Creature of Habit

Quick catch up –

As I seem to enjoy doing everything obsessively and excessively, nearly one year ago I made a decision to floss my teeth after every meal. Honestly, it wasn’t to ensure oral hygiene but a test to find out if it really makes a difference. I understand I had no true scientific parameters – control group, etc. – but I did it my way anyway. At my last exam approximately 6 months ago, the dental hygienist assured me she could tell a huge difference. This week I have another dentist appt so we’ll see. You can always find out where I am or have been by the floss that follows me. There are no less than 2 floss packages everywhere I go.

3 years doing what I love! Cookies! But, really, I love writing so much. I wish this was my job. For now, though, this is a hobby and I’ll keep writing as long as you keep reading!

Another example of obsessive and excessive – the run streak! Runner’s World hosts a run streak challenge each year immediately after Memorial Day and through July 4th. Since I’m a sucker for a good month of punishment, ta-da. Allow me to take it one step further. I’m mentally committed to running daily until August. It’s just a fun (my fun) way of filling the days until mini returns. So far, so good. Again, because I will never get tired of sharing this, the previous physical therapy sessions are my saving grace. My knee, hamstrings, and entire body feel incredibly strong. What a difference strength, flexibility, and mobility training can have when you’re expecting your body to “perform” every single day.

I’ll leave you with the above image. After posting it, I received some interesting feedback. The best was from my friend Jason who stated he thought my underwear were around my knees and I was peeing in the driveway. Other comments were unsure exactly what I was doing but it also looked questionable, as well as the thought maybe I was praying or having a moment of silence. To be clear, this is one of my many exercise bands I use for hip and knee strengthening. They’re amazing.

No word yet on what the neighbors might have been thinking. Hopefully everyone was still asleep.


I ask you –

How long have you been blogging?

In what areas of your life are you obsessive and excessive?

Floss – yay or nay?

12 thoughts on “Creature of Habit

  1. Congrats on your blogaversary!
    Haha! 😄😄😄 I knew what you were doing in the picture but I have no doubt you got some interesting comments about that.
    Next year will be my official 10 years in the blogging world and I have no plans of leaving soon. 🙂
    I think I’m obsessive in my hobbies and am often buy excessively to fulfill my obsessions. 😁
    Floss – nay 👎 never learned and it’s easier with a dental pick.


  2. Congrats on 3 years!

    I don’t floss consistently and now my dentist recommended me those electric toothbrush and water spray flosser. Fun and expensive toys! Will see they will say on my next visit.

    The run streak card looks like a lotto ticket to me. I wish I could do a streak like that. No comment on your knee band pic. I had to look again


  3. 6.5 years. Mostly in 2016 and 2017. I never had any motivation to write prior to 2016. I started blogging to keep my mind occupied during an unemployment run.

    I’m not obsessed with anything. I’m rather boring.

    Flossing sounds great. I should do it more often. My teeth aren’t trash, but they’re typical for someone at age 46.

    I ran Saturday night when it was cooler. First time in 7 days. My other runs this year were either 2.1 miles, 2.3., and one 3.1 mile run.

    I ran 5.2 miles. I stopped because it was dark. I probably could have gone 6 or 7. It was strange.


  4. I have been blogging for a year and a half! I’m obsessive about just about everything, and within the last year I have suddenly developed the habit of flossing once a day. Not sure how that happened, but I’ll take it. Oh, and I’m not a runner any more, but I knew exactly what you were up to!


  5. I have been blogging for over a year- but am just now making it a ‘real’ thing. I have been on my running/walking streak for 4 days now. I am feeling like my knees cannot support my weight- does that change soon?


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