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2011 Resolutions

Didn’t do these publicly last year so can’t measure success (hint – there wasn’t much), but here is the list for 2011.

  1. Lose another 5kg
  2. Publish my own iPhone app
  3. Climb at least 6 munro’s
  4. Improve the podcast
  5. Drink more water
  6. Cycle > 2000 miles
  7. Reduce migraines
  8. Read at least one book a month
  9. Be shapeless

Some quite easy, others not so. Some might seem trivial but they aren’t for me. Most difficult is the migraine one which I’ve yet to find a trigger for. Mmmm. These at least are the tangible measurable ones whereas the usual ‘be positive’, ‘be happy’ blah blah blah ones are what I really want to do but probably won’t. Good to start the year with a positive frame of mind.

Anyhoo, Happy New Year and all the best for 2011.

Next Year

Looking back is never usually a good thing. Last year’s resolutions surrounded two main targets – lose more weight and getting more hands on with programming. Well, one out of two ain’t bad.

A picture saves a thousand words:

Weight Loss 2008

After my last weight update I wanted to lose five stones in total. Unfortunately I didn’t make that target. Since Sep 07 I’ve lost four stones and 13 pounds. One lousy pound short of my target. Grrrrrrr. Never mind, I’m pretty pleased with the weight I’ve lost and I’ve done better than I thought I would when I started back in 07. I’ve not done the same amount of exercise in the later half of 08 as I did in the first six months but something that’s obvious to me (and everyone else!) is that without further diet changes I will put the weight back on slowly but surely which is obviously not what I want to do.

So the year ahead will see some more work on the weight and another target – get another stone off. That will take me down to around 13 and a half stones which I think is good for my height/frame and make a total loss of six stones from when I started in Sept 07. BMI will still be higher than recommended but that’s a guide only and not something I’m going to treat as a hard and fast target.

I’m also taking up hill walking. Got most of the gear now (waterproofs to buy – maybe I don’t need them for hill walking in Scotland ;-)) and first proper walk should be in the next four weeks or so with one taking place each month. Should also help with another thing I need to work on – taking more photographs. I know what I need to do but like most peoples resolutions that’s not the issue – it’s getting my ass in gear – that’s the issue.

Last year also had a ‘must get into programming more’ statement. That worked, not! Don’t know how yet but I want to set aside some time, regular time at that, to program for the iPhone.

Written down it all looks pretty simple. Happy new year folks! Hope you have a good 2009.

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