Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Second Quarter Review of Inner Prop's 2011 New Year's Resolution

Here, I said I would review my resolutions each quarter.  I did that for the first quarter, so now I'll do it for the second one.  I'm going to add 2Q in green.

1. Waist - 36  I think I'm about 38 now, that's good down from 41My 38 pants are all a bit loose and I regularly use the last notch on my belt, but I'm not quite ready for 36 pants quite yet.
2. Weight - <220  232 down from 244, not doing so well yetI lost ground for a while here because of a back injury, but I've been on Atkins for about a week and a half and I got back down to about 231.  With Akins and bike commuting I think I'm going to do alright.
3. Finish P90  Switched over to BfL which I would have finished if I hadn't hurt my back
4. Bike commute as often as possible (75 times)  Because of weather I had to wait until April, not March, so I've revised this down to 75, and I'm well on my way to that.
5. Walks (10k steps a day)  I'm averaging 8,000, so I need to work on thisWith the bike commuting I'm up to 9,600 average.

1. Pay more attention to family finances  I think I'm doing thatStarted keeping track with Evernote.
2. Quarterly Dates  We've gone out to dinner several times, but no overnights yetThis is still a very week area.  I will have to work on this the most.
3. Game Night  Tried this once, it was a no go. We're going to have to do something elseTried a couple of more things like no-TV night, but that didn't work either.  Sophie is willing to play games, I'll just have to start with her.  I'm going to buy a new Lego game I saw for she and I this summer.
4. New Pet  We're investigating rabbits and cavies, but don't have one yet
5. Walks  Need to do this more, I expect more now that the weather is good.  Another thing I have to put a lot of emphasis on with Mrs. Prop.

Music (these are sort of in order):
1. Learn to play ukulele (the definitions are still subjective, focus in Jan)  Been working on this nearly every day. I need to beef up my minutes a day though.  I've decided I'm going to memorize 5 songs for Owasippe.  I'm working on that, but now it has to share time with my sax work.
2. Play with my family (both in my house and a holiday gatherings)  I have taken my uke to two family gatherings at Boushette's house. The second time I actually had people sing along with me, fun.  This hasn't really improved, but I'm really hoping that it will at camp.
3. Learn to play harmonica (again learning and playing are subjective terms)  Not yetThis is coming off the list this year to be replaced by:  RE-learn to play sax.
4. Learn to play bass  Not yet, probably Q2.  Sax is taking 45 minutes a day and that's more than I can spare.  This will be pushed back or off to next year.
5. Join a band  No ready yet, looking at Q4 for this one.  DONE!  I joined the Libertyville Village Band, and I sink.  We give 6 concerts during the summer and I'll only miss two.  I will probably be blogging a lot more about this coming soon.

1. Commissioner Key  Haven't talked to the District Commissioner yetTalked to the DE and I'm going to work on it in the Autumn.
2. Archaeology Merit Badge Clinic  I have only one contact, need to go to another clinic and get MB counselor training

1. Do NaNoEdMo in March  FAIL - Signed up and started, read most of Seekretya, but haven't finished reading it and have not edited at all
2. Submit my NaNoWriMo 2010 novel to a publisher  Not yet
3. Blogging
1. I will blog more posts this year than any previous year  Can't tell yet.  Looks to be on track.  I have about 30 something which is less than half, but I have about half a dozen in draft and as I blog about bike commutes and band it will certainly rise.  This is not to mention the big bunch I do for Cthulhu month.  I think I will make this.  Now I want to try to increase my readership.
2. I will review and update my 2011 goals at least quarterly  Done, here, now.  Yep, and done again.

1. Don't get laid off  So far so good
2. Get a Promotion  This is a Q4 thing, and I've told my boss about it

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