Monday, January 04, 2010

2009 Resolutions - A Look Back

In 2009, I made more serious resolutions than in 2008.  Let's check them out.

The list:
1. Lose 15 pounds - As of today, I'm 11 pounds below my 2009 starting weight.  Pretty close.  While I can blame foot surgery and the France trip for a bump, it really didn't affect my weight that much.  Those last few pounds are tough.
2. Read more - The only big success, enough that 2009 was the Year of Good Books.  I read 63 books, a big jump from 43 in 2008.  And, yes, I am so nerdy that I keep a list of what I read.

3. Learn to cook at least 6 dishes without recipes - Nope, but not too bad.  I have 4 -- chili (the real stuff, from dried anchos), lentil soup, risotto and spanish tortillas.  If you count scallops sauteed in garlic butter, I guess it's 5 (but I don't, so whatever).  But I still want to reach for the recipes to double-check on two of those.

4. Meet and successfully woo Katarina Witt - Big failure.  I didn't even see her.

So, 1.5 of 3 serious resolutions.  Not bad, not great.  The cooking one will get a redux, and I will lock down my black bean soup and refresh my tortilla knowledge.


seanlb said...

good work man. i never do resolutions, but this year i have so many plans for my travels that i feel like those count. i resolve to see a NZ World Cup game. i resolve to ride a train for more than 10 days. shit like that.

by the way, you're coming with me on some or all of these adventures.

jtingermany said...

A NZ World Cup game? Trying to see a record number of own goals, eh?

seanlb said...

ooo burn! i'll be too busy being drunk and alone in unsavory parts of town to see any real football.

jtingermany said...

If you're in unsavory parts of Johannesburg, you're not coming home, man. It's not a town to screw around in.