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By cam (Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 06:27:58 PM EST) (all tags)
This will run until January 20th, 2008. To enter you must choose a goal to reach by that date and then chart your progress either on a spreadsheet or in before/after pics.

Anything health improvement related is eligible.



Like what? Like losing weight, like reducing body fat. Or it may be activity related, for instance walking seven miles a week. Or it may be consumption related, such as reducing cigarette, alcohol, soda or junk food, etc.

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how about mental health? by R343L (4.00 / 1) #1 Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 06:41:35 PM EST
Which would let me make "parties, clubs and raves attended" a metric.

"There will be time, there will be time / To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet." -- Eliot
Sure by cam (2.00 / 0) #2 Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 06:51:52 PM EST
as long as it is graphed or has before/after pics, it is eligible.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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Hrm .... by BlueOregon (2.00 / 0) #4 Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 07:17:10 PM EST
I'll consider starting after I finish this sixpack of beer and my bottle of bourbon. Can't let them stand around for a month and a half, after all.

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fuckinlul by discordia (2.00 / 0) #3 Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 06:59:54 PM EST
we'll see.  I'll post a diary.

I hereby vow to by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #5 Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 08:13:46 PM EST

double my cigarette intake, increase my daily caffeine intake, and up my girl-related stress levels to a degree that I lose another 20 some pounds by January 20th. Or 10. Let's be reasonable here.


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My goal ... by me0w (4.00 / 2) #11 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 03:42:20 AM EST
is to make bigger poops than you.


"the only reason we PMS is because our uterus is screaming at our brain to go out, get fucked, and have a baby ... and it makes us angry."

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I'm ct, and I approve this comment. by Captain Tenille (2.00 / 0) #19 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:00:48 AM EST
Seriously folks, if it's health related, it isn't "fun".


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sex is healthy [nt] by lm (2.00 / 0) #26 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 07:26:30 AM EST


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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But also inheirently sinful. n/t by Captain Tenille (2.00 / 0) #32 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 09:17:36 AM EST


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Only if you're Roman Catholic by lm (2.00 / 0) #33 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 09:59:57 AM EST
Or maybe also some other faith that holds to either the inherent sinfulness of matter or original sin.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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Couldn't we have this starting on (say) by TPD (4.00 / 2) #6 Sun Dec 02, 2007 at 11:21:09 PM EST
January the 2nd, most of my health plans from now until the new year, involve damaging my body via a a cocktail of over consuming!

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
I'm with TPD on this one by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #7 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 01:07:30 AM EST
It's December, silly season has kicked off.


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indeed, horray for the silly season by TPD (4.00 / 1) #8 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 02:34:50 AM EST
and I intend to be VERY silly this season :)

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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Weirdos by cam (4.00 / 3) #9 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 03:23:18 AM EST
There is a war on xmas fella and you just chose the wrong side.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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Because I've got roughly between now and then by lm (4.00 / 1) #12 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 03:42:41 AM EST
This week is finals week for me. The new academic session starts the first week of January. Consequently it is only between now and then that I have my lunch breaks free to go running instead of learning Latin.

But of course, I'm probably not exactly representative of the HuSi demographic.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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IAWTPDandBreaker by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #10 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 03:35:32 AM EST
Only because I would definitely be having a poops fun challenge for my health part, and goshdarnit, I don't have a cameraphone at the moment, and what are poops when described by words? Nothing.

Also, Nokia smartphone users can use Wellness Diary or Sports Diary apps, available from Nokia's beta site. Makes it easy to keep track.

cam is a cheater by lm (4.00 / 2) #13 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 03:45:46 AM EST
Anyone else notice how cam got off to a running start and then invited everyone to catch up. I bet he blows goats, too.

But here's my twin goals anyway. Being able to run 5  miles. Losing 10 pounds. Progress to be charted weekly.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
cough by cam (2.00 / 0) #25 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:57:40 AM EST
LilFlightTest started before I did.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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I've lost a lot of weight by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #14 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 04:22:54 AM EST
and still have 20 lbs to go, but I can't be arsed to put it in a spreadsheet.

but I'll let you know when I reach my goal.

"It means more if you have to earn it, even if it's by doing something as simple as eating a meal." Kellnerin

THIS GOAL IS WORTHLESS WITHOUT by discordia (2.00 / 2) #28 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 07:57:48 AM EST
PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF

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this is difficult by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #15 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 04:36:14 AM EST
as i'm not sure what my long-term health goals are.  1 year is a loooong time.

i know i want to get down to 160 lbs, be more flexible (namely, get back to the level i was pre-pregnancy), up my strength.  hrm, mostly all of this is get me back to where i was pre-pregnancy (or better, in the weight area).

also, we're working on our lower-meat, higher veggie diet.  a big part of that is switching to a minimum 65% locally-purchased foodstuffs.

i'll see what metrics i can put together (weight will be easy).

