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About Me

Linda Bartosik...
First steps of a beginning writer/artist/illustrator. Follow me on my journey. Read More...

My newest book now available on Amazon!

My newest book now available on Amazon!

Many treasures lie under the sea, but will Alistar find the one that will make ‘The Perfect Birthday Present’ for his mom? Join this adventurous little sea star and his best buddy Barnaby (a blob fish) as they travel through the beautiful deep blue sea, meeting many other creatures of the deep. When the two friends finally stumble upon the perfect present, Alistar needs to make a difficult decision, which only he can make. When he does, the little sea star learns that there are times when it is not the present that is important, but the thought behind it.

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

My First Cover! Now available on Amazon – Kindle & Hardcover

For Linda Crowley, the first day of the year had always been set aside to work on new, positive beginnings and 1970 was no different. Her husband and children were by all accounts healthy and no one even considered the terrible thought that tragedy would strike before the day was over, and life as she had known it was gone.

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My first illustrating project available on Amazon

My first illustrating project available on Amazon

Haley doesn't have a normal pet she has a goat, Ralph. He thinks he's having fun but he's causing untold trouble for Haley. Trouble seems to follow Ralph everywhere he goes only he doesn't know it. Haley's father says Ralph has to be sold!

Beat It!

Over the weekend several people have joined the 10,000 step/beat sugar challenge. I'm in the gearing up phase – yesterday that meant finishing all the chocolate hidden in the freezer. Today I am going to read the packaging of everything I eat and tally up the grams (including my New Lifestyle Diet food I take to work) just to see where I stand. I'm going to lunch at Panera today and will eat my diet food the rest of the day. Should be interesting. I'm also going to count in the drinks. Thank goodness all day while working and working out at Koko I just drink water, but my daughter, who is joining the challenge, just pointed out our love for Dunkin pumpkin! Crap. I forgot about that. At work I walk over and get that on my break. Bummer. We are buying the K Cups for home, but the store stuff is loaded with flavored syrup. 🙁 First change: Switch to plain Dunkin with skim milk. Thanks Ashley, for pointing that out. We need each other, people, we're in this together.

Today I would like to add a book that does a wonderful job of explaining why we need to kick the sugar addiction. It's called Fat Chance written by the guy in the video I shared yesterday. I bought it and spent yesterday afternoon reading it while I polished off the last of the chocolate. (Sorry – I just can't waste anything). Dr. Lustig does a great job of explaining the way our bodies work when we eat. I don't know about you, but I do much better when I understand the science behind anything I do, especially diet and exercise. If I can somehow picture what sugar is doing inside of me when I eat it, I will have a better chance of avoiding it.

And so, as another day goes by, tomorrow I will post my grams for today and compare it with the recommended allowance a body can handle per day, I'm taking action, I'm taking the first steps, October 1 is looming, and…I have written.

 

 

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