Saturday, December 29, 2012
New year is coming up and it is a great time to sum up the past and make plans for the coming.
A year ago I undertook to blog every day 2012. I did not succeed completely but I did not fall off the wagon and stopped either I continued although I can see that after the first slip in march I got more and more careless about doing it, april was again "perfect" but after that I have missed 1-9 days every month (9 is december, november was 7 and the rest has been 1-4) Totally I have blogged 337 days (two days two times but I will not count them as it was supposed to be every day, not 366 blogs) As february had one extra day I did not blog 29 days (I am assuming that I will blog 30&31 december...) the longest time in a row without blogging has been two days.
Imagine that I had managed the same project with calories - engaged in eating not more than 2 000 cal a day, which would give me a "win" of at least 500 cal a day.
AND the "fail" days would mean...letīs say that I really pigged out with 4000 cal a day those days.
Doing the math = +1500 x 29 days = 43 500 /7000 (one kilo) is 6,2 kilos heavier
500 x 337 days = 168 500/7000 is - 24 kilos .
24 - 6,2 = 17,8 kilos less... HAD I managed to do the same with food as I did with blogging. Which I did not but it certainly gave me ideas for 2013. I have proved to myself that I can stick fairly good to something, the slack of november and december is a bit negative, had I done this math before I would have been more eager to keep up.
What more did I achieve?
I exercised at least 30 minutes a day a lot, I will not take the effort to try and track back the exact minutes but I do think I need to write it every day the upcoming year. The bad thing about me tracking is that I tend to obsess too much if I start to pinpoint thingt too much. Still I do need some "proof" of what I have done, if I just decide that "today was ok" I feel like a cheater as I have no confidence in my own judgement without numbers to back up my opinion.
I have slacked with exercise the two last months too, the snow and my bad feet has prevented me from walking with doggy and I cannot bike. ST has been low, I do have a problem with logistics there, have to figure that out, the problem is that I need to be out of the locker rooms at the gym (shared with indoor swimming arena) by nine in the morning because then the school kids arrive and I have to accept that I have a really hard time to endure their noice and staring (fat, onebreasted ladies gets stared at!) Doggy and sparking prevents me from getting there earlier - it will be better when the light comes back after new year, right now the dawn does not break until 8.30 and doggy could of course get a short walk in the dark but I have a hard time to do that... another problem is that the gym will be crowded after newyear, everybody starts over then...
Anything more I have done right? I almost forgot one very important that I thought of this morning - I have learned how to hoop! That happened in january 2012 and although I have not progressed as much as I could have done I have progressed, I can do the vortex and I have hooped for 30 minutes without dropping the hoop and I have learned how to hoop in the other direction, do the vortex - and I firehooped on my birthday party!
I conquered my fear of being pretentious and created my 60th birthday party for myself, thinking that if I had fun, everybody else would too.
On the negative side:
I am still not happy about the way I conduct my job, I think I am too lazy.
I did not lose weight
My feet are really getting bad, I think it is essential that I lose weight otherwise I will probably not be able to walk at all at the end of 2013.
I did not save any money.
This blog has been about the past. The two blogs left for 2012 will be about the future.
And as a report for yesterday, I managed to organize another shelf in my "big" store room, that feels great. It is a little discouraging that this organisation does not really make any difference of how my home appears, it is "just" me knowing that I can find things easier. I also know how fragile the result of all that work (spent four hours yesterday) is - one stressed search will ruin it...
I will spend some hours today to but the most urgent activity right now is sow shovelling... it is getting warm and it will be very heavy snow soon... but I better get it shovelled before it freezes again because if it does it will be dangerously slippery!