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December Report

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I'm very late writing this, but hey at least I got it done!


NUTRITION

emoticon I tracked my food every day this month, for I believe about the sixth month in a row. I can safely say this has become habit!

emoticon I stayed within my caloric range 22/31 days this month!


FITNESS

emoticon I logged in 1755 fitness minutes. I didn't quite reach my goal of 2000 minutes but given the busy nature of the month I think I did okay!

emoticon I did cardio 30/31 days this month.

emoticon I did strength training 3/31 days, which leaves room for improvement.

emoticonIn other exciting fitness news, today we got a rowing machine! I've never used one before but it actually looks like fun!


WEIGHT AND MEASUREMENTS

emoticon I did not gain any weight during the holidays! . . . This might be a little misleading, because I did spend a few days this month eating way more than I was supposed to and if justice were served I would have finished the holidays around 157. But a little friendly help in the form of a stomach virus came and undid all my would-have-been lardy gain, so I maintained. I finished the year averaging 154.


OTHER DECEMBER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

emoticon Ever since I created a table showing my income and my expenses, I have spent my money much more wisely. I did not go overboard for the holidays or even with the after-holiday sales!

emoticon I read Jane Eyre and A Game of Thrones, the first of the "A Song of Fire and Ice" series. Each were about 800 pages.

emoticon I wrote 3 blogs of an intended 10. It's better than 0 but still not a number I'm proud of.

emoticon I had a fantastic Christmas and New Year's with friends and family! That's not really an accomplishment, but it was still the highlight of the month!


DIRECTION FOR JANUARY

emoticon Write 9 blogs, meaning 7 to go in 11 days. Something to shoot for, eh? And I still have to ...

emoticon Publish my resolutions so I can't wriggle out from under them.

emoticon Write 1 Orient Express blog.

emoticon Write 3 new chapters in the novel.

emoticon Empty 3 boxes this month.

emoticon Do 8-12 strength training sessions this month.

emoticon Do a minimum of 16 cardio sessions this month, an average of 4 per week.

emoticon Take measurements once this month so I know where I stand at the start of the year.

emoticon Reach or pass 153 by February!
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PINKBEANBOO 1/23/2013 12:26PM

    Hey, if you are going to get sick & live through it, you deserve to count the weight loss!

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LEARNINGWITHLIZ 1/21/2013 10:38AM

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JULIAMOONCHILD 1/20/2013 7:50PM

    Great Job, Captain!
Hey, I really like how you listed everything. One thing especially stood out to me as a much better way that I could and should look at my own program. When you listed that you stayed within your calorie range 22/31 days, I thought; Wow, that leaves a person feeling a hell of lot more positive about what they actually are accomplishing here than the way I had been looking at my own, not always 100% PERFECT, progress. You see, if I had stayed within my calorie range for 30 days and then ONE lousy day went over my calorie range, like on the 31st of the month, I would have looked at it as ......."failed at this, might as well just binge now and start over next month or next year or whenever". Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!!

Now, I know you've shown us your reports before, so I wonder why it suddenly stood out to me now .... AND..... why the heck it took me sooooooo long to see something so profoundly good for my own psychological outlook.

You've done a number on my brain - A good one1
Thanks!!! emoticon emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 1/20/2013 5:57PM

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HKARLSSON 1/20/2013 10:26AM

    Yes, more Orient Express! Those are such fun! :D

Good luck on meeting your goals this month. You can do it!
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CARRIE1948 1/20/2013 8:20AM

    I love that you have reading goals

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SKMINNY 1/20/2013 7:43AM

    I loved Jane Eyre! I am in between books right now and definitely miss reading as its my main hobby. great idea on posting done things and going to do things. My mile post is that i can touch the floor flat handed , started out that i couldn't touch my toes!

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GEOPUNGUIN 1/20/2013 12:26AM

    So how did you like Jane Eyre. It is still my favorite of the sisters' works.

Good job kiddo!!!

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