Jan 21

2015 Goals

I suppose it’s a bit late for a New Year’s Resolution type of post. Besides, these aren’t Resolutions per se as much as things I’d like to accomplish in 2015.

Over the past four-ish months, I fell off the wagon with my weight loss, and managed to gain most of said weight back. This is bad. While I won’t claim that I’ve had a lifelong struggle with my weight or anything like that, it is true that I knew it was going to suck when my hyperactive metabolism inevitably slowed down, which it did about ten years ago. Since then, I’ve kind of yo-yoed between anywhere from 140 to 165 pounds.

This time around, I’m trying a different tactic. I’m still going to go (back) to the gym a few times a week, and I’m going to focus on getting stronger and watching my calorie count…but I’m not going to worry about what I weigh. This is for a couple reasons. First, worrying about the number encourages me to slack off when I do finally hit it. Secondly, I can’t find the Fitocracy post about it now, but it’s possible to gain weight but get slimmer with exercise, because you’re putting on muscle and not fat. The way I see it, if I make sure to go to the gym, and watch my calorie count, the weight will take care of itself, and more importantly, it’ll be sustainable.

A secondary goal of mine this year is to get Twitch partnership. Don’t get me wrong, I have no plans to quit my job to stream full-time. Doing my 2500-follower special in December convinced me that streaming full-time would be too draining, even if I could make a living wage off of it. That said, I’ve pretty much always maintained that, if I like streaming (I do), and I’m good at it (Debatable), why shouldn’t I try to make some extra money from it? To that end, I’ve revised my streaming schedule to Sunday/Monday/Wednesday/Saturday. This should help me be more consistent, as well as allowing me to stream longer on Sunday as opposed to Tuesday or Thursday (Two days I was previously streaming).

On that note, I have some games I want to speedrun. Besides keeping up with Metroid II 100%, I want to improve my Super Mario Bros. Warpless run, and I’d like to see about the feasibility of speedrunning The Sword of Hope as well.

A couple other things I’d like to do this year is resume development of SETUP, as well as get back into music in some form. We’ll see what comes of those.

Lastly, I do want to ebookify (It’s a word now) the Games I Beat In 2014 series. I have a lot to learn about e-books if I’m to do that, and as I mentioned before, I do want to find some sort of value add if I were to do this, be it interviews with the developers of the indie games I played, Second Opinions of some of the games, or just talking about stuff I didn’t mention in some of the articles (For instance, how everyone in the world is an idiot in Golden Sun).

We’ll see which of these I can actually stick to!

-EE

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