I’ve added the Lose it! app to my patented weight loss program: “Don’t Eat Like An A$$hole” and it’s keeping me accountable! Here’s a link for a free week of premium if you want to try it with me. @loseit

This app is free and it is a real eye opener as far as what I could potentially blow a ton of calories eating when I could be eating lots of other things throughout the day.

It links with smartwatches, cell phones and it has a ridiculous amount of food options when you go to enter what you’re eating.

I’ve lost 3 pounds in under a week thanks to the accountability and awareness of the foods I’m putting into my body. For me, snacking out of boredom is my number one weight gain fail. Using this app it keeps me on track!

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Here’s a sample of the report it generated for me from yesterday.

Daily Report for October 1, 2020

Food Calories1,800
Exercise Calories116
Net Calories1,684
+/- Calories-632
Daily Log
Egg, Hard Boiled, Whole, Large2 Each155
Coffee, Brewed16 Fluid Ounces5
Spinach Salad With Oil And Vinegar, The Commons2 Servings300
Nutrient data missing for: Fat, SatF, Chol, Sod, Carb, Fib, Sug, Prot
Chicken Thighs Grilled1 Piece318
Calories60 Each600
Nutrient data missing for: Fat, SatF, Chol, Sod, Carb, Fib, Sug, Prot
Greek Yogurt, Triple Zero, Mixed Berry, Oikos1 Container120
Cashews Back To Nature Brand1 Ounce162
Nutrient data missing for: Chol
Korean Barbeque Chips, Late July28 ⅓ Grams140
Nutrient data missing for: Chol
Calorie Burn Bonus0 min116
Saturated Fat12g
Calorie Bonus2,932 cals
Steps11,332 steps

‘Wicked Tuna’ Filming — pat morss

A ‘Wicked Tuna’ film crew was busy yesterday in the harbor, and then outside slightly offshore. The captions to these photos are my imagination as to what was going on.

Helicopter concentrating a long time on Hot Tuna
And getting some real closeups
With sunset approaching, the helicopter followed the first boat into the harbor
The other boats milled around waiting for instructions
Then the word came to speed into the harbor
The helicopter escorted the fleet
The boats passed by Eastern Point Light, heading into the sunset
Another, with Boston in the background
And another rounding the lighthouse
Mother nature rewarded the effort with a beautiful Cape Ann sunset
Firey clouds peeking over the Magnolia shore


My heart just sings when I see eagles. I needed an eagle fix, so we went to Mystic Lakes State Park in Medford because we can usually find them there. Disappointingly, we had no luck near the Medford Boat Club and decided to go look at the swans instead. We found ourselves enraptured by the variety of wildlife there and were just stunned to see an eagle coming from across the water directly to us. She flew straight overheard as if to lead us back to the Boat Club where we spotted two of them!!! Great day. We had kind of given up on the eagles, but she came to us instead……

The BIGtiny Art Event Goes Virtual

October 10 to 14, 2020 


Gloucester, MA—The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is excited to hold its most prestigious fundraiser, The BIGtiny Art Event, on Oct. 10 to 14, entirely online this year. The five-day virtual event features hundreds of one-of-a-kind 7×7″ matted art works for sale, donated by over 100 artists. All of the proceeds from the BIGtiny Art sale go to the Rocky Neck Art Colony so we can continue to provide excellent programming, exhibition opportunities, workshops and events for our members. 

The web venue makes it easy for viewers to see all of the artwork from the safety of their homes and to closely examine each piece. Many of the artists have big reputations but you won’t know whose work you have chosen until you see the signature on the back.  The website will be ready for viewing on October 5 at www.rnacBIGtiny.com. Artwork is for sale for five days beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 10am to 9pm.   

Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Rocky Neck Art Colony president and event organizer remarked, “I am grateful to all of the artists who want to support the Art Colony with their donations. At past in-person BIGtiny Art Events, the people who arrived first had a great advantage. An online event gives everyone time to see the work and compile a list of favorites … but the rush to get work is just as fast paced. You must move quickly to get your top choice. The first day’s art will sell at $150 and we expect work to fly off the website. The second day the same beautiful work costs less — $100, and the third to fifth days’ work sells for $50. Take a chance and wait if you dare — but I’d suggest you go for it!” 


The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppé are examples. It has as well been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery and Nell Blaine, among others. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community. www.rockyneckartcolony.org 

Absolute Secret 2020 @Jane Deering Gallery

What’s this all about?

Since early 2018, Jane Deering Gallery has been providing exhibition space to area artists. They pay no rent and receive help with promotion and publicity. Artists find it a rewarding experience and Deering believes it’s important for the area. It fosters growth in the arts and offers new visions to our community.

But these are challenging times.  To continue providing this space to artists, Deering asked the many national and international artists she’s worked with over the years to donate a small work, which is now offered to the public for $20.  

Here’s a chance to find a little gem for a song while supporting the gallery’s mission. Works are signed on the back — an Absolute Secret until you’ve bought the work, turned it over, and discovered the artist.

The gallery is grateful to the many artists who enthusiastically donated a work to this cause.  

@USCGNortheast Station Gloucester and Cutter Key Largo crews arrived 30 miles off Gloucester and put 65’ disabled vessel, Pedro Pio, in tow to Boston Harbor.

Congratulations Gloucester!

Gloucester won the America in Bloom “Outstanding Achievement in Flowers” award yesterday during the organization’s annual symposium! Generous Gardeners nominated Gloucester for our beautiful flowers in public spaces that continuously bloom for three seasons. America in Bloom is a national organization that supports community enhancement through beauty, pride in heritage, and volunteerism. Kudos to our Gloucester community, city government, and Generous Gardeners. For more information about America in Bloom, please visit https:www.americainbloom.org.

Volunteer Drivers Needed!

Cape Ann Community

SeniorCare’s Volunteer Medical Transportation Program needs Volunteer Drivers in Beverly, Gloucester, Rockport and Topsfield to drive elders who live in your community to and from their out-of-town essential medical appointments. Appointments occur during the day, Monday-Friday typically between 8am – 4pm. Commitment is flexible – you let us know when you are available. COVID Safety Protocols are in place and training is provided. Please contact SeniorCare to learn about how you can sign up and get started with helping elders in your community. RSVP@Seniorcareinc.org or 978-281-1750 x568

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