It's less than two months by theboz (2.00 / 0) #18 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 05:52:46 AM EST
He said January 20th, 2008 which is less than two months away.
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DOH!!!!! by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #21 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:28:50 AM EST


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Do they by barooo (2.00 / 0) #40 Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 06:46:04 AM EST
Grow anything in Houston other than oil and sprawl?

:)


man, i need a beefy taco now.
-gzt
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Sure, I'm game: by miker2 (2.00 / 0) #16 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 05:21:18 AM EST
My goals for 20 Jan 2008 (7 weeks from today):

Swim 45K. (6.5K/week)
Run 175 miles (25mpw)
Bike 600 miles (85mpw, being on the trainer sucks any more than that).

And to get my weight to 169-170, right now I'm 171.x, so a pound to 1.5 pounds.


Ah, sociopathy. How warm, how comforting, thy sweet embrace. - MNS
I'm in by theboz (2.00 / 0) #17 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 05:50:52 AM EST
I wish to go from 106.7 kilograms to about 103 kilograms.  I doubt I'll make it, but I am going to try.
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I aim by hulver (4.00 / 1) #20 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:17:22 AM EST
To be under 19st.
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I'd like to lose 5 pounds and make my 32 inch by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #22 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:40:47 AM EST
waist pants fit a little looser. I wouldn't say no to six pack abs, either.


Sorry I thought I heard someone call by TPD (4.00 / 3) #23 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:56:03 AM EST
Ab-Swiveller

why sit, when you can sit and swivel with The Ab-SwivellerTM
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Rock hard is nice, but what about the six pack? by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #27 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 07:27:08 AM EST



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ok by garlic (4.00 / 1) #24 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 06:56:54 AM EST
current weight:  148

goal by 1/20/08: 140

goal by 1/20/08: 5% reduction in body fat%.



VS2FP by discordia (2.00 / 0) #29 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 08:01:27 AM EST
<peer_pressure>

ok by komet (2.00 / 0) #30 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 08:19:10 AM EST
I resolve to be at or below 80% of my current rudeness by then. You dickhead.

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good for morale by garlic (2.00 / 0) #34 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 12:28:04 PM EST
goatfucker.


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Hmmm. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #31 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 09:09:34 AM EST
What I want to do is this.

With my knee pain (and physio), though, I think I need to focus on upper body activities and following through with the physio's instructions.

So. Goals. Work up to 50 ab crunches 3 times a week. Work up to 20 push-ups 3 times a week. Do quad exercises assigned by the physio every day. That should be quantifiable, I think.
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If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco

pretty easy for me by alprazolam (2.00 / 0) #35 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 01:49:54 PM EST
goal: any sort of sexual encounter with any unmarried female. i suppose i can chart this if need be.

Does yoga count? by chuckles (2.00 / 0) #36 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 02:15:07 PM EST
A practical educational resource. Rather than help me relax, I experienced some stiffness while watching the video.

"The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin [...] would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities"
chart it on a spreadsheet by cam (2.00 / 0) #37 Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 02:46:05 PM EST
I make an oath- by moonvine (2.00 / 0) #38 Tue Dec 04, 2007 at 04:11:30 AM EST
I resolve to stop stalking my ex online. The last time I googled him, he was on "imadirtygirl.com."

I resolve to go to my Bikram yoga classes more often.

I resolve to deal with my emotional heartbreak head on without fizzling it out by trying to hide behind humor, wine, or ice cream for the next month.

I do not how I would quantify this other than to write,

"I can do a Russian split again!"

and/or

"I am over that impotent asshole!"

Either of which is unlikely. But I look forward to a month of increasing physical flexibility, and purging of emotional toxic waste.

Well, coincidentally . . . by slozo (2.00 / 0) #39 Wed Dec 05, 2007 at 04:46:32 AM EST
. . . I was already on my own personal mission to drop 20 pounds of married weight (started about a month ago) before Crismus. Started at 260 pounds, this morning was at 249. I have hit a bit of a wall the last week though, and will clearly have to do a tad bit more in terms of exercise (hasn't been much due to schedule). Have to start playing v-ball again . . .

At 240, I would feel very good, look ok. If I ever started a program like you are on and got down to 225, I'd be ripped - but I'm comfy with feeling good first, baby steps.

#GROAN# My goal was to by greyrat (2.00 / 0) #41 Mon Dec 10, 2007 at 08:29:34 AM EST
spend the entire last week of January with a blood alcohol level of approximately 0.06 and never below 0.03. But since that's outside your time frame, I guess I'll have to come up with something else.

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