Makeover Monday

I feel I had a much better this around.

1. Finish entering data from the royal register into my database – Still not done. But I have only one left to do… And I have been thinking of my dissertation, which is a good thing. I think I’m ready to start organizing my sources for the first chapter. 

2. Drink 8 glasses of water/day – I think I’m up to 4-5/day, which is good considering I drank about half a glass of water before. 

3. Eat at home at least 5 days/week; eat out only 1-2 times a week – I feel I had much better control of this, this week. Other than on Monday, when a friend had a farewell BBQ, and Thursday, when we met some friends at Kensington Market for a monthly dinner club, we ate at home every day last week. I guess it helped that I didn’t really go to school much last week and could cook some nice lunches… The plan will be a little skewed this week, with all of the orientation events happening… 

4. Go to the gym at least 3 times – Done! Went Monday, Wednesday and Friday without fail! 

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Goals for next week: drink water, eat good, homemade food, go to the gym three times, do some work on thesis on wednesday and friday (other days will be taken up by orientation events). Main academic objective: call supervisor to make an appointment!

Makeover Monday

It’s time, once more, to report on my progress this week… I didn’t do well at all this past week:

1. Finish entering data from the royal register into my database – Still not done. Like I said before, I had an off week… 

2. Drink 8 glasses of water/day – hasn’t been happening. I need to find myself a proper bottle (non-bad plastic) that I can carry around. I think things will improve once I start doing that. 

3. Eat at home at least 5 days/week; eat out only 1-2 times a week – too many social events last week. The beginning of the week was ok but then it got quite bad. It’s the last few weeks of summer and it seems that everybody wants to go out to eat… Thursday we met some friends from Montreal for a very late lunch (around 4 pm), Friday we met some friends for the Buskers’ Festival and ate somewhere downtown, Saturday we met some friends at Kensington Market and ended up having lunch there, Sunday we went out for Feijoada, today I went out for lunch with a friend who’s moving away and tonight we attended her farewell bbq… Hmm, coming to think of it, Monday night we went out for sushi. So I really only ate at home on tuesday and wednesday. How shameful!! That’s why we are always broke… 

4. Go to the gym at least 3 times – I think I went a couple of times… I also did some stretching at home…

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Goals for next week: the same. Must succeed on these before I can add new one!!

Makeover Monday

Let’s see how I did with my goals for last week:

1. Finish letter to the chair of my department regarding a conference I’m helping organize – I finished it last Tuesday, revised it on Thursday, printed it today and tomorrow will be handing it in. So, goal accomplished.

2. Finish entering data from the royal register into my database – Half done. Totally inexcusable. There was definitely enough time to do this, if I had spent less time on internet forums…

3. Drink 8 glasses of water/day – I started well; on the first day I drank 5 glasses and was so impressed by my success that I completely forgot about during the following days. Well, I didn’t actually forget, but my excuse is that ever since I read about the horrors of plastic, I have to find a proper non-plastic bottle to bring water to school. Until then, my motivation to drink while I work in my carrel is in jeopardy…

4. Eat at home at least 5 days/week; eat out only 1-2 times a week – I think it was more a fifty-fifty split last week… Although I did bring lunch to school quite a few times last week.

5. Go to the gym at least 3 times – I went twice, but did some Yoga at home and went cycling on both Saturday and Sunday.

I’ll keep the same goals for next week and see if I improve.

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Now it’s your turn. Want to play? Here’s what to do:

1. Choose a goal or several, like me. (It can be a new one each week or something more long-term.)

2. Write a Makeover Monday post to share your goal for the week ahead. State whether or not you accomplished your goal from the previous week. Brag away! If you are working towards a long-term goal, report on your progress.

3. Please leave me a comment so I feel loved.

4. Spread the good karma by visiting other Makeover Monday participants to encourage and congratulate them on their own makeovers.

5. Feel the love coming right back at you!

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Reading more about the subject, I found some other interesting sites about the various kinds of plastic and how to choose safer ones. See here.  Looks like my Britta filters are safe.

Makeover Monday

My friend CableGirl has a weekly thread entitled “makeover monday”. I think I’ll play along… Here’s my goals for this week:

1. Finish letter to the chair of my department regarding a conference I’m helping organize (I’m working on it, JP!! Fear not…)

2.  Finish entering data from the royal register into my database (I have about 300 pages left to go through; should be doable)

3. Drink 8 glasses of water/day (this one I stole from CableGirl, but since I’m VERY bad at drinking water – I go days without having a glass of water – I thought it would be a good one)

4. Eat at home at least 5 days/week; eat out only 1-2 times a week

5. Go to the gym at least 3 times

I think  that’s enough for one week.

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Now it’s your turn. Want to play? Here’s what to do:

1. Choose a goal or several, like me. (It can be a new one each week or something more long-term.)

2. Write a Makeover Monday post to share your goal for the week ahead. State whether or not you accomplished your goal from the previous week. Brag away! If you are working towards a long-term goal, report on your progress.

3. Please leave me a comment so I feel loved.

4. Spread the good karma by visiting other Makeover Monday participants to encourage and congratulate them on their own makeovers.

5. Feel the love coming right back at you!