard time coming up with anyone.  So, that was the challenging part.  It was easy to write the letter to those people that you had a connection with…

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Letters of Appreciation Catch Up

Letters of Appreciation Catch Up

I’ve been writing my letters, just not getting them on here.  Last night I took a picture of the four I’ve written over the last several days. Mr. Chris.  Do you know Mr. Chris, the special education from Florida? You can watch this and follow these kids on Facebook.  This is what the world and exactly what these kids need.  I wrote him a letter telling him that I wished we lived in Florida 🙂 Thich Nhat Hanh.  I’ve talked…

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