Year End Pondering and Reminiscing

Year End Pondering and Reminiscing

Obsessive Behavior
Any time I exercise I mark it on my calendar. I have different codes for each type of exercise I do, including swimming. I was switching my calendar to 2016 and went through my old one real quick to see my exercise habits for 2015. My calendar even showed December of 2014, so I knew I was keeping track farther back than 2015.

I found it interesting that I maintained an “active” lifestyle throughout the year. Even when I was working I seemed to get some walks and hikes in. I also know that even though I lost 20 pounds from April to August, today I weigh the same as I did at the end of 2014.

I began thinking… what is it I need to change to actually lose weight?

In 2015 I quit drinking soda, rarely ate out, and walked regularly.

What I didn’t do well, and have been struggling with for years, is eat enough.

I rarely eat when I’m alone. I am alone all the time.

I constantly count protein, carbs, calories, and sodium… Most days I could stand to eat more. Like 300 calories more. Also, I could really drink more water.

So even though I say, “I don’t make resolutions, I make life changes.” I am going to do my best to eat bigger breakfasts… and do more yoga. Breathing deeply is rejuvenating.

My Look Back on 2015 Highlights

Coudersport, PA


Roosevelt Baths, Saratoga Springs, NY


Canfield Casino in Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY


My friends in Montreal, Quebec


Logan and Nathan’s leather coat project.


Primordial at Maryland Death Fest, Baltimore, MD


I got a new car! 2015 Kia Soul


Plenty of cat snuggles this year!
My friends at Buttermilk Falls, Ithaca, NY


Me and Michelle near the summit of Sleeping Beauty, Fort Ann, NY


I got braces!


View from our campsite on Indian Lake, NY


Me and my friends getting ready to hike. Trailhead was boat access only. Indian Lake, NY


Becky in Congress Park, NY. We kept our mischief to a minimum this year.


Onondaga Lake Park, NY. I got to see my friend Tambre for the first time in many years.


View from our hotel of the Charles River, Cambridge, MA


Mgła at the Middle East, Cambridge, MA


I up-cycled an old pair of jeans into a skirt.


Lock 19 on the Old Erie Canal. Vischer Ferry Historical and Nature Preserve, Clifton Park, NY

There were so many more excellent times in 2015 and it was really hard to choose photos. I tried to stay away from things I may have written about already.