2005: In retrospect

by Vinaya HS on December 19, 2005

in General Stuff

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2005, the year in which I made a resolution to keep up all my resolutions! (Venkatesh a.k.a Koratagere, I hope you are reading this.) Approaching 2006, it’s now time to look back in time. So, what exactly were these resolutions and how have I fared in keeping them?

Birthdays

There’s no better way to make a person smile (and, in turn, remember you) than wishing him/her on his/her birthday, when they least expected you to do so. I have never wished so many people a happy birthday (and it’s certainly from my heart) than I have this year.

Thank you Birthday Alarm, for your constant reminders. And, if you are reading this and you haven’t been wished by me on your birthday, give me a piece of your mind.

Weight loss and fitness

I weighed 82 kilos at the start of the year. Now, the scale’s pointing at 76. That’s 6 kilos in 12 months or 1/2 a kilo a month. Pathetic! At least, I am in the right direction. Hope to take this several notches higher through the Fitness One regime. My fitness levels have certainly gone up, as I found out in the “Run Bangalore” event.

Make new friends

You, my dear reader, stand testimonial to this resolution. Do I need to elaborate more?

Travel

April 2005 : Trip to Ooty and Yercaud with Vinayak
May 2005 : Trip to Bandipur and Ooty with Avinash
May 2005 : Trip to Tala Cauvery with Avinash, Shruthi, and Sandeep
November 2005 : Trip to Kodaikanal
December 2005 : Trip to Mumbai
December 2005 : Trek from Kodaikanal to Munnar

Certainly a lot. But, not enough!

Add to this list, a few personal ones, some of which I cannot yet write about. I hope to address this in the coming days.

I would like to give myself a 7 on a scale of 10. 2005 sure turned out to be one crazy year.

How about you? Did you keep up your resolutions?




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Girish December 19, 2005 at 3:08 PM

Hi Vinaya,

Congratulations……
you have got a great score…..

The efforts behind to achieve this will be know by you only…

Wishing you an improvement in your score for 2006….
What’s the new resolutions for 2006…..

Your perseverence in acheiving this resolutions is appreciable…..

Regards,
Girish

Vinaya HS December 20, 2005 at 12:32 PM

The new resolutions should come-up as a blog post pretty soon.

Anoop December 29, 2005 at 11:54 AM

try to travel more with avinash and tell me about all the monkey tricks he does over there have fun..

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