Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Ten-Year Self-Improvement Challenge. Update Two.

I should have updated in May. It is now June. June the 1st. One day late. Bugger.

My initial challenges can be found here. This is how I am progressing:

1) I am halfway through Alex Horne's 'Wordwatching'. I guess halfway through a book is better than not reading anything. I hope to review it in my next TYSIC blog. So far, I have learned loads (did you know Dr. Suess made up the word nerd?) and I just adore Alex's passion for words.

2) A couple of people from Twitter were going to be at the same show as I was (Alex Horne's 'Horne Section' - i'm sounding like quite the fangirl, huh?). I introduced myself before the show and afterwards invited them to join my friends and I for a drink. We ended up drinking and chatting ntil the pub closed. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN!

3) I've fallen a little bit behind with my blog. I know i'm making excuses, but i've been soooooooo busy. It should be completed by the weekend. It's becoming less of a chore, I just need to find the time to write.

4) I've been very good at writing down all my thoughts (I keep finding Post-it notes everywhere). Some have been quite amusing... maybe I could start writing little stand-up routines. Maybe.

5) I wrote to my Uncle and Aunty in Australia after they sent me some photos of my cousin at the ANZAC Day service in East Timor. I haven't heard back. I think my Aunty might be a little annoyed at me for forgetting birthdays. Understandable.

I want to start a new challenge; a number 6. I have been fighting an ongoing battle with my weight since I was 13. During my teens I was either too fat, or too skinny. During my 20's I have mostly been fat. I really need to get my weight down to a healthy range. I'm 5"4, but wear a size 16. AWFUL. I need to be a size 10-12 (and maintain it!).

I need to cut all the snacks from my diet, have a proper dinner each night, get plenty of sleep and EXERCISE. Hopefully this time I can do it (with a little help and encouragement from fellow TYSICers). I. Can. Do. This.

A thought.

I miss listening to Jon Richardson on the radio. Sadface.


  1. You're gorgeous Simone :)I love the way you write...good luck!

  2. Thank you, Deanna. You're very kind. :)

  3. I believe in you. You can do anything you put your mind to. And I'll be here to help every step of the way. Love you 'Mone!