t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.

2.02.2014

A Wild Ride. A New Blog

It's been an intense 3 1/2 months.  Several days after my last post, Ellery became very sick.  That episode triggered a cascade of events that stretched our family almost to the breaking point.  From where I sit now, I can calmly relate these events.  We aren't completely out of the water, but through lots of research, prayers, fasting, and course corrections, we are in a much better place.

To distract me, I started a new blog several days ago, called Pretty Darn Close? No More! www.prettydarnclose.com It's purpose is to help me reach some of the goals that have fallen through the cracks.  I'm journaling my food and workouts everyday and sharing something I've learned about nutrition, keeping lean, or fitness.

It's really a selfish blog.  I need accountability.  I'm tired of a yo-yo body composition. I want to get lean and stay lean.  It's not about being healthy, but about overcoming getting so close to my goals and falling short.

The most successful people are transparent, accountable, and visualize themselves succeeding.  That's what I'm doing.

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