Offensive Thinking

Brain tumors suck. Hi, I'm Patrick btw. This is my cancer blog. My "normal" stuff is over here.

New Layout

As you can see, I had some fun with Bootstrap and redesigned the blog layout. There are still some things I’d like to change, but I wanted to have this up as soon as possible. I will also try to blog more frequently in the future. Let’s see how that works out…

About Habits and Routines

HabitBull Screenshot

I cannot remember exactly when my interest in habit building was sparked initially, but I guess it was a process that slowly evolved after I first started to use the Getting Things Done (GTD) method in my life. I definitely developed an interest in how to build sustainable habits when I started my bodyweight exercises journey.

There’s a lot to be said about habit and routine building, but as other have already put a lot of effort into describing how to build habits, I will not repeat everything in this post. Let me just reiterate the most important points:


Meditation And Mindfulness

Meditating in Nature is Great

Here I am, up since 5am (to be fair though, I usually get up at 5:15). My daughter happily sits on my lap, trying to mash on the keyboard, hitting random keys and potentially destroying what I just wrote. She’s been up since about 4am, so I didn’t really sleep since then, and she insisted on getting up with me instead of staying in bed a bit longer. But I remain calm. Update: This was written on February 23rd, not today when I uploaded the final blog post.


On Working Out

My rings setup on vacation in Canada. I wish I had that view at home...

Happy holidays everyone! It is pure coincidence that this became a Christmas post though. My first blog post about my training regimen was back in 2013, please read it if you haven’t already. Since then, a couple of things have changed.

First of all, my weight. I peaked at about 82kg (180.7lbs) and am now at a still healthy 77.6kg (171lbs), with the goal to get up to 80kg (176.3lbs) again. At a height of 189cm (6’2"), 77.6kg make a BMI of 21.8. Weighting between 71kg and 91kg (156.5lbs — 200.6lbs) is considered normal for me. My lowest weight, after my first surgery, was 62kg (136.6lbs), with a BMI of 17.4. With a BMI under 20, you are considered to be underweight. Let’s see where I land after the holidays :).


Patrick Meets Patric

Please excuse the potato quality, it was already late and this was shot with my Nexus 5 and not a real camera.

A couple of days ago, I finally met Patric, another brain tumor patient. I contacted him after I heard his WRINT podcast episode about being diagnosed with a Glioblastoma. Remember, back in 2013, I also did a WRINT podcast about my brain tumor.