fiddle-on Posted January 6, 2016 Report Share Posted January 6, 2016 Weight:I need to lose about 15 pounds to not be medically overweight, and would like to lose 30. Iâ€™ve also got a couple of injuries that I think would heal faster if I weighed less.From experience, I know that if I want to lose weight, I need to be tracking what I eat. Otherwise, it just slips my mind when I eat â€œjust oneâ€ cookie or candy multiple times a day. â€œJust oneâ€ is fine. â€œJust five or tenâ€ is not. Iâ€™d like to lose 2 pounds by the end of January. Iâ€™m at 164 now, with 42 inch hipsExercise:Iâ€™m recovering from a back injury and from persistent plantar fasciitis.I hurt my back in October, and reinjured it a little in November. Itâ€™s been healing well since then, but thereâ€™s still a ways to go. At my worst, I wasnâ€™t even bending over to pick up silverware that I dropped because it was so painful. I can now bend over with only a little twinge, and stand up without upper body assistance a couple times before it starts hurting. Itâ€™s only slightly limiting now.The plantar fasciitis showed up last June, and for the first three months, consistently got worse. Then I got better about actually resting it and wearing good shoes. Itâ€™s been holding steadily bad ever since. I can walk a mile with only a little pain, but by the end of two miles, it hurts. Thatâ€™s walking slowly. So the goal for January is to actually rest my foot as much as possible. No long walks because the weather is nice. No hiking. No testing if I can run. This will be hard, but Iâ€™m hoping it will let me heal by spring, when staying inactive is really miserable.Ironically, with the just the back injury, I could still do as much cardio as I wanted. With just the foot injury, I could still intensively lift weights. But with both, I need to be careful all around while I heal. Life:My most important goal is my life goal. I want to start my own business. Iâ€™m not to hung up on what that business does: I figure if I start at something I enjoy, I can tweak it as I get established. I like to read and write, so Iâ€™ve decided to start an editing and writing business. This has been lackadaisically in the works since October, but now itâ€™s time to get serious.The goal for January: find at least one client.Ideas for finding clientsTell everyone what Iâ€™m doing.Find poorly written websites and product descriptions, and contact the site owners/product sellers.Find local businesses, and offer my services. This is hard because I work 9-5 in an office, so I donâ€™t have time when these businesses are open.Challenges:Iâ€™ve got a fair amount of social anxiety. I find making phone calls very stressful. Using my phone is going to be the biggest challenge.Iâ€™ve never done this before, so I donâ€™t know what works. Iâ€™m going to track who I contact, and how I contacted them on a spreadsheet. With any luck, Iâ€™ll be able to see what gets responses. 1 Quote Karen Otherwise know as Fiddle Current Challenge https://rebellion.nerdfitness.com/index.php?/topic/108280-fiddle-eats-less-and-fiddles *********************** Past Challenges: Jan 2016, Feb 2016, March 2016, April 2016, May 2016, June/July2016, July/August 2016, Sept/Oct 2016, Nov 2016, May 2017 *********************** Link to comment
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