I’m hesitant to say this is my final post on my Ritalin experiment, but unless something drastic changes, I expect it will be quite a while before I write more on the topic. For those that missed the earlier posts, here are links to the ones for week 1, week 2, week 3, and week [...]
If you’re new to this series and want to start from the beginning or you want to catch up on any updates you might have missed, here are links to my updates on my first, second, and third weeks on Ritalin.
Generally speaking, this week’s experience was the same as previous weeks and I seem to [...]
If you haven’t already read them, you may want to begin with my posts about My First Week on Ritalin and My Second Week on Ritalin.
The big experiment for me this week was to try taking two pills in the morning—my doctor prescribed either one or two each morning. I did this for only two [...]
This is the follow-up post to last week’s post on my first week on Ritalin.
I was teaching a SharePoint Training Class in Chicago for most of this week. I feel like I’m on top of my game when I’m teaching, so the thought had occurred to me that maybe I shouldn’t take my “power pellets” [...]
I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. I find that for most people there isn’t a lot of resolve there and they quickly fail at their so-called “resolution”. I’m no exception to this.
However, I do set goals for things I would like to achieve over the course of the year. In recent years, I’ve fallen short [...]
I’ve always hated exercise. Even the words exercise and working out repulse me.
I’m not exactly sure why. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that while I excelled academically when I was in school, I didn’t excel in physical education nor on the playground nearly so much. Those words have always carried very [...]
Day 31? Perceptive readers are asking, “Don’t you mean Day 33?”
No. It’s actually Day 31. The truth is that I fell off the wagon back on what would have been Day 24 and Day 25.
On Sunday, August 12th, I taught Sunday School at church, so I decided to polish my lesson that morning instead of [...]
I now have a rather impressive string of 23 paper clips hanging next to my office door. It serves as a constant reminder of how far I’ve come–for 23 days days in a row I have walked for at least 45 minutes. Actually, I’ve walked for nearly an hour just about every day and many [...]
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 9 days since I’ve updated you on my walking habit and tracking it with a paper clip chain. I haven’t taken my walk for today, but it is a high-priority task for this evening after it cools down a little. I didn’t get to walk in the cool [...]
Since I haven’t posted in three days, you probably thought that I really had fallen off the wagon. Nothing could be further from the truth. The past few days have been quite busy and I had more important things to do than to blog about about my progress. I don’t feel like I need to [...]