1/13/09 - Resolution progress - 2 weeks

1) Working out. This has gone great. 3 times a week, we all three seem to be motivated, and the workouts have kicked my butt. I'm giving myself a high mark on this one.

2) Getting up at a better time. I have failed on this one. I did great last week, but only because Cristi and I were carpooling together. Since I didn't HAVE to be up at a certain time, I have slept until 7:30-8:00. At the same time, I've stayed up until midnight and later.

3) Eating better. Today I started my diet. It's not going to be easy, but I have to do something. I have decided to not eat more than 200 calories at a time, and I can only eat once an hour (preferably every two hours or so). I'm also going to log exactly what I eat during the course of the day as a running diary for me. On top of eating better, I am going to drink a gallon of water a day. The first few weeks of the year I did the complete opposite of eating better, but I was mainly doing that to "get it out of my system" so I could start this new venture. It's difficult to grade myself on this because to this point I have done what I have planned, but it's not really a great plan.

4) Work on Grass Guys. I haven't been able to do much at this point. I need to write up my Commercial Quote document and research liability insurance a bit, but other than that, this is a slow time for the lawn care stuff. I can't grade myself on this one.


2 Comments - Leave one yourself

For counting calories I suggest http://caloriecount.about.com. This is what I used for a long time and it's amazing.

Also, we're in the age of computers. I have to say I don't like the envelope budget thing. Look at mint.com.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 13, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

I've actually written a calorie counter in the past, and tried using other online calorie counter, but for simplicity, a notepad and pen have been working fine for me. If I had an iphone, I'd probably change my mind though...notepad is easier to carry around than an internet ready laptop all the time. I will however check it out, new tools are always fun.

I've considered using mint.com but for some reason I have issues giving access to my financial information to a 3rd party vendor. I know it is secure, I just have issues with giving out my userid and password. Eventually I will give in and set up the accounts (I already have login credentials).

Also, there are other reason for the cash system. When using cash, you mentally and physically see that money leaving your ownership. This can subconsciously cause you to spend less.

By Blogger DJ Walker, at January 13, 2009 at 1:20 PM  

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