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Those evasive resolutions for the year

I don't seem to have updated these since July, which although I can't quite believe, there's not a lot I can do about it now...

Anyway here they are today, as I don't think I'll have a chance to do them next weekend, what with NaNoWriMo and promos and stuff...


Health:

Water consumption (in litres):

Have pretty much failed abysmally here, I was keeping on track for a while but then it fell apart.

Weight loss (in kilos):
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4 / 6
(66.7%)

The muscle growth is still affecting this but it's dropping anyway!

Exercise (twice a week):
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64 / 102
(62.7%)


or

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78 / 102
(76.0%)

There have been chats about this in terms of what a session is, we usually talk about a session of fitness in terms of one hour (as practised in gyms and the like). If we are counting my three hour bike rides as three sessions then the bottom shiny bar applies. If however we are looking at the strict one session = one session rule, regardless of how long you are out for, then the top shiny bar applies.

This is still do-able although Australia and preparation for the book just before put a big dent in it all. etina has been pushing me with runs over the last two weeks though...


Life:

Move home:
Not a chance, there have been so many other things taking priority and we have to give the agency three months notice before we leave.

Meet 5 people on flist:
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18 / 5
(360.0%)


Bye bye sucker, yet another that makes its last appearance here (until the December assessment)!

Films seen:
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53 / 52
(101.9%)

Another one off the list, although this one is not that impressive, being as it is such a paltry goal... oh well.

Literature:

Books read:
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30 / 52
(57.7%)

This has been getting worse as the weeks are going on. I complained about being eight behind last time and now it's thirteen. It's not going to happen is it?

Dickens books:
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1 / 4
(25.0%)

*looks at to-read pile and chuckles*


Writing:

Short Stories:
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7 / 12
(58.3%)

I need to double check this, as my stats haven't been updated for a while. It's not looking do-able though as I'm only working on one and the novel starts soon.

ASif reviews:
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5 / 12
(41.7%)

I've just written one that needs editing and I'm reading one that's for this but not as good as planned.

SF Reader reviews:
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4 / 12
(33.3%)

Not happy with this one, seem to have been stuck on one of the reviews and it won't let me go!

Edit book:
Knocked on the head, just not gonna happen. Going to write a book instead... squee!


Ups and downs here but as the beginning of December's chart should look a little lighter, I can maybe concentrate on what's left as there's only a few guaranteed failures.

*writes a to-do list*
. . . but I thought I would cross post about another community I'll be spending a lot of time in during the month of October. Some of you already know about this, but there are a handful who don't. If you're an artist who is looking for a community to support your goal of creating art on a daily basis, you *know* you want to be a MOFO!

What? A MoFo? What are you talking about?

I'm talking about this year's round of

artsomofo !

I know, I've been talking about this a lot lately, but I haven't really done a "you should join in with us" type of post for everyone to see yet. Or have I? I can't remember. That doesn't matter. JOIN!

Why should you join? Simple:
    1. Are you an artist?
    2. Do you need a creative outlet?
    3. Is it your goal to create art on a daily basis?
    4. Do you want to be in the habit of creating art daily?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this is the community for you. The goal behind artsomofo is to create art everday during the month of October (similar to the NaNoWriMo challenge). For me, it's a good opportunity to get myself into what I really want to do - be creative daily. I need this in my life and, since 2005, this challenge and the community members have been helping me get there bit by bit.

So, please consider joining us. And, if you do join us, please consider passing along the word about what we're doing and why others should consider joining us. It's going to be a GREAT year! I'm in the process of creating my mofo-madness list and will post it shortly. I'm also going to start prepping for my daily mofo'ing and will post pictures of that shortly.
Before I miss yet another month of these resolutions I'd better post them up now, before something comes up!

It's pretty reading...

Health:

Water consumption (in litres):

Have been pretty much keeping to this one, the attempt to stick to 2 litres a day having both good days and bad days. The good days definitely those of a cycling nature...

Weight loss (in kilos):
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2 / 6
(33.3%)

It's moving, there's been lots of ups and downs this month, due to some severe muscle increase in leg area (and a bit in the arms too)!

Exercise (twice a week):
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43 / 104
(41.3%)


or

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54 / 104
(51.4%)

There have been chats about this in terms of what a session is, we usually talk about a session of fitness in terms of one hour (as practised in gyms and the like). If we are counting my three hour bike rides as three sessions then the bottom shiny bar applies. If however we are looking at the strict one session = one session rule, regardless of how long you are out for, then the top shiny bar applies.

Whatever the decision, I am most happy with this, considering how dodgy it was all looking earlier this year!


Life:

Move home:
Nothing done as yet, it looks like it won't be this year, due to both of our job situations and some discussions made on our lives in general. Let's see what happens.

Meet 5 people on flist:
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0 / 5
(0.0%)

June never happened (meeting jadeweasal) although Australia is not too far away, and then watch this baby rise!

Films seen:
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33 / 52
(63.5%)

Not 100% sure this is accurate as my recording skills have been a tad tardy of late. On track but not as happy as I could be.

Literature:

Books read:
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19 / 52
(36.5%)

What the fuckity fuck happened here? I was rolling along earlier in the year and now I'm 8 behind, sheesh!

