[a weight loss story]
*kathrynoh at nemesis dot com dot au*
Since it's the last day of the year, I've decided to rate myself on how I met my goals for the year:
Health and Body:
The word for 2006 is tone. Weight-wise, I want to lose 11.4 kilograms to get to my goal weight of 70 kgs but the largest task ahead is to firm up all the jiggly bits.I really want to get to my goal weight before the end of March - that's when my friend is getting married and my other friends will be home from the UK.
Well I got to 70 kg but sure as hell didn't stay there. I'm thinking this is like bungee jumping, I go down then bounce up then back down until eventually I settle at the bottom. Just need to work on the down bit! All up I lost 5 kg in 2006 and that's just not good enough. I was going to give myself a big zero for this goal but figure I lost HALF my goal and weighing less at the end of the year than the beginning is a huge tick - so I reckon 5/10 for effort. As my report cards said every year, Kathryn needs to try harder.
I want to be able to run 5 km by the end of the year and continue pushing myself at the gym. I'd like to have the stamina to do a RPM hi performance (1.5 hour) class. Once I start working again and probably studying as well, I want to find ways to ensure that I still get in my gym time.
I mock this goal. Phht - run 5 km! After the Run for the Kids and the City to Surf, 5 km seems like nothing. I give myself 10/10 for exercise.
I want to get off my diabetes medication and control it by lifestyle only. I also must have all the diabetes checks - I'm a real slacker about these. Must go to the eye doctor and the podiatrist and try to get an appointment with a dietian as well.
Woohoo, I did it. I'm a star. 10/10.
Healthwise, I'd also like to be weller in 2006. In 2005, I had all manner of little worries - colds and flus galore, not to mention back problems.
Not so good, but what can you do? I think the plan for next year is when the colds start, rest rather than try to push through it. And get a flu shot.
Get a massage once a month.
I didn't get a massage every month, but some months I got more than one so on average I reckon I did it. 10.10.
Appearance and Self Image:
I want to work on being more confident on the inside and less slovenly on the outside.
Nope. Still slack and slovenly!
For me, work is a two pronged thingie. On one side is the stuff I do to make money - usually IT or admin work and on the other is my writing. In 2006, I want to find a good way to balance these two things. Ideally, I'd like to find a part time job that gets me enough money to live on but leaves time for other things.
Nope. Still want a part time job but it's so hard to find anything that isn't reception or accounts, neither of which I can do.
I want to finish the final draft of my novel and get it sent out to publishers by mid year.
Ha, still working on it.
I want to get at least 6 short stories written and published.
Prolly about 3 so half points.
I want to get into my course (which, for those who asked, is the Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing) and get higher distinctions in the subjects I do.
Started studying. Not sure about my marks yet.
I want to stay out of debt this year and save money.I want to buy a laptop. I want to spend some money getting my car in tip top condition.I'd also like to travel a bit this year.
Ha ha. I did none of this but I bought some pretty dresses. Oh I did get my car sorted.
This is a hard one - I'm not 100% happy with the place I'm living mostly with my housemates but I'm dead lazy about moving and there are definite advantages to living here - it's cheap as chips and I have a huge room.
Still here. Still hate my housemates. I have made things much nicer though.
I had a heap of stuff about improving my social life but I did none of it. I think mostly I felt I should do this stuff but I have no real commitment to it. I should just accept my anti-socialness.
You really have achieved a lot this year. Don't be too hard on yourself. Looking forward to following along to see what you achieve in 2007
By 9:51 am, at
Kathryn I commend you on at least having goals that you worked towards.
By 9:56 am, at
Wow- it is so easy for me to forget about my goals, but yours are there set in stone almost - and you did such a great job. Happy New Year and keep up the good work.
By 10:41 am, at
All in all a pretty good year for you! Good on you! Who needs to be a social butterfly anyway? There'd be less time for blogging - LOL!
By 10:46 am, at
And what is wrong with anti-social?? It's not so bad - what does socialising do for you anyway?? I mean, apart from friends...
By 11:56 am, at
I'm with jaykay, at least you have goals. Maybe that's where I'm going wrong I achieved little because there were no goals to work towards.
I reckon you did pretty bloody well, Kathryn. Onwards and upwards.
By 1:29 pm, at
Your exercise and motivation has been amazing Kathryn. Thanks for the amusing and 'real' blog. Have a great 2007 and I'm sure to see you soon. Linda xx
By 3:17 pm, at
I should be able to say something profound about the importance of setting goals, but three glasses of Pinot Gris are making it hard enough to type straight...
By 7:09 pm, at
I think you have done amazingly well in your goal department. You, my friend have at least achieved some (this is more than I can say), so this is a good thing!!!! Hope 2007 is a good one!
By 8:46 pm, at
I've done a years review too! It's great to look back on isn't it!
By 10:30 pm, at
I think you have had a awesome 2006, Kathryn, and you should be pretty darn proud of yourself!!
By 10:50 pm, at
I think you did great in 2006 too. I stopped making goals for the New Year long time ago since I never even get close to achieving them. But you did very well with them. Be proud of yourself (I am).
By 12:27 am, at
You are a legend, what more can I say! Reading your blog constantly makes me laugh, cry and inspires me :-)
By 8:13 am, at
boobs: 100 cm
waist: 81 cm
hips: 109 cm
thighs: 50 cm
Weekly Goal Lifestyle Changing Challenge-A-Rama
Week 1 - Drink more water
Week 2 - Cut out sugary treats