People Like Us

By the incredible Kelly Clarkson!

Oh, people like us we’ve gotta stick together
Keep your head up, nothing lasts forever
Here’s to the damned to the lost and forgotten
It’s hard to get high when you’re living on the bottom

Just Give Me a Reason

P!nk and Nate Ruess

Just give me a reason, just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars, it’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent, and we can learn to love again

Our STUFF Is HERE! (Almost!)

We officially sold our Dutch house back in mid-July but our stuff was removed from our house the first week of August but our flight to America was 07 August but our American house closing was 29 August but we moved into it a week later but all our stuff has been making its way across the pond, to an American pond, going through customs, sitting in storage, and waiting for transport scheduling.

And today it arrives.


This afternoon between five and eight local time and I kind of don’t believe it.

That it’s taken this long.

That it’s finally here.

That we’re going to have our bed and our table and our Swedish chairs and our Swedish chest and our tapestries and our china and ALL OUR STUFF.


Insert Montage Here

[COVID Day Five Hundred Seventy Two]

This is one of those moments where I wish I could push the fast forward button to do the montage of me training and eating healthy and being miserable initially but by the end being stronger and leaner and not necessarily enjoying it by the end, but struggling less.


If life WERE a movie and this was my montage moment, the music would be Eye of the Tiger by Survivor.


It’s the eye of the tiger
It’s the thrill of the fight
Rising up to the challenge of our rival

And Why Are We In This Hand Basket?

[COVID Day Five Hundred Seventy One]

There are a ton of things going on these days, but I’m mostly focused on those super high cholesterol and triglyceride numbers.

Obsessed, even.

Healthy obsession, I promise.

When you’re going on a trip, it’s important to understand where you’re starting, where you’re going, and how you’re getting there.


Where Are We Starting?

I am five foot seven inches and currently weigh around one hundred eighty seven pounds.

My body composition analysis is around 82.5 pounds of body water, 30.4 pounds of dry lean mass, and 74.6 pounds of body fat mass.

The muscle-fat analysis says that while my weight is 187.5 pounds, my skeletal muscle mass is 62.6 pounds making my body fat mass around 74.6 pounds.

And my obesity analysis estimates my BMI is 29.4 and percent body fat is 39.9.

My cholesterol numbers are high at 208 milligrams (mg) per deciliter (dL) while the standard range is less than 200 mg/dL. And my triglyceride numbers are high at 182 mg/dL while the standard range is 150 mg/dL.

Finally, the Hemoglobin A1C results indicate an increased risk for diabetes (pre-diabetes): 5.7-6.4% with a value of 6.0% while the standard range is 4.0 – 5.6%.

Where Are We Going?

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