Ok so I've been a lazy shite when it comes to posting here. So to make up for my slovenly ways I entreat you to a shortened SMEACS briefing for my life for 2010. (SMEACS is Situation, Mission, Execution, Administration, Command Control & Co-ordination and Safety. A format for conveying operational information to people conducting on the ground operations e.g. firefighters, soldiers and the like. I learned it in the QFRS)Situation - Where we are now
I am 25, single, buying my home, have a mass of 120 kg, and somewhat disorganised at home. I am a target shooter with Paramount Targetsports, becoming a regular at Laserforce League, a lapsed member of BSFF and Holly & Phoenix and a motorcyclist.Mission - What we want to achieve
I have broken down my goals into several areas.Weight:
I am going to reduce my mass by 20 kg to be below 100 kg. I will deem this goal to be met if although my mass remains above 100 kg I am unable to grasp a skin fold on my abdomen of a thickness greater than 20 mm. This goal is abut reducing the nasty ass gut I am carrying around and getting healthier. My gut robs me of self confidence when dealing with women I don't know and so despite the great things my friends tell me I still don't believe that I could be attractive.Shooting:
I want to achieve a lot in my shooting this year starting by getting my weapons licence, training regularly and shooting a 575 point score in a 60 shot match in competition. This may not mean much to you but I had a poor year at shooting this year (almost not shooting at all the second half of the year) and 575 is 10 points better than my previous Personal Best. A stretch but it should be achievable.Study:
I have been accepted into a program of study at QUT for a bachelor degree in mathematics. My goal for this year is to achieve a 6.0 or better GPA for four units (subjects) of study. This means getting a grade of 6 or 7 for every course. Again a stretch but it should be achievable. (I know a Bmaths sounds hyper nerdy but it is right up my alley)Laserforce:
My comprehension of the game is insufficient at this time to set a quantifiable goal for my Laserforce achievement beyond measuring participation. As such my goal is to play more than 90% of the games for any team I get the privilege to play for. The 10% buffer is to allow for contingencies like funerals and exams on Monday afternoons or injury. I reality I want to play every game possible.Motorcycling:
I want to upgrade my licence to a full R Class licence (from the restricted RE Class) and upgrade my motorcycle.Brisbane Sci-Fi & Fantasy:
I want to get involved more in BSFF activities, setting a minimum goal of attending 50% of monthly main meetups.Holly & Phoenix:
I want to support snitchbitch
to get this group doing what ever it is this group wants to do this year and be one of the most dedicated members at every H&P event I am available for.Other Social Objectives:
Now a qualifier - I DON'T NEED to meet this goal, I am not desperate - but I would like to become engaged in a lasting relationship. I am satisfied with my life as a single man, there is room for improvement but there always is, but I'd like to begin to share my life with someone else. Call me pathetic, say that i protest to much about being desperate but I'd like to start sharing my life with someone else. Execution - How we are going to achieve it
Action items to ditch my lard.
Reduce the amount of fast food I consume dramatically. In the last part of 2009 I was living a disastrously self-destructive lifestyle. I was eating junk food for three meals a day. This has to stop.
I need to start eating regular meals following the principals of modern dietary theories. This distills to eating 5 or six small meals a day containing at least 2 servings of fruits and 5 servings of vegetables a day and minimising my intake of fats and simple sugars. Using the Harris Benedict Calculator at www.weightloss.com.au (a modified Basal Metaboluc Rate calculator simplified to omit the fat % criteria) my daily caloric requirements to achieve a body mass of 100 kg is around 3000 kCal (12 500 kJ).
This is based on my being lightly active at 100 kg. This is one time where I like being a dude. If I was a girl I'd have to consume one sixth less calories for the same combination of weight and activity.
My daily diet should resemble the following:
Breakfast: 1 glass (250 ml) of fruit juice, 1 bowl of cereal (45g & 250 ml Full cream milk) and 2 slices of toast with a jam, vegemite, conserve or fruit spread
Morning Tea: 1 flavoured coffee, 1 meat and salad sandwich and 1 tub of fruit yougurt
Luncheon: 1 diet soft drink, 1 meat and salad sandwich and 1 piece of fruit
Afternoon Tea: 1 diet soft drink, 1 meat and salad sandwich and something
I am also going to rejoin the work gymnasium and make working out a continuing part of my routine. I need to follow a balanced five day a week program (cardio & resistance on Mon, Wed & Fri and just cardio on Tue & Thu) I also want to include class based activity (pilates, yoga and balance) to improve my flexibility and balance This when combined with tracking at home this should consume around 10 hours a week.Shooting:
I need to get off my duff and get my weapons licence and train each and every week. I need to establish and keep a detailed training diary and take advantage of the extra resources I have at my disposal. I need to acquire a scatt training aid asap after I acquire my own rifle to facilitate additional training at home Study:
I need to establish a neat and tidy study area as well as keep and follow a detailed study plan developed after commencing my studies (Yay!). I need to dedicate the required amount of time to my studies in a distraction free environment. I need to commence assignments as soon as I have the required underpinning instruction and understanding. I need to take steps to establish relationships with my lecturers and professors where possible.Laserforce:
My general fitness work and persistence with participation will allow me to achieve my goals for my experience with Laserforce.Motorcycling:
I need to do another Qride course to upgrade my licence from RE to R class.
I want to purchase a motorcycle similar to either a BMW GS650 or a Honda VFR800 (second hand) with some matched luggage to be sufficient for a sustained trip like I just enjoyed on my CBR250 (my arse still hurts).
I need to get in on more group rides through a couple of forums I post on. These will provide a pleasant distraction from my fitness, shooting and study.BSFF & H&P:
I need to turn up and communicate with the main organisers of the meetups and do my part to help H&P how ever I can.Other Social Goals:
Wow. This is so much longer than I intended to write but I need to document this and allow you all to keep me honest. Please stick the knives in if you see me slacking off and feel free to wind be up. I need to learn to take it better too.