Mid-June

I am concerned about my physical health/fitness and whether I can improve it enough to enjoy an intense two-week research jaunt next summer.  I have less stamina and more arthritis, aches and pains (unsteady left knee, current left heel bursa problem, and the carpal tunnel with right hand and arm that does not like sitting in most chairs) and general misgivings.   I have not been successful in increasing my walking but have done some gardening and other physical chores.  Unless I can influence my penchant for sitting, reading, computer work and play, and other non-physical activities and modify my […]

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2017-06-14

Money and Discipline

Yesterday I wrote about habit and trying to make walking more a part of my lifestyle.  I was going to go check out dinner last night and cocktails 🙂 but did not and felt a little bad, gave the excuse that I would start today, etc.   Today though I am working on another aspect of my lifestyle, involving money and reining in my creative/imaginative, oh-look,-a-chicken. . .buy-it, response, especially regarding Amazon purchases.  Last week I instigated a daily expense sheet and a notebook journal sort of thing where I write down my ideas and then, on a money sheet, […]

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2017-06-03

Physical Fitness, Stage 1

There are two issues with my physical fitness:  (1) I have no stamina and, (2) I have no enthusiasm for working consistently on reducing my weight and increasing my physical fitness or stamina.  The trip, as motivation, is not enough to help me.  I will have to work on habit without the help of motivation to see if I can help with this personal impasse.   I will create a new fitness chore and try to lump it with other chores such as doing laundry, dishes, making the bed and putting away clothing, straightening up, doing unpleasant paperwork, caring for […]

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2017-06-02

Trip Countdown

There are three components to my July/August 2018 trip to England:   (1) My physical fitness (2) Literal plans and schedules (3) Behind the scenes support work   This space will document  preparations for the trip.

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2017-06-02