Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

Recently my husband and I headed for an overnight in Chicago. We stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, ate at a wonderful restaurant, walked the Magnificent Mile (and spent absolutely no money), and took in a show at the Chicago Theater. We saw the comedian, Gabriel Iglesias, who is currently on tour. It’s been a …

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So my lifestyle change has started off well, yielding the desired 1.0 pound/week weight loss that I am aiming for. Very slow, very tedious, but the more slowly it comes off, the more likely it is to stay off. And, the more likely I am to actually effect a lifestyle change rather than a “diet …

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The internal dialog starts when I turn my car to enter the parking deck at work. “Ugh, I really don’t want to climb the two flights of stairs from the parking space to the office.” “But you should,” the little nag on my shoulder chimes in. “You’ve got weight to lose.” “But, I’m tired, and …

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