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Goals for 34th year on this planet

Today I didn't look forward to getting out of bed. But I got up anyway. I didn't look forward to the Olympics, but I watched them anyway, while laying down on the couch, half asleep, that is. Then I had a coffee and went for a walk to clear my head. I can't possibly spend the whole day in bed. That's neither healthy nor what makes me happy.

And while walking I decided to go into Winners and enjoy their air conditioned environment while browsing for underwear. I didn't find any anywhere!!! I found lots of socks, but where the underwear is supposed to have been there were suits on sale. So I browsed those instead. They aren't that expensive, maybe because they aren't some fancy brands? The coat of the suit was $60! I can afford that with a bit of saving. Plus pants for $50, and a nice belt for $40, I think for about $200 I can afford a nice good looking suit and a dress shirt.

However, I am far too fat to wear a suit. I'd need a size 42 everything, since I now weigh closer to 260lbs than to 250lbs. I'd like to lose some weight first, then buy a nice business suit to wear. I'd like to make it a routine to wear a suit everyday for about a year. It's something I've wanted for a very long time. Preferrably an orange suit! But I can't afford those kinds of pimping suits, yet. Not yet…

So here are my goals for this year of imprisonment on this planet:

1. Lose 70lbs within a year. I will achieve this goal by limiting myself to around 2,000 calories. I will no longer eat 5 sandwiches a day, I will no longer eat junk food other than on Wednesday's and that is an if only sometimes. I will go to the gym every weekday for an hour.

2. Save $350 for a pair of contact lenses. This I have to do within the next 3-4 months. By not eating junk food I should have an extra $50 a month, and by not buying books anymore, I'll go to the library from now, I should save an additional $50 a month. That means I'll have about $100 a month to save. That means that within 3 months I should be capable of saving the needed money. My current lenses are 2 years old, replacement is absolutely necessary.

3. At the end of the year when I have brought myself below 200lbs, I will buy a nice suit and wear the tie that my uncle Vojin gave to me from Australia, it has boxing kangaroos on it. Then I will take a picture and frame it as a life time achievement.

4. Pass the ICND1 of CCNA. To reach this goal I will study for 4 hours every single day, including weekdays until September 28th when my exam is scheduled. In case I don't pass it, I will buy a simulator from Cisco and study with that for my second attempt. I might increase my study time from 4 to 7 hours if I can build up enough motivation to stay sitting the tlong. When I pass the exam I will mount my certificate on the wall to forever remind me of what a pain in the ass bad decisions are. I should have never quit my wonderful job at UUNET.

Those are my main goals for my 34th year of life. I have several sub-goals in mind, which I will try to follow as time permits. Since I don't work and I don't go to school, I should have enough time to do these goals, even if I study for 7 hours a day for the CCNA exam. It still leaves more than 5-6 hours free. And these aren't that difficult goals to achieve.

sub1. Learn French. This is an important goal ever since I met Gaelle. I think it will bring me closer to her, which is a good thing, and will also open up the possibility of higher pay once I land a job, since bilingualism is in high demand. This would be the third language I speak. I already know the basics of French, so it's just about expanding on that knowledge. As well being able to speak French with Gaelle should be a lot of fun. I'm sure she'll get a kick out of my bad grammar at first. Until I improve.

sub2. Learn Python programming. This should make me more employable and should be a lot of fun. I have the background for learning programming, as I have already programmed in C, Assembler, Pascal, Turing, and Shell scripts and Perl and Javascript a little bit. Though I haven't touched programming in ten years, so I'm excited to see how things have improved/changed since then.

sub3 Unlock more levels on Project Gotham Racing. I really like the feeling of driving around various cities and I'd like to play this gam sufficiently enough to unlock more levels, without the cheat codes of course. It's also good for my brain to play racing games, because they work on your memory a lot as a driver must remember each turn and it's attributes for navigating around in the best possible way. I might switch to another racing game, I have at least 20 car racing games, so it may not be this particular game i end up deciding on. I've just started this one, so that's why I say this one. We'll see how it turns out. I figure about an hour a day for games should be sufficient.

Those are all of my goals for my 34th year, main goals and sub goals. If I am lucky and work really hard at it, I should see a tremendous difference in my moods over the course of this year. My mom has already noticed that in the last month all the changes I've done have created a much happier me. She's noticed the difference without me saying a word to her about it. So that's a good indicator that I am on the right path.

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determined239
Aug. 5th, 2012 12:35 am (UTC)
good luck
good luck with your weightloss goals :)
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