losing to much weight in 2013

We had a group of folks over at ma’s house a couple of days ago to hear about what I have been doing. One is an experienced marathoner and his interest was how I handled the tremendous burning of calories.

I think my weight was around 155 to 160 pounds when I jogged out of Savannah. I struggled to get enough calories and at one point my weight dropped into the low 140’s.

I had to eat bunches of high calorie food, and that was fine. Keeping my weight up was tough from start to finish.

I remember eating a lot of meals at Subway.

Sprint or Marathon?

We enter the starting blocks of life not knowing the length of the race. Our life may be a sprint, or a marathon. We are not told in advance. All we can decide is how we will run.


Wyatt has been hospitalized since June 2nd, when he broke out in a full-body rash and bruises while at the beach with his family. Doctors diagnosed him with leukemia soon after.

The paragraph above came from the story, the link below will take you to.


children crying for mom and/or dad sounds sad

Any footage we have of children suffering needs to be seen, heard or both, not just the border stuff.

Children suffering didn’t start with this. I’m 67 years old and my gut tells me millions of children cry for mommy or daddy every day and always have. I think we should see the realities of all of the stuff going on that cause children to suffer, and millions to die every year, for a host of reasons.

It’s all so very sad.

folks show concern about heat

It was between 90° and 97° and approximately 50% relative humidity here in Roberta, Georgia for a bit today. I was out for a walk and sweating, and it felt good. Four cars slowed, the windows rolled down and each driver expressed concern. I usually, as I did today, tell them I am not out for long and the concern they show is much appreciated, and it is. I thought this picture was fun. I actually enjoy the heat and sweating.

Quote by Jennifer Worth

“It was a world promising all that we could desire, newer, better, brighter. We put our faith in the dreams they sold, in the machines to save us labor, clothes to make us more alluring, furnishings to give us greater comfort. Yet the one thing we could not do without, could never be bought, no matter how generous the terms, and it was love.  Love in all it’s forms, precious, fragile and enduring. The priceless gift that made our lives worthwhile. Invisibly upholding us, demanding no repayment, offered in silence, more precious than gold”

been a tough 2.5 years, at times

It’s my responsibility, mom is 89 years old and needs help from time to time, like we all do.

I am a work in progress. I seem to continue to deny the normal things that happen and change, as we get older. I’ve been here 92% of the time, so my persistence is pretty good. It’s my patience that gives me a time.

I aim to get better.

I arrived here in late January of 2016.

I struggle every day

Something keeps telling me to keep going, no matter what occurs. I struggle when I speak with friends that say they are done. That doesn’t sound right for me. I like this quote by Martin Luther King Jr.

Maybe One Day

Symbolic, on foot trip, from Goffs California and go north on Lanfair Rd to Nipton Rd, turn left and stop at Interstate 15.

From Hazlehurst, Georgia to Barnesville, Georgia on Hwy 341

Start where I’m standing, when the time is right and go until the time isn’t right, and then stop.

My clinical trial about Alzheimer’s

My grandparents

Henry 1887 – 1959 73 years old

Laura. 1896 – 1983 87 years old

Charlie 1895 – 1977 82 years old

Della 1903 – 1964 61 years old

Average lifespan was 76 years. No Alzheimer’s. No infant mortality here.

Chemicals began pouring into our bodies in approximately 1957. If, as they say now, Alzheimer’s can take 25 to 30 years to manifest itself, none of these folks should have had Alzheimer’s if the chemicals caused it, and none did.

Think how long the children of my grandparents took the chemicals in. Some of the children should have had Alzheimer’s if the chemicals caused it, and some of them did have it, quite a few.

Chemicals were fertilizer, pesticides, herbacides, growth stuff, preservatives and probably other stuff too.

Alzheimer’s is the most devastating, costly and far reaching disease in history and many believe we waited to long to respond.