I've been thinking about environment a lot. Our environments shape our choices, our moods, our thoughts. When I'm walking outside in the quiet dark of early morning, I think quiet, early morning thoughts. Add AirPods and a podcast, and I think about the subject of the podcast. Add AirPods and a meditation app, and I'm… Continue reading Health, nutrition, and our environments
Back in the spring, I did some work that led me to really think hard about where I am going in my professional life. Not that things are bad where I am; quite the contrary! Things are good enough that I can think about how to make them even better. While doing that thinking, I… Continue reading I hit a milestone!
I haven't been writing here much. (You probably hadn't noticed.) I got bogged down trying to tell investing stories and it has taken me all this time to figure out why: I never really learned how to invest. (You'd think that would have been obvious. I'm kinda slow.) Writing about investing is hard. My brain… Continue reading What I Did To… Get Back to Writing
In a discussion with my uncle, and a later discussion with another relative, the question of how you can tell if your food is healthy came up. It's an interesting question. Lots of people have answers that they would suggest are the One True Way. Some people will tell you it has to be low… Continue reading How Do I Know It’s Healthy?
It was time for the second try at Weight Watchers. I had previously followed Weight Watchers' points system independently, while I was dating a woman who had lost a lot of weight that way. Now that I was engaged and looking at "I'm going to live the rest of my life this way," I wanted… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight — The Weight Watchers Experiment, Part 2, January and February 2007
One of these days, I'll write the post about Rich proposing to me. The original journal-type posts about it run to 18 pages long. Which is great for Longreads, of course, but it's not written in that lovely literary style. There are comments about Christmas shopping and Hannukkah candles and watching The Little Mermaid, not grand… Continue reading What I Did To (WID2)… Lose Weight (OMG I’m Engaged!)
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)