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I don't like feeling "made" to do something, even good stuff

Monday, January 09, 2012      14 comments

Pretty much exactly what the title says. I'm horribly independent. As a 6-year-old, I was shown the way I could walk to school. I walked a different way so that I did not have to put up with crossing guards telling me when I could cross.... Read more

Squirrels on fences, burning leaves, and other randomity

Sunday, January 08, 2012      7 comments

Weird blog title, I know. Starting with squirrels on fences - this actually happened last weekend, when I was doing my walking on the trail for my fitness testing. Somewhere around the 3/4 mile marker, a squirrel ahead of me hopped up onto... Read more

Lifestyle Change is NOT a politically correct term for a Diet

Friday, January 06, 2012      12 comments

This is one of the other blog thoughts that has been rattling around in my skull since late December. (I apologize in advance if anyone feels ďfatĒ is a mean term to use. I used it here because Iím trying to encompass everything from chubby on... Read more

Time to revisit those

Thursday, January 05, 2012      7 comments

Three of my goals in 2011 were not met. Two were my December goals and one was a "by Winter" goal. Amusingly, right about the time I was doing my review of my 2011 goals, I moved into the next strategy of Stage 3 - You Can Overcome Setbacks wi... Read more

Importance and Urgency

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      4 comments

So, briefly mentioned in the prior blog on Time Management was Stephen R. Covey and his "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People". http://www.amazon.com/Ha
bits-Highly-Effective-Peop
le/dp/0671708635 Anyone who has read t... Read more

A Parable on Time Management

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      6 comments

Many of you may have heard a version of this parable in the past. I think the one I first heard described a professor using a fish tank in his classroom for the demonstration. ++++++++++++++++++ He put in big rocks (small enough to ... Read more

We are Creatures of Habit

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      9 comments

Obviously not entirely. We do many things throughout the day that are not driven by habit. But the sheer number of things that ARE dictated by habit is not something we notice, and with good reason. Habits are our bodies way of doing things f... Read more

A brief wander down memory lane

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      10 comments

In some ways I'm pretty lucky. I've moved around a decent amount in my life, but mostly been in the same metropolitan area. Mostly. I've apparently lived briefly in Alabama (was 2 or 3 at the time, I think) and New York (bleh, Brooklyn). ... Read more

It's All Me in 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012      8 comments

Starting off the new year with a look at where I am right now. Height = 5' 7.75" (67.75 inches) Weight = 221 pounds Body Fat % = 45% or 28.23% BMI = 33.85 BMR = 1737.375 Forehead = 23.75 inches Neck = 15 inches Shoulders = ... Read more

December and Winter goal review

Saturday, December 31, 2011      8 comments

== December Goals == 1) Weight stably at or below 225. - DONE - Hovering at 221.5 right now and haven't been over 223 this week, so all good. 2) Get wrist and ankle weights from storage - use them to add some resistance to ST. ... Read more

Building upon those Lazy Thoughts

Thursday, December 29, 2011      9 comments

Ever since I reread and posted that little 2.5-year old blog (in my previous blog), I've been re-reading it and thinking about something in my attitude there. I have always hated housework. As I say there, chores feel never-ending and devo... Read more

Fascinating look at my thoughts 2 years ago

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      10 comments

So, in joining up with a group on Google+ and working toward the goal of actively writing, I dug up an "old" wordpress blog account I created in mid-2009. I have no memory of writing this particular blog, and yet in some ways the ideas and thou... Read more

Learning to love ... ourself

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      12 comments

One of the three blog topics Iíve been thinking on has to do with the language of self-hate. Maybe hate is too strong a word, but Iíll let you decide that. Today I read is this quote from the Dalai Lama (Iíve mentioned before that I have h... Read more

The foolishness of staying up too late

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      9 comments

I actually have three different blog topics that have been running through my head for a few days now ... and there's no way my brain will let me write any tonight. My own fault. Was trying to get familiar with a little computer game I was pla... Read more

Zip, the day is almost done

Monday, December 26, 2011      4 comments

Today was pretty busy unexpectedly. I set off in the morning to attend the mass at which my daughter's youth choir was singing. It's a pleasure to get to listen to her in the group, even if I feel kind of odd man out in the pews. We left ... Read more


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