Friday, January 02, 2009

Resolutions 2009

I know resolutions don't mean much, other than to be broken. Everyone makes them and then you just watch yourself break them from day one.

Hoping to think a little more positive, I'm going to make a list of challenges for myself that have no start or end date.. more of a guide of things I want to accomplish than 'must do's' and we'll see how far I get the end of the year?

1. More writing! not just here on my personal blog but in general, short stories & perhaps, if I'm lucky some bloggy stuff too!

City Hall
2. Along with number one, be more active in community events and getting out and seeing more of the events going on in the neighborhood & blogging about them.

3. Start learning my way around the new D60 we got over here & taking more walks around the neighborhood & learning to read the light better.

4. Meander MORE! While I can't guarantee I will go every week, I'd like to see myself going on more LA Bike Meanders.. say twice a month at the least and some other bike adventures.

5. I'm going back on my personal Weight Watcher wagon as of Monday the 5th.. so I'm resolving to weigh in every day on the wii (unless I'm out of town).

Mini stack o' books!
6. Reading!! I was lamenting to my buddy Joe (Eureka Poz ) how I've not taken the time to read a thing this year. That needs to change! There's a great list of classic books that Metropolis Books will be reading for their book club this year, and maybe I'll read some! Also I love Charles Dickens, so maybe I'll give Tale of Two Cities another shot? Who knows!? I have a couple news books already I need to get started on, however.

7. Get back to art. Sean got me a great sketch set so I want to take some time and get back to re-learning technique.

I'm sure there's more but I think that's a good start for now.. I'll try and re-visit this post the end of the year. We'll see how I've done in general.

What about you?? Are there any personal growth things you'd like to tackle this year? I'm not talking pounds or miles or number of sales, but in general things you would like to try new or re-try?? The cool thing about new year is that you get another chance to start fresh. It's something to think about I guess.


Big City Poz said...

Good luck with the new diet. Today is the 5th, so I guess it starts now. Are you going with the meetings or the on-line program? Will you be buying WW brand food, or just following the guidelines?

The problem with losing weight and living downtown is all the temptation around---except after 9 or 10 p.m when there is nothing! All those places selling great baked goods! I tried every single pastry sold at First Cup.

I don't want to lose weight; I just want to redistribute it. I've started increasing the cardio at the gym to help with that.

BTW, POZ guys trying to lose weight generally have the most luck with the South Beach diet. It cuts out simple carbs (sugar) but keeps the complex carbohydrates.

Keep everyone posted on your progress.

meekorouse said...

hey there! thanks for the well wishes!

I'm doing the 'old' WW point system which is easier for me to keep track of what I'm eating.. and going back to journaling my food intake.

When I was walking more last year I really started to take off the weight and it managed to come back on pretty quick. I weighed in today at 195.6 holy crap that's more than what I weighed this time last year when I started walking all over downtown! All that schlepping was good for me! ;)

I must have done something right though because I'm not all the way back into my "old sizes" quite yet so no better time to start than now! (just don't believe in starting a diet on the weekend!)

My mom was "on program" going to meetings etc.. and I managed to get some of her literature and point counter... They've since rolled out 2 new programs since I went on it originally but I'm sticking with what I know.

I realize meetings are very helpful (and there's one in "Old Arco Plaza" wherever that is) but as of right now I'm not doing meetings. Yakking about my points really isn't my bag.. and I don't want to own up to anyone but myself my progress. I don't need the peer pressure. ;) I'll be more than happy to keep you updated though! *grin*

The hardest thing isn't the dieting it's the getting outside and walking around thing.. I got the wii fit to play with at home so that helps too. Nothing beats fresh air though! =P

Wish you were here.. I'd be glad for a walking buddy in you & Ruby!