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Thursday 20th June 2013

fudoshin: 77 days of exercise: day 68

Please do not leave advice or feedback.  Thank you.  Prayers welcome.

The commitment is thirty minutes of exercise before midnight of any of
the following format: running, jogging, a combination of
running-walking-jogging, swimming, walking, attending a fitness class
(something that requires me to leave the house), stationary biking,
biking, dance class, aerobic class, yoga, karate (or other martial
arts).  I am not requiring myself to wear the running clothes, but on
days I have running in my schedule I would like to remind myself that by
doing the running, I am moving forward, and that it is the only way to
move forward in my schedule.  Also, everything is easier after I've
already acclimated my body to do it once or n times.  I am doing
this because:

  1. My main reason for continuing is that I want to move forward with my
    running/jogging plan.  I made some progress last week of running 2
    minutes, walking2 minutes, repeating that seven times, but I want to
    finish that week within a timely period and move on to running 2 minutes
    and walking 1 minute (times 10).  The ultimate goal is to be able to
    run/jog for 30 minutes.  I want to run a marathon at the end of this
    year or January of next.  (I have always wanted to run the Honolulu
    Marathon; I don't even know if this is something I can do, but I want to
    do it.)  I have year after year pledged to do a second marathon and
    have not, b/c I did not make headway on my running plan.
  2. I feel that running or exercise will force me to own up to other
    commitments in my life, because challenges in the running sphere force
    me to have other commitments in my life met so that I can exercise
    unimpeded and feel good that my investment in myself is going somewhere.
  3. I want to feel good about myself when I go outside, and
  4. I don't trust myself to exercise at the end of the day or at some point
    before midnight unless I make the commitment here to do it.  
  5. Being accountable to others by making a commitment here, helps me to be accountable to myself.
  6. The objective is to stick to the running plan by doing at least one
    training unit per day of the 28-week running plan I came up with, which
    is a slower version of the eight-week Rodale run/walk plan.  
  7. practicicing being on time with this commitment, will assist me in being on time in other areas.
  8. It will also help me to practice willpower for other activities that require energy.
  9. Exercise helps me to feel comfortable in what I am doing, b/c I am not
    constantly fidgeting at my desk or feeling like I SHOULD be
    running/swimming/walking or getting out in the sun or that I SHOULD have
    done those things last night.
  10. Exericse helps me to avoid feelings of not  being adequate, because I
    have confidence in myself as a person interacting with others.
  11. I want to build trust in myself by committing to something small that
    positively affects my whole life.  Since I'm making a promise here to do
    it, that's going to help me to keep my promise to myself so that I have
    faith in myself that at some point during the day I will exericse,
    instead of feeling like crap because I don't even trust myself to get to
    the gym or go on a walk.
  12. Exercise makes everything tighter, which makes me feel more comfortable
    with myself and helps me to be able to live with myself.
  13. I want to be able to wear the clothes in my closet, and throw out the ones that are not useful to me.


Probably going to walk again right now, so that I can get my exercise in, but I would like to run soon, been having this weird feverish thing passing.  Regardless I would like to go to the gym tomorrow.

Walked thirty minutes.

Vic 6/20/13

show up ( d

 one' exer, plan, follow through.

Innertruth's check-in

To do's

Noon - 1:30 pm

test speakers

Email Eric

Update ESL database

LI for ESL


1:30 - 2:30 - Skype meeting

2:30 - 4:00 - Go to work to check schedule

4:00 - 5:00 - Make phone calls and email Geoff

5:00 - 7:00 - send resume to WCC and other outstanding jobs

7:00 - 7:30 - dinner

7:30 - 9 - ESL contacts inc. LI

9 - 10 - Go for walk

10 - 12 - wash clothes for tomorrow + hand wash, do dishes. pack for tomorrow



Elvira's Thursday

  • run
  • church
  • post cards
  • buy stamps
  • finish Mo's hat
  • restart Wanda's
  • put clothes in wash
  • colour hair

Hypatia's check-in

I thought I had a nice calm paperwork afternoon, but now i'm feeling overwhelmed again.  Lets see how much of this I can get done.

  • reply to M
  • print B's typing
  • B's in-tray
  • print J's typing 
  • G reports
  • ask IT about 3di
  • HM - notes and phone call
  • check fro replies re complaint
  • in-tray
  • SEN reports


thursday 20 june 2013

people say motivation won't last. neither does bathing, that's why we recommend it daily

zig ziglar

cook dinner

tidy kitchen

put clothes away

food shopping/walk

pick up prescrption

PHONE save to site & DECIDE!

FINANCES ring j- check all bills

tidy bedroom

tidy living room

tidy bathroom

computer lesson


camera check

pack for tomorrow- taxi fare ready

KF check in thursday 20th June 12 noon

Thursdays are invariably the day when i get up late, get into the shower late, and just AM late. I have a late-night on a weds which I do not want to give up (social time with friends after a weekly activity) but it means I get in well after midnight, and the next day I am generally not good for much even if I manage to get the same amount of sleep.

