Category Archives: Behavior Modification

Anti-Perspirant

Arriving home last night, I was annoyed to find the shared recycle bin too crammed. As if my time should weekly be employed collapsing neighbors’ refuse! I’ll be damned, I muttered, but converted that within to smiling at the mindlessness … Continue reading

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Recordkeeping

I changed my voicemail greeting every day. It centered me, and let my callers know if I was likely to be reached that way, until last year. I bid the custom go, retiring. Still, I kept a calendar on paper: … Continue reading

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The Reason Not

I could have set the cheesecake to defrost at 8 p.m. and tasted it by 9: 15, but that would mean I would have lost the benefit of buffering its fine- milled carbohydrate with protective fat. A cheesecake’s best preceded … Continue reading

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Count Your Calories

I spent two bits in 1968, to buy a little book put out by Dell. Its title – Count Your Calories – was great: the pamphlet matched my purpose very well. I’d dieted four years and added more than I … Continue reading

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Instructions

The renegade conformist sheepishly insists the application must be typed. He says they won’t accept facsimile because it isn’t doubled, folded, striped the same. “Impeccable,” the man demands, who seldom notes appearances. “It must be typed, in ink, just so.” … Continue reading

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Room Temperature

Progressing with deletion for two years, deriving only added good from less, concluding fats are better than my fears, and feeling strong’s addictive, I confess I hadn’t thought of adding stuff instead. I knew I understood the regimen. So I … Continue reading

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Dietribe

Imagine zero carbohydrate meals… I couldn’t eat so easily; the seeds and nuts, the beans and berries – these appeal ahead of meat. My satisfaction feeds on salad, almost every afternoon. I don’t adore fried chicken, want a steak, but … Continue reading

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