Sunday Post: 40 Years and 20 Pounds. #SundayPost #RubyAnniversary #Weightloss

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post

Today I turned 58 years old and we had our 40th wedding anniversary. Yes, we got married on my 18th birthday. We’re crazy like that. I always joke that I have to buy Doug a present on my birthday. This is the ruby wedding anniversary. I didn’t ask for a ruby though. Instead I got Bengals season tickets, which are supposed to cover all my presents for the whole year. I got some other presents too, though–jadeite bowls and a beautiful glass candy dish.

I hit another milestone on this milestone day. I changed my weigh-in to today, and I’ve passed the 20-pound weight loss mark! I’ve lost 21 pounds so far! I started my diet on May 31st. This is a huge accomplishment for me. I still have a long way to go, though. I have 90 pounds to go to get to my goal weight, get these weight problems behind me, and avoid diabetes. I would like to get there, or close, by 5/31/23. I thank everyone for cheering me on so far. I need it.


On Tuesday I reviewed the audiobook of In The Middle of Hickory Lane

On Thursday I participated in a blog tour for Elodie’s Library of Second Chances

On Friday I participated in Book Blogger Hop and Friday 56.

For Self-Published Saturday, I reviewed The Key House


On Tuesday I will participate in Top Ten Tuesday if time permits and I will review Jaguar Paloma and the Caketown Bar

On Wednesday I will review Murder for the Modern Girl

On Friday I will participate in a blog tour with Rachel’s Random Resources for The Wedding Cake. I will also participate in Book Blogger Hop and Friday 56 if time permits.

On Self-Published Saturday I will review self-published/indie books.


Founded by the mysterious genius known as the Designer, the archipelago of Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera’s lucky citizens enjoy long, fulfilling lives until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. Then they retire themselves, embarking on a ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh.

Proctor Bennett, of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding people through the retirement process—and, when necessary, enforcing it. But all is not well with Proctor. For one thing, he’s been dreaming—which is supposed to be impossible in Prospera. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly fast. And then comes the day he is summoned to retire his own father, who gives him a disturbing and cryptic message before being wrestled onto the ferry.

Meanwhile, something is stirring. The Support Staff, ordinary men and women who provide the labor to keep Prospera running, have begun to question their place in the social order. Unrest is building, and there are rumors spreading of a resistance group—known as “Arrivalists”—who may be fomenting revolution.

Soon Proctor finds himself questioning everything he once believed, entangled with a much bigger cause than he realized—and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth.


13 thoughts on “Sunday Post: 40 Years and 20 Pounds. #SundayPost #RubyAnniversary #Weightloss”

  1. Wow congratulations! And Bengals tickets! How exciting. Hope you all have a great season and lots of good games. 🙂

    That sounds like a good book.


  2. Celebrate! You should be so proud of yourself because it’s a change and that can be hard. This is the hardest time of year for me to stay active because of the heat. I do better when I am active.


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