Health, Weight Loss

What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight (Coasting)

In July 2006, I posted my weight -- 185 -- on The Motley Fool.  I said I'd been there for about a year.  So really, all that weight was weight I'd lost up until the point where Rich and I started dating.  For that first year, we saw each other once every two or three… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight (Coasting)

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Blogging

What I Did To (WID2)… Learn to Blog (Self Doubt)

I've been working on a couple of projects this week while I'm on leave from work.  This blog is a big one.  My goal has been to just get a few more posts ready to go and to understand more about how one makes a blog visible to the rest of the world.  I have… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Learn to Blog (Self Doubt)

Financial, Investing

What I Did To (WID2) … Learn to Invest (Even more Wrigley)

After I looked at what the analysts were saying about Wrigley, I looked at sugar prices.  Sugar prices were definitely up in most places (down in Vietnam, though).  In the US, that was because high crude oil prices made people expect that people would want sugar for their cars (via ethanol).   I looked at commentary… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Learn to Invest (Even more Wrigley)

Financial, Investing

What I Did To (WID2) … Learn to Invest (More Wrigley)

Here’s some more of my investigations in Wrigley, generally from July 2006 -- after I had actually started buying stock.  This is a newbie mistake – I should have done this kind of research before I bought it. Instead, I had bought it solely based on the fact that other people were talking about it and… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2) … Learn to Invest (More Wrigley)

Financial, Relationships

What I Did To (WID2)… Take Care of my Small, Weak Roses

I have no idea what started the conversation and ten minutes of looking didn’t help.  But early in my time at the Motley Fool, in July 2006, on a board about investing, there was this interchange in the midst of a discussion of Doral, a Puerto Rican bank that has since failed. Me:  That which… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Take Care of my Small, Weak Roses