Of course, it takes some time to make up for a 4 pound gain out of nowhere but whatever. Now that a week has passed I've lost about 2 of those pounds back and by the end of next week I expect to be back to where I was before.
Octobers Monthly Goals were a disaster and I'm going to blame this on my budding social life.
By social life I mean I've been spending my time with mostly one person outside of work instead of spending that time at the house and on the computer or playing Video Games.
I had a goal to beat one Video Game which I later changed to playing a certain amount of hours. I am going to write this one off as a Win.
I put in a couple of hours of Skylanders. I put in a few hours of Borderlands 2 and I played 2 games of Strat-o-Matic football which takes a couple hours per game so I hit my goal but just the minimum.
Read 2 books - FAIL - bit fat fail with a side of "not even close." I started reading a book on my lunch breaks at work and just really couldn't get into it and thus lost interest in reading in general. I've got a bad habit of not being able to just switch to a different book. I generally have to take some time off before switching because I still have the last, horrible, book in my mind. Blah.
Exercise goal - Fail
Drink Goal - WINNER! I didn't keep track all month because that got too tedious but whatever. I realize that I put a lot of bad liquid in me and as such I'm going to make an effort to slowly change that.
Budget goal - Passed. I put together a budget for November and will carry it forward to December as well. I need to make a few tweaks to it as my insurance at work is going to be going up a bit and I've begun contributing to a 401k plan again. Plus I completely forgot to put anything in there about Xmas... oopsie, how did that little holiday slip my mind.
Goals for November:
#1 - 10 hours of Video Games
#2 - Dexter Season 4
#3 - Drink More Water, Drink Less Dew
#4 - Weight Below 250
#5 - Read 1 book
#6 - Revise Novembers Budget and stick to it, Complete Decembers Budget
Now, one more small tidbit before I go find something else to do before work today.
Earlier in the year I had talked about finally trying to reach one of my life long goals of giving Stand Up Comedy a try. I wanted to be able to do it by the end of this year but there were way too many life complications in the way for me to reasonably be able to do what I wanted. However, all of my challenges have been eliminated and I've begun thinking about it again.
That being said - Over November and December (two extremely busy months in their own right especially if I take on a second job for the next two months) I'd like to start trying to write a few jokes and organize some thoughts and figure out how this whole process works.
So, that means I've got an email to send out to Linda Lou who so graciously volunteered to help me reach this goal and start getting some advice and direction.
Publicly - I hope you are still willing to have me and take me under your wings Linda!!! :)