I love disc golf!

Disc golf. Who knew? My friend Zakk Shanks knew.

Back in December 2019, Zakk and I were talking, and he asked whether I’d ever played disc golf. I’d never tried it, and had only sort of heard of it, but was immediately intrigued. Golf? With frisbees? What’s not to like?

I say I’d sort of heard of it, because my other friend Paul Normandin and I had briefly discussed Ultimate Frisbee, which he plays. I had no idea what UF was, so in my mind it was disc golf. Our conversation that day was cut very short for some reason, so I never clarified.

Nevertheless, the day after that discussion with Paul, I’d ordered an Innova starter set from Amazon, for disc golf not Ultimate, and they’d been in my closet ever since.

Anyway, I love walking, but I like to have a reason for it, so disc golf sounded right up my alley. Zakk and I set up a time to play, and I met him at the Trinity University disc golf course for my first disc golf experience.

I was hooked. I sucked, but I was hooked. What a challenge!

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Noom is still great after two years!

It’s October, 2021, so that means it’s been about two years since I signed up with Noom, and I still feel great about the program!

That’s not to say that I don’t fail more now than when I started. I do. For example, last night I had the equivalent of 4 servings of Barbara’s Spoonfuls, my favorite cereal. That’s 4 cups of a “red” food. Not a perfect choice.

In my defense, I had only eaten a small meal around 9am, and when I finally was able to eat again at 5pm, I was pretty hungry. Also, I added fresh blueberries, so that makes it better, right? (It does, but…)

(On a sidenote, I bought some walnut milk to try out, and I used it on the cereal. I like it! My go-to is cashew milk, but walnut milk is definitely delicious. Only slightly nutty, and with a thick, rich texture.)

Anyway, but, yes, I fail, and fail often.

However, when I looked over my article from a year ago, I see that back then I was eating way too much sugar. I don’t do that any more. I got off the ice cream and cookie kick I was on.

Cutting way back on sweets, I think, has also helped the arthritis in my right index finger and right big toe, because sugar is known to encourage inflammation, so keeping my sugar levels lower as I get older is one of my goals.

Unfortunately, my sleep is still not great. I continue to struggle to get back to sleep after I wake in the middle of the night. I am resigned to that, although I hope someday I’ll sleep better, because those occasional nights when I make it all the way through 6.5 to 7 hours of solid sleep feel so good!

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