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Happy New Year

Well, it’s 2019. I remember when I thought maybe the world would end by the year 2000 because of Y2K. I have long since given up on trying to know when the world will end. I think there are more important things in life.

Friends, family, and love are what life is all about. To love is to live. In fact, there is no real life without love. You are missing out on life without love.

I have spent the last week with family and friends in Texas and I have had a blast. And back in South Carolina where I live I have even more friends and family.

Friends are a must, and so is being a friend. I learned a long time ago that if you don’t show yourself to be a friend it is likely you wont have friends. And I have some great friends. I am surrounded by them. I can only hope that I will eventually be as good at being a friend as they are. I would not have survived 2018 without them.

And I don’t know what to tell you what you should do about love interest. I am mostly clueless. I am, however, starting the 2019 with someone I think is special. I have known her for nearly 30 years. She is one of the nicest people I know, and a really good friend.

So this year has the potential to be one of the best of my life. It is certainly one of the best beginnings. I am looking forward to seeing it unfold.

I hope everyone has a great year in 2019. We all need something good in our lives. The world in general needs something good to happen. May blessings and good fortune follow you all.

Happy New Year!

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The Holidays Are Gone!

No More Holiday Foods

I am really glad 2016 is over. I hate the holidays when it comes to food. It’s not the food I hate. It is knowing that everything I’m eating is nowhere close to being good for me. I really did try to stay out of the high carbohydrate dimension, but it proved to be an overwhelming difficulty for me.

Yesterday, New Year’s Eve, I didn’t do so badly. I was mostly on the low carb side. Today I am all over it. I have bought my groceries for the month, and I am set to follow my low carb, high-fat diet very closely. This morning I had scrambled eggs with spinach and an uncured sausage made by Oscar Myer. It is a good start.

There are no more holidays coming up (at least not any that I plan to observe) that will derail me. On March 1, had I been able to stay on track, would have been a year on the low carb, high fat diet, or ketogenic. I had lost nearly lost 40 pounds with almost no effort. I have gained about 10 since Thanksgiving. Perhaps, if I had not gotten side tracked I could have reached my goal weight, or gotten pretty damned close. It was nearly 100 pounds that I set out to lose last March.

Now that the holidays are over, with all the high carbs and sugars that go with them, I am set to get some back on track. This is not a New Year’s resolution. This is something I set out to do around the time of my birthday last year (March 1). I am just continuing what I started. I will reach my goal. I will succeed no matter how long it takes. I will acquire the discipline in my life needed to reach my goal and stay healthy.

I wish you all great success in your endeavors this year. No one and nothing can stop you, except you. So let’s rock our perspective worlds and seriously kick some ass!

Happy New Year!