Procrastinators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from chronic procrastination.

Wednesday 13th November 2013

fudoshin: 11.13.2013 action list

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


* pick up laundry from laundromat

* fold clothes from laundry

* run 2 min/walk 2 min. X 7 + run 2 min.

* eat dinner

* brush teeth, floss, use listerine, periodontic brush 

fudoshin: 42 days of exercise: day 39

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, stationary biking, biking, dance class, aerobic class, yoga, karate (or other martial arts).  My ultimate goal is to run a second marathon. In order to do that I need to being able to run for 30 minutes again.  My goal is to complete the running plan by doing it as a 28-week plan, which is a slower version of the eight-week Rodale run/walk plan. I'm going to shoot for doing one unit of the running plan per day, so that I can make some progress in my running plan. But all I have to do for my commitment is one half-hour of exercise per day, of any format above. I am doing this because:

  1. I want to be able to wear the clothes in my closet. I don't want to have to be choosey, only wearing the extra-large shirts or things that don't look great on me, b/c of how I feel about my body.
  2. I'm sick of feeling sorry for myself that almost no one asks me out on a date; I'm sick of attributing that circumstance to my appearance. It's not about my appearance.
  3. I don't want to be the “ugly one” in the photographs at work. I want to take pride in the way I look and have the means to do that via the clothes I wear.
  4. I feel that running or exercise will give me the strength I need to show up to other commitments in my life. Challenges in the running sphere require me to meet other priorities in my life so that I can exercise unimpeded and feel good that my investment in myself is going somewhere.
  5. I want to feel good about myself when I go outside or meet people.
  6. 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. Being accountable to others by making a commitment here, helps me to be accountable to myself. Making a commitment here, helps me to have the faith in myself that at some point in the day the exercise will get done.
  7. Practicing being on time for this commitment will assist me in being on time for other appointments, projects or time-sensitive communications in my life. Running is a practice in self-accountability.
  8. Running or jogging helps 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. Exercise helps me to avoid feelings of not being adequate, because I have confidence in myself as a person interacting with co-workers, managers and figures of authority.
  11. Exercise helps me focus on what's most important to me in the moment and helps me avoid unncessary or counter-productive confrontations or interactions.
  12. Exercise makes everything tighter, which makes me feel more comfortable with myself, helps me to be able to live with myself.




 I notice I procrastinate on excercise, just to procrastinate on running, but I notice if I do it earlier, get enough fluid ahead of time, get enough food as fuel, it really helps.  Also, if I stick to the running program, it's easier to keep on jogging, rather than to go back to it, after week off.  Only by running, does running get easier, and it really helps me to feel comfortable with myself and my body.

Vic 11/13/13 ck in

Maint. basics, exer, plan, ft

goodl starter jalla, baby steps add uo.

marcelor Wednesday

email R and D

Write question and send

Start re-working chapter - outline first


11.13.13 Babarino CI

prep for bd meeting



3 things

finish K book

email (done)

2 classes (done)

hours (


KF Check in Weds 13th Nov 10:40

Today I have already


  • Had breakfast
  • Had a shower
  • Written a to do list
Today I will: 
  • P - do Exp done 2 poms plus half
  • Put washing on
  • P - other work no other work, done skype call
  • W SA return
  • Dry washing
  • Get bins in
  • Email SD re: ID and Invoice
  • Assignment
  • Polish Boots
  • Sort Bag for Thurs
  • Plan Travel for Thurs
  • Plan outfit for thurs
  • Plan for what I need to do in the next few months
  • Put away washing up started
  • Lunch


  • reply to C
  • reply to L
  • laundry
  • sort table
  • clear out tv stand
  • docs
  • dvds
  • boxes
  • small table
  • kitchen cupboards
  • more laundry
  • linen cupboard
  • get ready
  • rubblish out
  • contact k re v
  • change appt C tro M
  • printers
  • look diary
  • call a
  • call d
  • sort bedroom 1
  • clean out closets
  • edit document
  • email document to d, v , m
  • rest 
  • rehab excercises
  • HIO

Rexroth Check In 07.59

Thank you for the starting image jalla. I know if I am gentle with myself I get more done and yet it is so hard to do. Woke and better but still tired and so very much to do.

x Up prayer and reflection
x Check emails and posts
x Make and post this list
x Rinse and hang up washing
x Prepare stuff for going out
x Out to shops to look at washing machines
x Onto new flat and check things there
x Home and relax for a bit
Contact agents and builders re new flat

Then if energy and I'm not sure I will have:-

Letter to HOS
Letter and enclosures to counselling service
Letter to bank
Letter and enclosures to second bank

x Write journal
Prayer and reflection
Bed and sleep

Check out 22.10 When I got home friend came round and I spent rather a long time with him and did not get much else done and I was glad to see him.

Peace Rexroth

My Day Today

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

I want to thank jalla for starting this trend.

Things I will do today

1. Go to the 5:55 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

2. Go to the 6:45 a.m. telephone OA meeting

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

4. Cook and eat breakfast

5. Go to the 8:30 a.m. telephone UA meeting

6. Go to the 9 a.m. telephone ACA meeting

7. Go to the 9:45 a.m. telephone CLA activity line

8. Go to the 10 a.m. telephone UA meeting

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

10. Take shower

12. Prayer and meditation morning and evening

13. Go to the 12 noon telephone Al-Anon meeting

14. Go to the 1:30 p.m. telephone UA meeting

15. Warm up dinner

16. Go to the 3 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

17. Fix dinner

18. Get dressed

19. Go to work at 5:30 p.m.

20. Go to the 9 p.m. online EA meeting

21. Go to the 9:30 p.m. telephone CLA meeting

Thanks for letting me share

Innertruth's check-in for Wednesday, November 13

  1. Email Elena
  2. Thank you JM re ESL Skype
  3. Review 2007 & 2009 taxes
  4. Print 2010 tax return forms & start return
  5. Call TESL Ontario re volunteer opportunities
  6. Apply to ESL Russia
  7. Make membership phone calls
  8. Wash dishes
  9. Recycle 2 batches of newspapers
  10. Call MO 

Mole's check in

Thank you thank you jalla - for giving me permission to be gentle.

I faffed this morning, got sucked into internet. Used to have a really clear ritual which barred the internet til lunch time. I have slowly been undermining the ritual and am now back into old habits. It happens most often when I am tired, when a decision feels too hard... It is definitely an addiction, and ’just a quick look at the internet' is never just that, nor is it EVER more important or urgent than the task l am trying to do.

ate healthy lunch

now about to walk to the city. Fresh air will be good, rain and wind will blow and wash out the self-disgust. Buy veggies on the way.

But first quick review for S - should have done this hours ago

in town check out card for W and pres.

Pick up book from F . If time write to P there

3 appt w S

could do book and P afterwards.

get cough mixture from G 

bus home

put food away

eat healthy meal



check in

BED BY 11 - earlier would be better 


thought of and put up sign at cafe

ate healthily, walked. 


i've said enough about this morning. Need to get into putting internet to sleep ritual and starting on time habit. But also, if i need rest, to stop early and have a nap. 


S's thoughtful ear and treatment, bumping into R and M at  E, bumping into G at the bus-stop, the lovely young chemist, the punctual bus, the cool weather, m's smiley, my strange dream, the peonies, jalla, the bath that awaits me right now.