Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, November 15, 2010
Does anyone know why, despite choosing healthy food when eating out, each and every time I eat in a restaurant I gain anywhere from 1/2 to 2 pounds from one meal? Some say it's salt (which means water weight). But if it's water weight, it should disappear the next day or so, but it doesn't. It takes a week or two.
I maintain my weight by not eating out so much, but friends are starting to grumble a bit.
I'm having to learn 7 new songs for our next Sugartime program. That means getting lyrics into this brain of mine, choreographing moves, and teaching those moves to the others. It's a blast, but the older I get, the harder it is to get new material to stick. Maybe that's why Sugartime has taken priority over everything else. I feel as if I have this window of time (60-70 or so) when I will be able to still sing and dance fairly well. I want to take full advantage of it.
My family member goes back to the specialist for a second visit this week. I'm still holding positive thoughts that they do not have a dreaded, degenerative disease. I'm also holding my breath...