I’m sorry, you’re probably tired of progress reports by now (what with all the six monthly reviews) so I’ll keep August 2015 short.
weigh ≤61kg by 21 September
|Pretty abysmal weight gain of almost one kilogram. I’m due at the clinic in a couple of weeks, and I know which consultant I am seeing so if I don’t drop back, I know I’m in a difficult position with him.|
I do have a revised plan to deal with this situation (taking inspiration from my 1918 weight control guide), and I will lay that out for you in a separate post.
I may need to put off my plan for Waldorf Pudding, but summer’s coming so Peaches in Chartreuse Jelly from the Titanic First Class dinner might still be a goer.
stick to the guidelines and continue to build a practical and workable wardrobe that reflects who I am
|Dyed my hair blue again, but I’m not convinced that having it done at the salon achieved a result that is a great deal better than I can manage on my own. However the colour has lasted really well on my bleached highlights (obviously), so I’ll continue doing those.|
sparse yet comfortable happy home that reflects our authentic selves
|No further dead appliances (touch wood) so I feel as though we have an extra week of savings. And, several items have left the house with DB’s blessing so that’s good news too. I was a little surprised that my six month home review turned out so well, but it’s a good example of why you need to step back and look at the big picture now and again and stop torturing yourself about the details.|
lush and abundant garden providing habitats, weather protection and a mystical threshold
|The six-month garden review went well, and I feel like we are getting things done. But I haven’t done anything about removing that tree, and my neighbour has asked me to remove another. It’s not as big, but I expect it will cost in the order of $1,000.|
get the dogs well and healthydevelop habitats to support native species
|Still guilty about the fat dogs. Happy that the kookaburras are back, and the magpies are stealing hessian from the dog beds for nests.|
maintain and improve relationships with international and e- friendsmake new friends, especially local
|Had lunch with Katy and tried beetroot curry (very tasty). Went to the theatre with another Katy and tried a new cocktail (delicious)|
Managing and constraining relationships with family
|Met up with visiting family and had fun with our nieces.|
give something back to the community and the planet
|Shared my wisdom with my imaginary friends (online forum) and they liked it.|
taking risks and international vacations
|It wasn’t really adventurous, but there were new foods, a show and a bit of shopping.|
rest, relax, recharge
|Shutting down my computer early works well some nights and not others. Haven’t read anything other than business books, so I bought a copy of Auntie Mame so we’ll see how that goes.|
|pleasure: just because||I am still belting out Music Hall Queen tributes (when no one is looking).|
having the capacity to make choices
|My main choice this month has been to postpone things. Not a very exciting thing, but I prefer to choose not to do/buy rather than say I cannot afford it. There’s something a little pathetic about that.|
become a more complex person by challenging beliefsunderstand and develop my mind: critical thinking, self-reflection, subject expertisehave the courage of my convictions, choosing me for me
|Spent a happy few days at the state library researching. And touching really old books.|
I surprised myself (and others) by having something relevant to share based on my wardrobe building book research. I was really happy about that as it elevates this writing malarkey from hobby to worthwhile thing to do. I am sharing my new knowledge with someone who needed it.
|The six-month wealth review was (obviously) quite dismal in this area. As I mentioned I set up some gigs on Fiverr, and got one! Even though it wasn’t much money and I can’t access it yet, it made me feel useful again.|
|Blew my income on a beautiful new Rhodia Webnotebook (I did need a new notebook, and I do write with a fountain pen so it is a worthwhile expenditure really).|
Here’s what happened after: September, October, November
Here’s what happened before: January, February, March, April, May, June, July