I continue to make some progress on a number of fronts:
Lose 35 lbs: When I wrote this, I expect I weighed a good bit less than the maximum I reached at the beginning of April, so I will amend this to lose 40 lbs., or achieve a weight 190 lbs. Through exercise and trying to being a little more disciplined about what I eat, I have lost 14 lbs since my birthday on April 10.
Get into shape to run 10K: I have began running again and am taking it very slowly. On a running day I probably cover in the nieghbourhood of 6 kms, of which I run about 2 kms and walk the rest. So far, this is working well for me; I have very little of the shin pain I have gotten in previous attempts.
Resolve my depression: I feel like I have made progress on this front, although I still have a long way to go. I have felt better these last couple of weeks than I have in a long time.
Learn Calligraphy: I have a good friend, Elizabeth, who came for a visit from Hong Kong yesterday and she and her family came bearing gifts. She saw on my Project 52 blog posts that I am interested in calligraphy, so she brought my wife, daughter and me each a Chinese calligraphy workbook, a brush and a bottle of ink. An incredibly thoughtful person is our Liz. So the three of us have been trying our hand at it and thoroughly enjoying it. I hope to do a separate blog post on this shortly.
Clean out gardens: I have cleaned all the overgrowth out of one of our front garden.
Build a crystal radio with the Bean: While vacationing in Oakville recently, we went to a great little toy store called Mastermind Toys, where we bought an electronics kit for building an FM radio. I'm not sure it qualifies as a crystal radio, but it's in the right neighbourhood.