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Hey everyone! How are you all been? I've been doing all right. Just wanted to do a quick update on my goals for the remainder of 2012. It's been about just a bit under a month. It's been going surprisingly well so far. Here's the progress I've made so far.
Goal #1. Running consistently running three to four times a week. I'm almost there. I'm currently running 2 times a week and glad to say that my ankle hasn't been a bother. Only have been doing 4-5 miles on those runs so hoping that sometime soon that I can get get a third run in and keep it going at it consistently from here on out.
Goal #2. Lose 20 lbs. Kinda wish that I have lost more than 3 lbs so far but it is what it is. I have been eating a lot better now than before but still room for improvement. Been drinking tea a lot more often now. I usually have one first thing in the morning or in the evenings. Hoping to lose maybe 6 lbs in October.
Goal #3. Find a job. Eh, job market sucks but got two interviews this upcoming week so we will see how they go. Just received a phone call from a recruiter earlier today and they said they were interested in me so that sounds good.
Oh last time I said I had a fourth goal which I forgot what it was but now I remembered. It was to try and go to sleep consistently at a better time. Two weeks ago I was sleeping about at midnight but last week it was very inconsistent with sleep times from 3 am to 8 am. Need to find a way to stay consistent with that.
Really not much else going on. Hope you are all doing well.
10Sep 12Sup everyone!
We all do a New Year's resolution so instead of waiting until January 1st to get things back in order, gonna make one starting today. As some of you may know, I've been home since I graduated from the University back in June. Things here have been really stressful and my healthy diet and running have gone to hell. Just so damn hard to control what I eat when everything is just crap in the house. Ankle has been problematic for a good while now so that has pretty made me stop running for the most part. Used to do 10-13 miles a few times a week but now I'm lucky to do one 3-5 miles every two weeks. It doesn't help that my metabolism is really god damn slow so going to take action and make some changes starting today. Here are some of my goals that I hope to achieve before the end of the year.
Goal #1. Get back to running consistently three to four times a week. This may be tough because of the ankle problems but hopefully it won't really cause a problem. I might try buying some better cushioning for the shoes so I'll see if that helps or not. If I don't have a problem with the ankle, it also will be tough to keep it up through November and December because of the harsh winters up here by the lake. Will do my best though and see if I can get back to the 10-13 mile runs but honestly, I'll be happy with three 6 or 7 mile runs a week. I'll probably be using some form of a tracking device as Runkeeper to keep track of my runs. It will really help me keep focused and see how I can improve from the previous runs.
Goal #2. Lose 20 lbs. It's not like I'm fat at all which I'm not, just trying to be more toned. Only really need to lose like 10 lbs but might as well go for extra. Going to try and be really more selective of what I eat. It's kinda hard to do that with the crap that is here so I'll try and eat less at meals that mom cooks and more creating my own snacks. So that means more fruits/veggie smoothies and less mac-n-cheese/home made fries/mashed potatoes/and other fattening foods. Will have to actually fork the money over to buy the fruits/veggies since neither parent really buys any and won't even though I ask for it. It doesn't help that my mom buys pizza almost every week and dad does that too on weekends along with buying fast food nearly every weekend. So instead of eating a footlong sub from Subway for lunch, could save half of it and eat it for midnight snack instead of scurrying through fridge knowing that there isn't anything healthy in there. Losing 5 lbs a month doesn't seem so bad especially with burning lots of calories on those long runs.
Goal #3. Hoping to get a job but I'll take whatever I can find as of right now. I know this goal wont be completed by the end of this year but I'm hoping to actually move out by March or April of next year. As I mentioned earlier, living back at home is too stressful for me because of the relationship I have with my family but really wanting to move out of states. Been thinking about it more often so been more focused on out of state job searches than in state. We'll see how that goes though.
There was something else that I wanted to set as a goal but my mind is drawing a blank right now. Oh well, if I do, I'll mention it in a future blog about the goal updates and such.
In other news, GameSpot has been utterly boring. Haven't been on here much and don't really see myself posting as much as I have in the past. On a scale from 1 to 10 on how boring GameSpot is, it would have to be a 1.5 or a 2. It's just the same things over and over again. With that being said, I haven't played games in god knows how long. Just boring as hell and pretty damn sure that I won't be buying a next gen console. Last game I beat was Dark Souls and think that was somewhat in early July if I'm not mistaken. Only two games really interest me which are Borderlands 2 and The Last of Us. Both seem really great but other than that, don't care for anything else.
So yea, those are my goals that I want to achieve by the end of the year. Just requires more effort on my part. Just noticed that this is my 25th blog so only 1/4th the way completed to the 100 mark if I ever get there. lol Oh yea, football is back!!! Hope you are all well.
Its been nearly 4 months since I made my last blog. Time sure has gone by quickly. I just wanted to do an update on my life. Last time I mentioned that I was doing physical therapy for recovery of my limbs from the previous surgeries. It was tough this whole time but was told to stop with it sometime around June as I had made a full recovery with my movement. Actually wouldn't say it was 100% as I can reach up further my back with my left arm than my right arm but that's only because I had a football injury back in high school where I popped my shoulder so the flexibility of it is just slightly less than that of the right arm. No big deal. Glad to say that my back is just fine with no pain what so ever but one thing is that I tend to have it become stiff to the point where I have to lean my back over the edge of the couch or tub to crack it. Doesn't hurt one bit but just helps relieve the kinks.
Should probably mention Ashley, the girl who I met in hospitals and had a fiancÚ, that things didn't go so well when I confronted her with her flirting with me and just glad that I got that over with. I really did have strong feelings for her but was dumb though because of the fiancÚ so that was a sticky situation altogether. Took a while to get over her but had some great friends who helped me during that time not to mention that bottle of vodka. >.>
So I guess June came around and was working hard because Graduation was coming up and just wanted to make sure that I passed my last remaining courses. Was busy with papers, reading research papers and answering questions along with working on my take home exam which ended up being 20 some pages long. Can't remember the exact number and don't have that file on my laptop anymore but almost positive it exceeded that since there were 15 questions and usually took more than a page to answer each question as it was for Developmental Biology. Very hard stuff but was interesting also. I finally graduated from the University and just received my degree in the mail about a month ago or so. I didn't attend commencement as it seemed like a waste of time and hardly knew anyone in my graduating class. Now I'm just job searching hoping to find a job in a hospital. Had a few interviews so far but nothing resulted from them.
Umm... what else can I say? Oh, I finally got a new phone after 5 some years. Couldn't tell you the name of the old phone but all I know it was a slide phone from Nokia. I spent some time looking around trying to find a Smartphone which was my first one ever. Found the perfect one called the Galaxy Nexus. I received it exactly one week ago and had a few problems with setting up the plan but went in and got it solved after a few hours. I love it so much. I pretty much have it on me now all the time whereas my old phone, I would check it every few days. One problem with it is that the battery life is kind of poor but guesses that is true with all smart phones. Going to post a picture below to show what my phone looks like.
Hope you are all doing well. Just want to thank the users who keep me coming back to GameSpot because if it weren't for some of you guys, I would have left a long time ago. Also want to thank PiscesChick93 again for creating my banner at the top of my profile along with choosing the Snow Leopard in the profile picture space. Got to love Adriana Lima's eyes! Rawr!!! About time I had something those empty spaces. Oh yea, damn ankle injuries have slowed me down and halted some progress. Used to run like 11-13 miles a day three times a week but now I'm lucky to even run once a week without my ankle being a bother and its usually like 4 miles. Just want my ankle to get better so I can keep on running like Forrest Gump. XD
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