Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Declaring Victory

Well, since my last post I've only lost an additional 2 pounds.  Then I gain it back.  Then I lose it.  Then I gain a pound back.  Then I lose that.

"Look into my eyes," says my reflection in the mirror.  "It's over, girl! This is it!"

So I've lost 74 pounds and it appears that the 75th will either come or it won't.  But I'm declaring victory - VICTORY - and I'm packing up my cannons and rifles, tucking away my dogtags, packing up my kit-bag and pinning a medal on my own little self.

A big THANK YOU to Dr. Neal Barnard for his books and his videos and his website - because he's the one responsible for bringing me back from the edge of Diabetes to a normal state once again.  And he's the one responsible for all the weight loss.  And he's the one responsible for saving the lives of all those animals I would have eaten had it not been for him.

And I'm way happy about all this.  I am healthier.  I feel better.   And even though I won't live forever I will at least live as well as I can until that "expiration date."

And a big THANK YOU to my few friends here who have stuck with me - at least you didn't totally abandon me while I was so absent these past several years.  And, frankly, I wonder about that because, in the final analysis, I'm a very uninteresting character even though I've done two or three interesting things in my life.  I'm no Jane Goodall, for sure.  And when I die I will be just another little old lady hardly worthy of mention as my belongings are gathered up and swept into the dustbin of forgotten time.  But until that time... I'm still here.  Still thinking.  Still wondering.  Still living.

I haven't been writing, however, even though a life beyond my own keeps parading through my head.  I keep telling myself to write it down.

I was looking through my notebook of the short stories I have written - and posted here.  And I read your comments after each one (which I also vainly printed out to keep).  And I told myself that I should maybe write again.  Surely I have SOMETHING to say.  Maybe just some little something?  Maybe?  And then I yawn and stretch and find myself feeling lazy once again.

Still..... that life beyond my own keeps passing through my head...

Thanks for your time.. the most precious gift of all.

~ AngelMay ~

Monday, June 1, 2015

Checking In

I'm still here.  Frankly, being lazy.  But always learning.  Always growing - as the name of this blog indicates.  As was said in "On Golden Pond".... I'm just trying to find my way.  It sometimes seems overwhelming.  There is so much wrong with this world - and with this country - that I often want to cocoon.  Just curl up into a little ball and forget about it all.

Probably, by now, you have all mostly forgotten about me - taken me off your list of blogs to visit.  And I have myself to blame.  My blog posts are not of the cutesy and sugary variety.  While I have a great sense of humor, I also tend to be quite serious.

I read enough "if you love your kids, share this!" and "pass this on if you love God/Friends/Daughter/Whoever."  Gah!  I hate those posts at Facebook and other places.    Enough with the treacly sweet!  We've got real problems out there.  We have people in trouble.  We have friends with cancer.  We have people out of work.  We have under-funded schools.  We have police shooting unarmed citizens.  We have a government that's forgotten who they are supposed to represent.   We have people living in the streets.

And I see all this....
Yes.  I see all this.

So....checking in.  Still out here.  Still alive.  Still on my vegan diet.  Doctor thrilled with me.  Diabetes completely reversed.  Cholesterol down.  I've lost 72 pounds and counting.

Hoping all of you are healthy and happy.
Thanks for your time.

~ AngelMay ~

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Rant

Ok.... I'm sick.  Got a cold or something else that is trying its damnedest to kill me so I already felt pretty icky when I saw this ... THING.

The caption beneath the photo said:

"If you're looking for a Gluten Free, Vegetarian Turkey for next week, try this Rice Krispy Treat turkey stuff with M&M's. Everybody's happy."

No, this is not a post about a vegetarian or vegan T-day repast.  Read the caption again.  See it?  No?  Read it again!  See it now?

Argh!  I'm sick!  And here I have to deal with the apparent death of the past tense.  Yes!  It has been gutted.  Ignored.  Stabbed.  Tossed into the "who cares" bin along with the proper use of "then" and "than" and the continued misspelling of "separate" and "millennium."

Enough of this already!  The turkey - if a rice crispy abomination can be called a turkey - is stuffed with M&Ms.  It is not "stuff" with M&Ms.

Well, maybe it actually is stuff with M&Ms.  It's some kind of stuff,  that's for sure.  But not in the context of the irritatingly wrong sentence.  In that context it is stuffed with M&Ms.

Either learn to use the past tense or die.  I'm watching you...  
Yes... I'm watching.... watch......wa......ZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzZZZZZ

I was NOT zzzzz sleeping zzzzz

Thanks for your ti....zzzz