13thAugust

Honolulu Choo Choo!

This is my plan for getting in shape, quitting smoking, getting money and going to Hawaii next summer.  I figured it up.  It’s 4,384 miles from Louisville, Ky to Honolulu, Hi.  I’m climbing on board the Honolulu Choo Choo and heading that way.  I set up my plan to where a really good day when I do everything I’m supposed to will give me 25 points (miles).  There are 40 weeks between now and the end of the school year in May.  If I earn 110 miles per week, I’m there!

I’m placing this plan in a category called Honolulu Choo Choo.  I’ll also keep track of my savings in that category.  If I quit smoking today and set aside $5 each day (which is less than I spend on cigarettes), I’ll have saved $1,400.  I’ll even give myself points for being a bitch and not allowing anyone to smoke in the house.  The reason I started smoking again is because DH and DS were constantly smoking around me.  I don’t plan on getting sidetracked with that temptation again.  My goal is to set aside $3,000 for the trip so I’ll be supplementing it with extra pay earned outside my regular paycheck.  That shouldn’t be too difficult since I almost always get an extra check in each pay period.  I’m also going to add an extra $20.00 each week that I earn at least 175 miles.  I’ll have to be really pushing hard to do that.  That would mean earning 25 points each day for a week and it’s set up to where 25 points represents a perfect day. 

Got my plan…now I’ve got to put it in action.  Here’s my final version:

TASK Points
Record food  1
Between 1200 and 1400 calories  3
Between 1000 and 1600 calories 2
Weigh daily and record weight  1
No smoking  5
No smoking in house 1
Exercise 45 minutes 3
Mini exercise session 1
No eating after 8:00 1
Downtime no more than 2 hours 2
Downtime no more than 3 hours 1
Challenging hometask 1
Deposit $5.00 in Savings 1
Drink 8 cups of water 2
Post on 3FC 1
Set $5.00 aside for trip 1
Resist major temptation 2
Plan next day’s meals 1
Daily Total
Weekly Total  
   
Total to Date  
Miles to Go! 4384
   
Need 110 points each week  

 

2 Comments

beerab says 13th August @ 21:38

Sounds like a plan- good luck!

laura705 says 15th August @ 12:08

Good luck! Good that you didn’t make it “all or nothing” re the calories and the downtime.


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