Slow and Steady

Mar 17

Slow and Steady

My modus operandi seems to be dive in full force, flail, suck water, and then crawl up on the shore to recover.  Over and over again.  I’m in a hurry, All. The. Time.  I love the idea of swimming across the water, but I rarely get more than a few feet from the shore before I crash and burn.  I flail instead of swim, expending huge amounts of stressful...

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Eating Elephants; or The Practice of Habits

Mar 07

Eating Elephants; or The Practice of Habits

How to use small, piggy-backed habits to transform your life.

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What’s this all about, anyway?

Mar 02

What’s this all about, anyway?

Day five of the seven day blogging challenge asks me to share the reason for this blog, and a bit about what I’m hoping to achieve. This blog started way back in 2007 as a way to track and share some experiments I was doing with walking, walking meditation, and also finding ways to get out of my box.  It then tracked my marathon training and some life...

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Stumbling Forward

Feb 03

Stumbling Forward

This has been a wild ride!  LOL! Though in spite of my stumbles I have to say that my Habit System seems to be working for the most part. I succeed more than I fail, but one failure puts me back at zero, so that’s frustrating. However, desperately not wanting to get that zero is keeping me on track most days, so I guess it’s a tradeoff! So, the issues...

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I fall down, I get up

Jan 20

I fall down, I get up

Well, this past week was a bit of a mess.  I got royally screwed up with my sleep, and when I don’t sleep, I don’t function.  So, we made some changes.  No polyphasic for me at this time – I need to adjust to that when I don’t have a million things going on.  Also, I struggle on weekends to keep up because I don’t have the same kind...

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Hey, It’s Working!

Jan 13

Hey, It’s Working!

Well, I’ve been at this habit thing for about 5 weeks now, and I’m actually quite thrilled with the results.  I’ve had a bit of a weird weekend, which I’ll get in to in a bit, and I missed two habits on the weekend, but otherwise, I’m doing really, really well – and I’ve lost 8 lbs since Christmas, which makes me very, very,...

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