Anyway, we must continue regardless. We can suceed in the face of distraction.

Today I have already: 

  • Had breakfast
  • Had a shower
  • Put some washing on
Today I will:
  • Be kind to myself. Encouragement and forgiveness is the only tonic against guilt and lethergy.
  • Finish coding LP purch docs ( 2 poms)
  • Submit for review (15 mins)
  • Enter purchase invs
  • Reply to LP (PW) email about bank transactions (15 mins) not needed
  • Review any other LP stuff I can do (2 poms)
  • Call re: Mum Hse ins (30 mins)
  • Email C re sol docs and let him know dropped off sellers form and ID (deeds next week) (5 mins)
  • Review purchases and Email/Call 3 people regarding missing invoices on W accounts. (30 mins)
  • HAVE LUNCH (45 mins)
  • Empty DW (5 mins)
  • Wash up (10 mins)
  • Dry washing (5 mins)

ms thursday (in which I draft this proposal)

I am down to the wire once again. but i can do this. getting this reaserch grant would change my life for the better. and it is doable.


  • show up
  • clear desk
  • get dressed
  • text r
  • work in bursts to make a terrible laugable version of the work (1,2,3,4)
  •  edit (tally)
  • aditional material as breaks (1,2)
  • NO TV
  • make advice call
i will feel relife when i send this proposal, but more importantly I will be working towards my future in a reaoned and achivable way. 


riddled's Thursday ToDos

get up 04:30
continue inventory kitchen cupboard: middle shelf
5 pages textbook D in train to work
(got stuck in some complicated topic)
look up the topic I got stuck in
5 pages textbook D in train from work
(read more, so I covered 10 pages today)
try to catch landlord about rental agreement
(met him, he has no time today and said he'd contact me again when he has, which suits me fine)
correct A.'s tranlation
finish inventory kitchen cupboard: middle shelf
start inventory kitchen cupboard: lower shelf

Oops - I had this titled "Friday ToDos" all Thursday long...

clement ci - day 222 attempting abstinence, 142 from self

Abstinence from unplanned time.

  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do impulsively is write something on my todo list.
  • The one thing, the only thing, i can do off plan is recovery, something to maintain my sobriety, when tempted. I have come to believe that it is more important to maintain sobriety than to get things done.
    • "15 Points" point 5 says:
      5. Develop and rehearse a daily plan of thinking and acting by which you will live that day relying on God, regardless of what may upset you or how hard the old urge to rely on self may hit you.

      My Plan is this:

      1. read "15 Points"
      2. Meditate for 5 min on the attributes of God

Abstinence from relying on self. AA Big Book says to rely on God. Quoted in my bookmarks : scroll down to "AA Big Book on fears : relying on God not self-reliance:"

start Instant Boss
v task
time log
quiet time
r task
s task
t task
11am pa phone mtg
sort tasks
*capture all * tasks here
j task
330 dr to shanty's
530 df inst
do tasks
put away clothes
pre-plan tmrw


THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR (everything i "did well" comes from god, either thru gifts he's given me or the way he's transformed me)

the touch of the master's hand:

fall down seven times, get up eight - japanese proverb


Thursday early morning

  • April
  • May enter data
  • journal
  • HIO
  • rest
  • readings
  • HIO
  • tidy
  • chemist
  • return email am
  • email c re appts
  • do up sheet for e 
  • drop p to m
  • journal
  • HIO
  • c appt
  • meet c and v
  • dinner
  • groceries
  • finish May
  • 12 look orig and b's
  • 11 look orig and b's
  • 10 look orig and b's 
  • get all extras ready to photocopy.
  • call v

My Day Today

I want to thank my Higher Power for this program, this website, the telephone and online meetings, and my life.

I want to thank jalla for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:45 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Take shower

3. Go to the 7 a.m. telephone DA meeting

4. Fix and eat breakfast

5. Get dressed

6. Go to group therapy at 9 a.m.

7. Go to the 11 a.m. telephone PA meeting

8. Go to the 12 noon telephone ACA meeting

9. Write an e-mail to my OA sponsor

10. Check my EA meditation

11. Get my hair fixed

12. Go to the 6:45 p.m. telephone OA meeting

13. Go to the 8 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

14. Go to the 9 p.m. telephone OA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Mole's check in

Thank you for your lovely message, dear jalla, and for the affirmative message in the thread starter .

7.30 cafe with D

delivery to T?

9-12 ash w poms - brainstorm

eat healthy meal

1.30 to 3 prov w project

walk to town - trousers, backpack, socks

Eum .. Muesli

5 St D? Perhaps  half hour

6.30 food van or Avalon?



check in

bed by 11 





 Worked on collating. 


Couldn't write. In a state of indecision again. Keep calm, ride it out  

look after arm better. 


T for secretly paying for coffee.

jalla for starting this thread

D for patience and ingenuity 

the spectra, specifically and the gift of MONA generally