This morning I went and submitted a story to a literary magazine. It always feels so good to have a story finished and ready for submission, but the moment I hit that send button all of the anxiety comes crashing in. I think every writer gets that effect or something like that. I am pretty proud of this piece and I think it stands a decent enough chance, but I thought the same thing about my last piece as well. I do think my writing is getting better though so even if I receive another rejection letter I will be okay. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: February 2012
Yesterday was a decent enough day. I did make a stop at McDonalds after karate, but I got a caesar salad instead of a burger, so that is progress right? I know today will be bad because I am planning on stopping by The Chicken Box Cafe for lunch so I can get some chicken gizzards. Hey! Don't judge me! I love those damn things and will miss them dearly once meat is off the menu. I'll hate myself for it later, but I will love it when I am eating it.
Karate was fun last night and sensei introduced us to some new forms of torture that ultimately lead to making me feel better. I wish I had started doing karate a year ago.
I forgot to weigh myself this morning so I don't know if I managed to lose any more weight, but I am feeling better and I think I have lost weight. My wedding ring has gotten loose enough on my finger that it slipped off without me knowing it. Luckily we found it and now I have a bandaid wrapped around one side so that it fits a bit better. I suppose if I keep losing weight I will have to get it resized and i'll have to get some new clothes. My pants are already falling off me, so something a little smaller may be in order.
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I look at the countdown and realize the end is almost upon me. It is a new start to a healthier lifestyle, but I am approaching it with some dread. No more meat...no fast food...scary stuff man. I have grown up in a processed food world and leaving it behind makes me nervous. My parents, especially my mom, always did a good job of making home cooked meals and much of it was whole food before whole foods was an idea. Of course we always ate lots of meat and the like, but it was not overly processed stuff. This will be a major change and our society does little to support the concept. Hell, even "health" food are crammed full of chemicals, sugars and fats. Have you looked at a diet anything's information. Usually if it is low fat it is high in sugar and if it is low in sugar it is high in fat. I know this because, as a diabetic, I look for low sugar or sugar free items and I am constantly disappointed to find the amount of fat is through the roof. Fat and sugar taste good, which is why restaurants love to bombard us with it (yeah, that healthy grilled chicken breast you ordered...ingected with sugar water to make it taste better) and why even healthy looking/sounding alternatives do little to help us lose weight. I am as ready for this as I am afraid of it, but it will be better forme, my wife and my kids. This is a good thing.