Vella Posted April 13, 2015 Report Share Posted April 13, 2015 But he shall not win round 2!! Isn't that what always happens? The villain kicks the hero's spandex-clad posterior a few times, and then the hero gets his act together and wins in the end? Well, whatever the case, we're back for the challenge, and things have changed. I have a job, which pays rent and not much else. I have a second job, which makes sure I eat. And I just need to hold out for a few months until my lucrative tax job takes me back (hopefully this time with New! and Improved! hours because I'll be a qualified tax consultant by then.I don't have any major holiday commitments looming on the horizon.And I've still got a couple of kilos' holiday/Honours/stress backslide to deal with. So here we go. Health Goals Not only will I remember to turn off the oven, I will use it to cook delicious things!Of which I know exactly how many calories there are. I've actually got to start tracking again - especially since a friend and I are trying Intermittent Fasting (two days a week, 24 hour period) together. I want to be sure that I'm not either eating waaay too little, or completely running off the rails.Unfortunately, I have this habit of batch cooking and not actually measuring what goes in. It needs to stop. I'm going to combat this two ways.First, stop being so lazy.Second, have a go at planning meals instead of just buying things and combining them. Since I've already grocery shopped this week, I will use this week to plan for next week, and start then. Now, the calorie counting can't be an exact science, for the simple reason that I have two to three social commitments a week where I'm either not cooking, or cooking for a group which includes a picky eater and a chronic snack buyer. I'm just going to be tracking otherwise, and leaving calorie space for those meals. Metric!1 point per three days in a row logged. If I managed to string together three weeks, I get a two point bonus, the whole challenge, a four point bonus. I have this perfectly good bike sitting in my house and taking up space. I will do two things with it.First, I will reinflate the tyres because they are currently next to useless, and it's kind of important to do that before anything else. Then, I will ride it. I will ride it instead of driving.I cannot ride very far, as I have proven to myself, so I will start by riding the bike to the shops a few blocks from my house if I need to go shopping, and see how I go. Metric!1 point per bike trip taken/car trip avoided. Bonus five points if I make it to the fresh markets - it's a 10 minute car drive and I'm highly likely to die, but maybe with some practice, by the end of the 6 weeks... the incentive is there. Yes, this is actually a health goal. There was going to be a pic of swinging and stuff, but then I found this and well it's kind of perfect.Saving money is currently a thing for me. Like, paying $10 for my parkour class may well mean I have to adjust my food budget kind of a thing. So, I'm going to try not to pay for parkour lessons. The parkour people fairly frequently just post things like "I'm going to practice. Who wants to go with me?" and people will show up.I will go to these instead. They are free, and involve new places to practice in. Metric!1 point per free session attended. Two points if the session is the second one in the week. Life Goal I realised the other day I was using my work to procrastinate from my work, while I should have been doing my other work.So here we go: I'm not making a points system for this because that would be a hilarious defeat of the point.One hour, every day.Not messing around on the Internet, not having a "pause" from whatever the work is. I will chill. Sanctioned activities include:Video gamesReadingWatching a movie or some episodes of a TV series without having work open on my laptop while I do it.Getting back to my Irish translations, or learning kanjiGoing for a walk or a run or a bike ride. I am very bad at relaxing, and that's very bad for me, so I'm going to start working it into my daily schedule. Life's too short, and all that. But hey, look at all these points I'll have. I should do something with them, so they're not just abstract numbers in a metric.Well, as per a split-second decison half-joke discussion in another thread, these points will be used to Queer ALL the things!!! Diversity good and all that sort of thing. Well, in order to queer the world, one must first queer oneself (or something to that effect).SO. For every five points I get, I will make one themed project, either for me to wear, or for me to give to a friend, or to decorate my house with. It is appropriate to use my chillin' time for this.I don't know what these are yet, and I don't know how I will make them. Suggestions welcome. Baking is super likely to happen. I might be able to make some thread do what I want. But that's OK; I have time to gain points to think about it. Challenge first day in Australia, so I'll post an update this evening. Happy challenging, friends, and I look forward to following threads and getting involved again 7 Quote Previous challenges: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) Link to comment
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