Wednesday, January 30, 2013

New Year's Resolution January Update!

New Year's resolutions have this odd ability to appear attractive around the month of December, but magically and suddenly, they turn out outrageously ugly in mid-January.

Earlier this month I shared my New Year's resolutions, and promised to share an update at the end of every month. So here is my update for the month of January!

Resolution #1: Achieve my ideal weight.

Boy this is difficult. I downloaded an app that many iOS users probably know about, the aptly named Lose it! This app helps you keep track of your calorie intake, and tells you how many calories you need to consume in order to lose weight, according to your plan.

I also bought a scale to measure my weight. The first time I tried this anxiety inducing device it told me that I weighed 271 pounds! I was deeply disturbed. I knew I gained some pounds during the holiday season, but 20 pounds?! That seems quite an achievement.

So I started to count my calories and with the help of some good ol' fashioned food poisoning, I was able to lose 10 pounds in a week!

My last week in Lose it!

This week looks even better!
Resolution #2: Keep my room clean, year long.
Yeah yeah yeah, I know I should do this, but maybe next year.

Ok ok, there is some slight improvement and I will try to keep this resolution, but lately I've been losing this battle. There is this huge mattress that I need to get rid of. It's occupying needed space in my room.

Oakland is no San Francisco, where I could throw out anything I wanted on the sidewalk and people would take care of it for me in a matter of hours. It's like they see the city as an immense, open mall-free-garage sale. I miss that.

Asking my landlord for suggestions on what to do with the mattress, she told me "go out at night, where no one can see you, and throw it out by the public garbage can around the corner. The garbage truck will take care of it for you".

"Umm...isn't that illegal?" I asked, to which she simply shrugged her shoulders and said "that's why I'm telling you, go out at night where no one can see you".

Yeah, not doing that. The big, useless mattress under my arms is a big giveaway.

Resolution #3: Update my blog regularly, minimum one post per week.

This is a resolution, I'm proud to say, that I've been able to keep up! I almost failed one week, where I was feeling pretty burned out, but as you can see, there has been at least one post every week, most weeks 2 posts. WooHoo!

That's it, see you next month!


  1. Well done for being, nearly, there with all your resolutions. Now put your feet up and read a book.

    God bless.

    1. Thanks Victor! I really appreciate you visiting my blog, it can get lonely in here :)