I Need a Drink

I really don’t drink much anymore. A glass of wine here and there. I never acquired a taste for beer or straight liquor. After dinner liqueurs are okay but I never made a habit of consuming them, either. All told, I think I drank enough mixed drinks in my college years, and the few years…

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I Need to Hit Something

So, last month I bought a punching bag. I’ve always liked the idea of being able to punch something when I get mad, or frustrated, but I’ve never done much with that idea; however, after a conversation with my brother (you know, THAT conversation) about his lack of helping me in dealing with my mom,…

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I NEED a Big Mac

I’ve been doing pretty well on Weight Watchers so far. Last night, I received my 4 month charm. If you’re not familiar with WW, as you progress in the program, you earn charms that serve as reminders about how well you’ve done. They’re great motivators and they work as “anchors” to pull you back to…

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I NEED To Take a Hike

No. Seriously. I really do need to take a hike. Just when I’ve lost enough weight to feel comfortable hiking again (1.8 pounds lost this week), life has conspired to keep my hiking boots firmly planted on paved walking trails and even that has not happened over the last week or so. I’ve been so…

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I Need to Recommit

I started Weight Watchers in November of 2015. It doesn’t seem that long ago but when I break it down, amazingly enough, in March, it will be 5 months. Yes, I’ve lost weight. As of this writing, I’ve dropped about 18 pounds. That’s not too shabby. It’s a little more than a pound a week…

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My “I Don’t Needs”

We’re all driven by need, whether we want to admit it or not. In general, most of us know the difference between wanting and needing something and if we’re completely honest with ourselves, many of the things we need are actually things we want. However, when I say, I need to live in Italy, I…

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My Special Needs

Originally, this blog’s title was The Special Needs Life. I’ll bet you’da thought this blog was going to be all about people with special needs, right? Initially, I thought so, too. I thought I would start a blog about how to navigate the system when you have a child with special needs (and I may…

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