Thursday, May 19, 2005
Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Your body will just shut down to a lower energy level, and so you won’t lose weight. In fact, DON’T DIET AT ALL!!! What’s needed is a lifestyle change that will be ongoing.
Here are some suggestions:
- eat smaller portions (say 2/3 of what you do now)
- snack on fruit or vegetables
- look for low-fat foods at the grocery store
- if you go out, divide your food in 1/2 and take the other half home with you (an extra lunch for later!).
- Eat LOTS of veggies and fruits, and little of fatty or sweet foods.
- Don’t deny yourself any food, but try taking very small amounts of stuff that tastes wonderful, but isn't so good for you. Like 1/3 piece of pie. Taste it preciously, enjoy every micro-mouthful.
I’ve lost 21 pounds in 10 weeks and improved my health by eating healthier. You can do it, too.
Monday, May 16, 2005
Sunday, May 15, 2005
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Friday, May 13, 2005
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
- win the Nobel Peace Prize
- get to Heaven
And so forth are overarching, HUGE goals. There are also Large or umbrella goals such as:
Participate more in my neighborhood.
This Large or Umbrella goal can have Sub-goals:
- Join in the neighborhood cleanup campaign
- Find out about community resources.
- Find ways to help keep my neighborhood SAFE.
- Pick up trash whenever I see it.
Each Sub-goal, then should have specific steps assigned to it.
Here's an example of a Generic, unachievable goal: Swallow the ocean
I've also heard other goals such as "Lose Weight", "Stop Procrastinating", which are just as unachievable as "Swallow the Ocean" unless they are made more specific.
Here's a more specific, achievable goal:
Swallow a bucket of seawater by the end of July, 2005 (specific deadline)
- buy a bucket (baby steps)
- borrow or buy a spoon. (sub-goal)
- I'll have to swallow XX spoonfulls a day for the remaining XX weeks to meet the goal. (calculation)
- Track my progress every Sunday afternoon. (review progress)
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
Monday, May 09, 2005
- print out the forms I received by Email 4/7/05
- send or take in the forms 4/9/04
- schedule the audition 4/9/04
- prepare a vocal work from memory for the audition
- If I don’t make the cut, try to get feedback about what I need to improve
- re-evaluate whether or not the time, effort, and cost for vocal lessons is worth the goal of singing with the Symphony orchestra.
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Saturday, May 07, 2005
- Across the Mississippi river in E. St. Louis, there is a landfill that has grown to the size of Cheop's Pyramid.
- The landfill is right across from the pre-Columbian "Cahokia Mounds", an early native Pyramid. They're thinking of re-naming them the "Cahokia cupcakes" because they look so small by comparison.
- The landfill reached this size in only 10-15 years. Hmmm.. . . Math, anyone?
- What are archaeologists going to find about us in a thousand years? That we expired under a mountain of refuse?
- We have a wonderful curbside recycling pickup service weekly. Cost? $25.00 a year (think less than 2 quarters a week.)
- On my street, there are 42 families. And only ONE family recycles. That's 2.3% of my street, which I think is pathetic.
- Only a small part of what we use is allowed for recycling: type 1 and 2 plastic, cans, aluminum, and glass. The trash pickup allows for the recycling of yard waste at no expense. Naturally, people subvert that effort by putting TRASH in with yard waste.
I'm really discouraged. Can anybody cheer me up? Does anybody else recycle?
Friday, May 06, 2005
http://freecycle.org/ As soon as I become a member, I'll take this goal off my list!!
Thursday, May 05, 2005
- cakewalk Homestudio XL - software to edit music tracks
- a Creative Labs SB Audigy 2 ZL - a card for my computer that allows me to record
- a lot of material - though some is ancient
- two microphones - I’d like to upgrade these
- time - but I’m concentrating on photography at the moment
- DVD-CD burner
- label maker and CD thinline cases, for the finishing touches.
So I should be able to get started.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
goal setting, development, and mutual encouragement, at 43things.
photography: taking photos, posting on flickr.com, receiving praise, and finding inspiration at every turn.
BLOGGING. It’s self-expression in a third way. My two BLOGS are keeping me writing creatively, and it’s FUN
43things has helped me focus and concentrate on the passions that are important to me. The ability to sort the goals in order (reordering) is very valuble.
My current problem is this: I’m living a fairly passionate life, but I’m neglecting things that are needed for balance. Things like, exercise, gardening, meditation, housekeeping, cooking, and more.
I’ve got to figure out how to maintain passion and balance at the same time. Where does passion end and obsession begin?.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
This lovely photo is from one of my friends on flickr.com - cindylu. She's latino american. I love her SETs of photos about Mexico, and Colors.
Las photographias de Mazatlan, De Colores, y Guanajuato son bellisimas!
See more at http://www.flickr.com/photos/cindylu/
We filled four semi-trailers FULL.