Weekly Wrap-Up October 31, 2016

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Overall a good week. The second in a row. No mania; no depression. Unfortunately, my anxiety was worse. As always it was there, but it had a stronger hold on me than usual. I mentioned the anxiety last week, but it’s more severe this time around. Like so many times before, I can’t stop seeing only the big picture. I try to compartmentalize the things that need to be done into smaller pieces, but it seems each week that is harder to do. All I can do is keep making lists, keep prioritizing. I just need to become adept at it and that’s only going to come with practice.

Weight and Fitness

Weight on Oct 15: 258.4 lbs.
Weight on Oct 22: 258.2 lbs.
Total loss: 0.2 lbs.

Having lost 5 lbs. last week, I was concerned about gaining it back this week. That tends to be my MO. Well, miracles do happen. I over ate on a regular basis and got very little exercise. I expected the worse. Given all that, I was ecstatic when I weighed in and lost. Granted, it was less than a quarter of a pound, but who’s complaining?

This week I’m hoping for a bigger loss, but if it ends up being another 0.2 lbs, I can live with that.


Didn’t I say last week was a great week? Well, I’m saying it again. I spent a lot of time at Starbucks (my new favorite writing place) and I got a lot accomplished.
Several friends, and I, are starting a new writing group and I’m excited. We’re purposely starting small so we can work as a team and make the group what we want it to be. We’ll be meeting this week to discuss what each of us is hoping for and begin ironing out the details. I’m excited.


I believe this is the shortest Wrap-up I’ve ever written. Apparently, it’s easier to write when everything is just going to hell. Overall it was good, but the anxiety was tough this week. It still gets a passing grade. I’ll give it a B.

  13 comments for “Weekly Wrap-Up October 31, 2016

  1. November 1, 2016 at 14:17

    Good job on your “B.” Enjoy your new writing group.

    • Bradley
      November 1, 2016 at 17:33

      Thank you, Kitt

  2. November 1, 2016 at 04:24

    I’m so glad you had a good week, despite the greater anxiety. Your new writing group sounds lovely. And hey, weight loss is weight loss…. so good for you to enjoy a nice surprise 🙂 I’m happy for you!

    • Bradley
      November 1, 2016 at 13:22

      Thank you, Pieces. I’m pretty pleased overall with my week.

  3. October 31, 2016 at 16:23

    B is for B on anxiety bringin down your A-Game! I can never see the tree for the forest, either. I’m glad your writing went well, and good luck to you and your new group 🙂

    • Bradley
      October 31, 2016 at 16:27

      Thank you, Joey. Anxiety is a tough one to work around. I’ve been struggling with it since this weekend. Hoping for a better week though.

  4. Iggy
    October 31, 2016 at 14:09

    Glad you had another good week. Sorry about the anxiety though, that is a bummer. Here is to another good week! Hope it continues!

    • Bradley
      October 31, 2016 at 14:16

      I’ve got my fingers crossed. Thank you, Iggy

  5. October 31, 2016 at 13:21

    Glad things went well last week. Take care of yourself Brad?

    • Bradley
      October 31, 2016 at 13:53

      It was a good week. The best to you, Jess.

  6. Mandy
    October 31, 2016 at 11:42

    Isn’t it wonderful to be able to report not only a good week–but a good week AGAIN! Wonderful. When that happens to me I try not to get over excited but just be thankful for a repeat 😀 I wish I’d get the courage to go to a coffee shop to write. It would be something to get me out of the house–isolation. I would hope I could overcome the distractions around me. Is it a learned behavior? Hope you have a sunny day–no matter the weather 😀

    • Bradley
      October 31, 2016 at 13:52

      It is wonderful indeed. I don’t know if working out of a coffee house is a learned behavior. I think it has more to do with the individual. I was writing at the library (and still do sometimes,) but I’ve found the coffee house works best for me. I do like the hustle and bustle, but I also put very light music on and wear my ear buds. The rest of the world goes away when I do that. The library sometimes seems too sterile for me. Wishing you a great day as wel

      • Mandy
        October 31, 2016 at 13:53


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