Weekly Wrap Up – New Years Edition

Weekly Wrap-Up


I’m deeply troubled by our President Elect
I’m deeply troubled for the future of the U.S. of A.
I’m deeply troubled that Maurice and I can’t afford to leave our country.
I’m deeply troubled I may never finish my manuscript.
I’m deeply troubled about many things, but the good news is so are millions of others. This validates the concerns I’m having and makes them okay.

The concerns I’m having are legitimate and situational. Last week I did not deal with chronic depression, mania or anxiety. I think, after all these years, I’ve finally learned how to know if I’m depressed or if I’m depressed. All things considered that makes it a good week.


My current weight is 263.6.

I don’t make New Year resolutions, but I’m committed to lose 100 lbs exactly one year from today. Sure I want to get back into my old clothes; Sure I want to look better, but my primary reason for losing weight is because I’d like to be on this little planet of ours as long as I can.

Over the past year I haven’t gained or lost. I’ve been on Weight Watchers during that time and will continue to stay with them because I know they work. In the past I lost a lot of weight through their program and have seen others around me lose as well. The key is I cannot go to the weekly meetings and not follow the plan. You can’t lose through osmosis. The plan does work if you work it.


Another week of not going so great. I’m still stuck on some of the major changes that need to be made. I’ve reached the point that writing is as much of a job as it is my passion. It’s frustrating, but I’m still thrilled over what I’m doing.


Writing wasn’t the best, but I only gained one pound over Christmas and I’m recommitted to losing weight. My mood has been balanced and I’min good spirits. I grade last week a B-

  19 comments for “Weekly Wrap Up – New Years Edition

  1. January 3, 2017 at 16:58

    I share your many concerns. You are not alone.
    Also, I have a dear friend who uses WW like all, all, all the time. She’ll slide a bit here and there, but she’ll always go back, and it does always work — Best of luck!
    B- is nice πŸ™‚

    • Bradley
      January 3, 2017 at 17:32

      Hi Joey. I lost 90 lbs and gained about 45 lbs back. When you consider most people on most diets gain more than before they lost, I feel good about it. I think the main difference is that WW is not considered a diet. It’s a major life change.

      • January 3, 2017 at 17:34

        Yes, I think (from her experience) it’s a lifestyle thing πŸ™‚
        I always remember this when she cuts me a slice of cake.
        “So small?”
        “Proper portion.”
        “Sadder than dying young?”

        • Bradley
          January 3, 2017 at 17:36

          lol. I’ll need to remember that.

          • January 3, 2017 at 17:38

            Me too, but it’s VERY SAD.

            lol πŸ˜›

  2. January 3, 2017 at 03:50

    “You can’t lose through osmosis. The plan does work if you work it” made me chuckkle loud… Great wrap up after all keep it up Bradley.

  3. January 2, 2017 at 12:35

    Happy New Year, Bradley! I know you can reach your goals because you are persistent and determined. You’ve had a pretty good week. Writing is work but how wonderful it is that you love your job. Few people can say that.

    • Bradley
      January 2, 2017 at 12:59

      When I think of all the jobs I hated in the past, it is wonderful to find the one I love. Happy New Year, Journey

  4. January 2, 2017 at 12:03

    I have faith you’ll finish your book. Happy New Year Bradley!!

    • Bradley
      January 2, 2017 at 12:08

      Thank you. I’m feeling positive about it. I haven’t forgotten about your book. I wasn’t at church this week to talk with the necessary people, but I will send out an email. I think it’s very important.

      • January 2, 2017 at 12:29

        You’re most welcome. And thank YOU πŸ™‚

  5. January 2, 2017 at 10:14

    Wow, only one pound over Christmas? I can barely get my jeans closed πŸ™

    • Bradley
      January 2, 2017 at 10:19

      If you knew how many cookies, pecan candies, and chocolates I had that week, you’d agree it’s a Christmas miracle.

    • January 3, 2017 at 03:49

      I was also amazed at the pound, I didn’t even scale myself before Christmass so I don’t do it now to know… I however feel it in my laps that some greasy is stuch somewhere πŸ™‚

  6. January 2, 2017 at 08:59

    Bradley you are doing so good I am so happy for you. With your commitment you will lose the weight and finish your book! Happy New Year!

    • Bradley
      January 2, 2017 at 09:29

      Thank you for validating what I’m feeling. I feel, on a personal level, this will be a good year.

      • January 2, 2017 at 11:08

        I know it will!

  7. January 2, 2017 at 08:41

    Sometimes the writing feels like work, because it is. If it were easy, all of us would be John Grisham (Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, Marcel Proust, Isaac Asimov).

    • Bradley
      January 2, 2017 at 09:31

      Amateurs, all of them. I’m going to leave them in the dust.

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