Weekly Wrap-Up July 25, 2016


Really mixed this week. I had my good days and bad days, but they didn’t seem to have much to do with mania or depression. It had more to do with being clear minded or confused. I had a hard time grasping some basic concepts.

Obsession was another big deal. I’ve been spending the past 1 – 2 weeks writing a sermon that I conducted at church yesterday. I’m not a minister, but we are awaiting the arrival of a new minister in August, so we are having some members of the congregation fill in until then.

Weight and Fitness

Weight on July 16 – 258.0
Weight on July 23 – 256.0
Total loss = 2.0 lbs.

July has been a great month. I’ve lost 9.4 lbs. with one more weigh in to go next Saturday. Just like I said last week, I did it through good old fashioned diet and exercise. While I may have splurged here and there, most days I stuck with the Weight Watchers plan. Weight Watchers is more about portion control rather than what you can and cannot eat.

I did my 5 mile walk to the library several days. Two of those I chose to walk another 5 miles back home. Probably overkill, but the days were nice and I had the energy.


What writing? Well, I did work on the sermon, but the novel took a backseat. Actually worse than the backseat. It was in the trunk. The sermon should have taken two days’ tops to write, but my obsession over it, and my lack of concentration made it a ridiculously long ordeal.

Today, I’m back to the novel and will be meeting with my creative writers group. I am looking forward to being back on track.


Excited about the weight loss, but overall I’d rate the week just OK

10 comments on Weekly Wrap-Up July 25, 2016

  1. That’s super-awesome about the weight loss! Sorry the novel got the trunk (LOL!) but at least you’re getting back into today. How did the sermon actually go????? Inquiring minds want to know! (Hope it went extremely well; I’m proud of you for working hard on it!)

    1. Yeah, I feel great about the weight loss. The sermon was well received. I’d say it went well. It’s long, but I’ll be posting it tomorrow. As for today, I decided not to go to the writer’s group. Last week was exhausting so I decided to treat myself today and just take it easy. Maybe watch a movie or two. I’m looking forward to it.

  2. I like how you’re such a Steady Eddie on the weight loss. I wish I could maintain such consistency. Last night I watched myself eat away my loneliness with a junk food binge. Just…watched myself do it! Bummer but I own it. Dang. Good luck with your writing this week, friend!

    1. Oh, I’ve not always been consistent about the weight loss. I’ve done plenty of binging in the past, and I’m sure I will again. I’ve just learned not to beat the crap out of myself over it. I shrug it off and get back on it.

  3. Sounds like you are doing well overall. Congratulations on the steady healthy weight loss. Sounds like the sermon understandably stressed you out. It would have been too much to expect you to write both the sermon and work much on your novel. Best of luck going forward on writing!

    1. Than you, Kitt. You’re right, it would have been too much to try and force myself to do both.

  4. Good job with the weight loss!!! I sorry the rest of the week was so up and down, but I agree with Kitt, writing and delivering a sermon is a big deal. Especially when it’s not something that you do every week.

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