March 29, 2019
As I said at the first of the week, I’ve started a diet of sorts. I’m watching what I eat and counting my calories. So far I’ve been keeping below my suggested calorie count each day. That has to be a good sign. I haven’t weighed myself, but I’ve been using portion control and lower calorie foods. By eating lower calorie foods, I can actually be full and feel like I’ve eaten a good meal. The last time I lost a great deal of weight, I counted calories, so I hope this will work this time too.
I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's.
My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces.
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March 29th, 2019 at 10:58 am
Here’s to good health and dietary success!