Dickens books:
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1 / 4
(25.0%)

I just had a thought, this geezer only wrote a few books didn't he?


Writing:

Short Stories:
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6 / 12
(50.0%)

Have to say I'm happy with this, it's exactly where it should be and considering everything else, that's some good going!

ASif reviews:
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5 / 12
(41.7%)

Could be better but I am in the middle of editing one at the mo so still achievable.

SF Reader reviews:
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4 / 12
(33.3%)

See above.

Edit book:
I (still) don't seem to be able to make my mind up.

Find publisher for In Bad Dreams:
We found one, we found us! This won't be on the list now until the end of the year when I do my 2007 round-up.

Start publishing company:
The company is indeed running and the website should be up soon. Just as above this disappears until the year in focus.


Well the book thang is not looking good but apart from that, very happy, very happy indeed!

Sooo yea

I haven't been keeping track but I feel like I've slightly improved myself this year so far. I have been reading more, and even though I'm not counting calories or taking drastic measures I have started to eat a little healthier.

One area I lack is the exercising. I just can't find the time to keep a definate gym schedule, and when I find free time I always find I'd rather spend it taking a nap or something similar.

Well, I'm starting my first college classes tomorrow. I'm not going away my first year, but I will be starting at a community college. I'm pretty excited, but also nervous. I screwed around in high school so I'm determined to succeed and do well in college. Hopefully this motivation stays consistant for the next 6 years...I'm aiming for a Masters in Psychology...but then I'll hopefully get into Med school, which adds another...2-4 yrs? Oh well, it'll be worth it.

I'll try and keep a track record this summer, maybe I'll get to the gym more.
Cheers!

Tags:

I've decided to start tracking again. I'm not going to say I'm over weight, but I'm not where I want to be health-wise and energy-wise. So, after talking things over with my doctor and establishing a good plan. So, here's my tracking......

Big Changes!

Okay, I need to completely re-think my 2007 goals. In the last two weeks I've discovered that my husband's job outlook is not quite as rosy as we'd assumed because the certiifcation that he was applying for changed their requirements and he's now no longer eligible without more education. I also found out that we're expecting our second baby in December 2007 -- which is a HUGE suprize considering that we required medical help to get pregnant with our first.

My original plan was to do five things; focus on positive thinking, move back to Oregon, get rid of random crap, take care of my body and take better control of our finances. I still want to do most of those things, but right now our family is in huge flux, and I need to re-focus and re-prioritize each of these goals.

So.

1. Revel in the power of positive thinking.

This is HARD right now, because it feels like everything is falling down around our ears, but it's important for the same reason. I'm really focusing on thinking about prosperity -- that there will be enough money, that the job situation will work out, and that well be able to provide a reasonable maternity leave. I'm also really focusing on my feelings that this baby is absolutely meant to be and that because of that everything will work out. I'm trying to affirm that every day, but it's hard. I think I need a physical reminder of what I'm creating -- so I should find an appropriate one.

2. Move back to Oregon

Despite the fact that we really WANT to do this, it's looking less and less likely -- the money that we had earmarked for moving will now need to pay for birth costs and maternity leave. It's still a goal, but it's likely a goal that will need to be pushed into 2008. Instead, I'm going to focus on getting out of our current house and into something that's more appropriate for our growing family, which is going to take some doing of it's own!

3. The Crap Must DIE!

It's going to be a lot harder to reduce the crap in our house by 50% if I can give the absolute mountain of baby gear I've been piling up to someone else, but I'm still going to do it!

4. Take better care of my body

I think I'm going to table this goal. Not because I'm not doing it anymore, because I'm going to be taking better care of myself than ever, but because now instead of eating better and losing weight, I need to be focusing on a healthy pregnancy and a happy baby.

5. Don't Fear the Finances!

At this point, this goal is an absolute faliure... I am doing nothing BUT fearing the finances! Which means I need to focus on it more. My goal is going to be to end the year with enough money in the bank to pay for this baby's birth and a reasonable maternity leave, as well as some plan to handle daycare when I return to work or to work from home. Considering that I still don't have a job, and my husband may or may not be returning to school, this is going to be a challenge. First step needs to be consolidating my graduate loans to reduce interest and payments.

My we've been quiet!

Hi all! I disappeared for a while as life has been happening too fast for me. I had a lot of goals about how I wanted to feel, spend my time, and goals I wanted to work on. It turned out that in order for me to have a healthy life, I'm having to make a couple of huge changes.

Lets see:

I was hoping that I could save up money for a new car. Well my other car blew its engine twice, then I decided I could afford a new car (after waiting 9 weeks to have it fixed) um yeah. The old car never was right again.

Job rearranged itself and I am either moving to CA or looking for a new job. Woah.

My marriage is over. My husband cannot be trusted as he is so deppressed and desperate and acting erratic. I catch him in lies and he makes promises and then doesn't follow through. He's being codependent and I just can't cope with him, or pay for his expenses any longer.

So, in order to show myself that I really care about me, I'm doing what's best for both of us and making him deal with his own consequences and responsibilities. Time for me to move on. After I wrap that up, then I'll be able to continue my art and financial goals.
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It's back, the shiny stuff is back!

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You did wonder where they were this month didn't you... didn't you?