Can Goal Setting be a bad thing?

I’m still working my way through The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman. And just finished the chapter “Goal Crazy”.  Burkeman suggests that we have an unhealthy focus on goal setting.  He suggests that the dark side of goal setting can lead to destructive behaviours and even death. He makes reference to the 1996 disaster at Mount…

Miracle Morning Revisited

It’s been over two years since I started doing the Miracle Morning.  I’m still not crazy about the name.  But I can’t deny the effectiveness of Hal Elrod’s idea:  Get up early and start doing your Life SAVERS.  Silence/Meditation Affirmations Visualization Exercise Reading Scripting/Journaling I’m still doing the MM every day.  Or mostly every day. …

30 Days of Shipping

When the pandemic started, I thought it would be a good opportunity to get things done.  Like working on my playwriting or blog posts.  Being stuck in my home should have removed all the distractions, right?  I should have been able to focus on my goals, right? Wrong. Like most people, my Resistance and procrastination…

April Mile Marker

I finally feel like I’m getting back on track towards my Marathon Weight! My average weight for April was 186.2lbs. Down three pounds from my March average. Yay! What changed this month? I didn’t do as many multi-day fasts as I did in March or February. But I did two 41-hour fasts. One at the…

Lessons from my 58th year

I turned 58 a few weeks ago.  I was a bit late to the Pandemic Birthday Celebration Club.  But at this point, it looks like we’ve all become members.  Another year zoomed by.  So what did I learn in my previous year? Last year I obsessed about the Covid pandemic, like everyone else.  But there…

February’s Mile Marker

February proved to be a more difficult month than I expected. My February weight was 188.7lbs, which is only down 0.2lbs from January’s weight. And I had to throw in a couple of multi-day fasts to get down to that average. What happened? I had a game plan after January’s experience… but I didn’t follow…

January’s Mile Marker

My weight went up a few pounds in January. My average weight was 188.9lbs. Up from December’s 186.0lbs. There was a lot of holiday eating going past the holiday season. We didn’t have our family over like usual, so Deb and I ate more treats than usual. And a part of it was my over-reliance…