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My new tracking calendar.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

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First, I would like to let everyone know that my cold is finally going away. I was able to run a bit over 6 miles last evening, stopping only twice to cough. And it was not a doubled over hacking cough.
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I get a lot of calendars every year from various charities I either contribute to, or once may have contributed to. Most of them are thrown away. This year, in line with my resolutions, I am keeping my Nature Conservancy in my office and marking dates with the following letters: A, C, M and S. Some of these may be easy to guess but here is the code:

emoticon A is for alcohol-free days. At least 1 per week.

emoticon C is for Chinese Buffet trips. I would like to go once a week for lunch but that will keep my weight too high. I am surprised (slightly) that there is no Emoticon for the Chinese flag or any Chinese food symbol, perhaps chopsticks. This tea is not even in the proper cup.

emoticon M is for muffins and since Spark says a muffin is a cupcake with its hat removed, this will do. I resolved to eat fewer muffins in 2013. 3 a week would be fewer but I'm shooting for maybe 1 a week.

emoticon S is for Strength training. Twice a week. So far, so good.

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CATHOLICCORGI 1/22/2013 8:37AM

    This is a great idea! You ARE SPARKing! emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 1/10/2013 7:26AM

    Good plan.

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JSTETSER 1/10/2013 5:48AM

    I might use the A and the M.
Thanks for the ideas!
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HEALTHIERKEN 1/10/2013 1:23AM

    Cool idea. Keep those A's, C's, M's low and those S's high!
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RUN4FOOD 1/9/2013 9:22PM

    Sounds like a good idea. Hope this works for you.

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GREENGENES 1/9/2013 9:12PM

    The calendar idea sounds fun.

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IONA72 1/9/2013 5:52PM

    I know how you feel with the cold, mine is lasting far too long.
I like your plan, reducing alcohol and muffins is a struggle I can identify with!
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