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Breaking an old habit
Wednesday, March 26, 2014      6 comments

Lets say that for the past two days you manage to break a habit and knocked it out of your path to the curb. Pretend that you are driving a police car. That old habit is standing on the curb waiting to try and cross in front of other drivers... Read more
Carb-cycling/exercise program:exercise routines
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      4 comments

My last blog introduced the carb cycling nutrition portion of Shaun Hadsall's program and I left the exercise portion for a later blog. This blog serves as an introduction to the exercise program that goes along with it. Beginning on Friday, I... Read more
Carb cycling/exercise program:nutrition
Sunday, March 23, 2014      7 comments

Shaun Hadsall has a 14 day strategic weight-loss plan with carb-depletion diet & cardio days 1,3,5, 8,10,12; carb-included diet & body-weight or resistance-training days 2,4,6, 9,11,13 and "Cheat" days 7,14; after which, you follow a 8 week carb... Read more
My trip to Vietnam
Thursday, March 13, 2014      8 comments

I am taking risperidone to control my schizophrenia but still have a few problems (like to stay in my comfort zone) and am not much of an outgoing type of an individual. I did get up the courage to take a trip to Vietnam last month so my wife co... Read more
If you are lacking the energy
Sunday, March 02, 2014      11 comments

Sometimes I felt as though I didn't have the energy to do a project that needed doing and I ended up doing other things instead. Maria Gracia, author of "Finally Organized, Finally Free for the Home", devotes a whole chapter of her book to res... Read more
About my mountion lion profile image
Wednesday, February 05, 2014      12 comments

I have gotten a couple of inquiries re the mountain lion picture used as my profile image. This picture was taken by my brother-in-law through the picture window of his study in March 2008 (about 6 months after retiring and moving to a moun... Read more
Choose your positive fantasy
Friday, January 31, 2014      4 comments

Everyone (or almost everyone for those who are in denial) reaches a point where they find that their sense of reality differed from what was real in some way. lt seems to me that we all have had our fantasies. Researchers have found that peo... Read more
Benefits of a tickler file for organization
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      9 comments

I became aware of the tickler file with office work and find that it has use with managing every day chores at home as well. For those unaware of a tickler file, it is basically a leter size file with 43 folders, 31 numbered from 1-31 for the ... Read more
Make next action (not to do) lists
Sunday, January 19, 2014      7 comments

My thought for the week of 1/19 I have been adapting to my new file system and enjoy it. I have a Excel calendar where one page is an event table table which lists daily events by date, time, event, and notes; and, another page is a day planne... Read more
Take time to brainstorm goals
Friday, January 17, 2014      5 comments

The flush valve in my toilet had been leaking for quite some time; last week it got more noticeable triggering the fill valve every half hour. My wife got a new flapper for the flush valve and I installed it. However, that did not solve the pr... Read more
Do actions now
Sunday, January 05, 2014      11 comments

My thought for the week of 1/5 1) Create a lists of specific action steps that will complete the unfinished business (which was written down by last weeks task or came to your mind since then) sorted under, for instance, a. phone calls to m... Read more
Status of weekly goals 1/3/14
Friday, January 03, 2014      7 comments

1/3/2014 1) Be present for family and friends: Talked to 4 daughters over the phone and mailed a birthday card to a grandson. 2) Become a US history bluff: Now intend to finish reading Martin Luther King's autobiography by 1/13/14 3) Wr... Read more
Move mental goals in writen actions
Sunday, December 29, 2013      6 comments

My thought for the week of 12/29 1) Take some time to write down the things that can be called unfinished business that have troubled you the past year: e.g., a disagreement with someone, a broken piece of furniture or leaky faucet that needs ... Read more
Impulse or Not
Sunday, December 22, 2013      5 comments

Life is sometimes a struggle between living for today (to follow your impulse) and living for tomorrow (acting for the future good). Margaret Moore, author of "Organize your Mind, Organize your Life lays out steps to control your impulses. 1) ... Read more
My coming 5K and other goals
Wednesday, December 11, 2013      8 comments

Today I jogged/walked for an hour but took it easy as I am doing the Sleigh-bell 5K with my daughter and her twin daughters Saturday, Dec. 14. I am trying to pick up the habit of making a to do list and fitting time on the next days calendar ... Read more

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