Last updated on April 12th, 2017
Starting Weight = 221.4 lbs.
Ending Weight = 220.6 lbs.
Another week, another fraction of a pound in weight loss. We had an earthquake yesterday, a little one, no damage, but any earthquake is a big surprise in Michigan. The weather has turned pleasant, also a surprise in Michigan, with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s (F).
I have the urge to take a walk. So far, I have resisted the urge manfully, but if the damned sun keeps shining, I may give in.
I retired this week. Well, almost. I finished teaching on April 20, and finished grading this week. The English Department had a party for me and another soon-to-be retired person on Wednesday. The catered lunch offered plenty of low-carb selections. There was cake, and I ate a tiny slice. Actually, half of a tiny slice. I didn’t crave it, left most of the frosting, and should have just had a few more cubes of cheese. But I’m not perfect.
Technically, I’m on the university payroll through May, and I’ll be going in to clean out my office and take care of a few bits of business. But I am not teaching a course again. I’m looking forward to retirement because I see it more as a change in careers. It was my choice to retire now. My health is good, so I could have taught a few more years if I wanted to.
I didn’t want to. I don’t want to. At least, I don’t want to teach writing anymore to people who have little or no interest in writing. People who are into acquiring credit hours toward a degree in something or other in the belief that it will make them more employable.
Good luck to all of you. Better writing skills could’ve helped.
Am I a little cynical? Sure. How can you not be cynical at my age, and in this age? Still, I readily admit that there are worse jobs than being a college lecturer. I hope to avoid those jobs, too.
All in all, it was a good week. I continued my LCHF eating ways, and continued with my weight loss, even if it the loss amounted to less than a pound. I’m not racing anybody. It’s the direction that matters.
The earth shook this week, and I turned a corner in my life. Now the sun’s shining, the birds are singing, and I’m optimistic for the future. Mine, anyway. I think I’ll take a walk.