I Love Ya, Tomorrow

So, #operationVisibleDifference is in full effect. I can’t remember if I explained it already, so I’ll just expain now. My hubby is away, so while he’s gone I want to make a visible difference in my body composition to surprise him. I mentioned this plan in a Facebook group and someone put the number sign in front of it, and that looked right to me, so that’s how I’ll write it from now on. Not being a tweeter (Twitterer? Twit? Twat?), I don’t really understand hashtags. Is there already a tag of #operationVisibleDifference? If there is, is that a problem? 

So the operation is in effect, I’ve had a couple days going to bikram and doing a regular workout every day, and now 3 days of rest (although I probably shouldn’t have taken today off). I lost 3 pounds in 3 days. I ate a little recklessly yesterday, but I don’t think I actually did any damage. I went on an 8 mile hike the day before. I feel really good about this whole idea. It feels good to have a goal and to work towards it. 

Unfortunately, I have not been as proactive about my JavaScript study and job search. But that ends now. And by “now” I mean “tomorrow.” I’ve drawn up a schedule for myself, or more precisely, a list of things to do in order. 

For those who can’t read my handwriting (can I have a show of hands for those who can read it? No one? Oh, ok then), that list is:




Bird –15 min (I’m trying to get my parakeet to like me. Have any tips? I don’t know what I’m doing)

Shower (damn right I have to schedule that in, otherwise I’ll just be gross all day)

Job search

Anki –1 hr (that’s a flash card program, free for desktop, that I recommend)


Room cleaning –1 hr (a sort of side project included in #operationVisibleDifference, because I know he’ll like to see the room looking nice)

Bird –15 min

Headfirst JavaScript (a book I’m working through) –1 hr

Swahili flash cards (also to impress my husband, who is a native speaker) 

Headfirst –1 hr

Movement (a few body weight squats or whatever, I haven’t picked yet, I just want get blood moving again so I don’t fall asleep)

Headfirst –1 hr 

…And repeat the last two until it’s dinner time.

This will be hard for me, as I am very lazy. I will want to stop and sleep for hours. Often I’m too tired after my workouts, such that even taking a shower seems insurmountably daunting. But that shit ain’t gonna fly no more. I’m becoming a new person. I kind of need your help though, because if I don’t put this out on my blog, I will lose steam and stop trying, take a nap. I need to imagine that there is someone out there who has read this and who is really hoping I pull through tomorrow, that I executed my plan flawlessly and who will be disappoint if I fail. Then once I’ve done it with your help, proving I can do it, maybe I can eventually do it alone.

In other news, I took a before pic! 

A bit sunburnt from my 8 mile hike.

And here is one compared to a month ago. Although my weight is technically higher in the photo on the right, I think I actually look visibly better.

And, because those are so ugly, here are some pictures I feel good about


13 thoughts on “I Love Ya, Tomorrow

  1. So, out of curiosity I checked into it: #operationvisibledifference doesn’t exist on instagram or google. I don’t think it would matter, as people don’t own hashtags. I’m rooting for you to accomplish your schedule today! Even if you do “fail” I encourage you to figure out the percentage you accomplish…then try to beat that the next time. In example, “I completed 70% of what I said I would do. Tomorrow I will complete at least 75%” If you are progressing, that is not failure 😀

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      1. I joined the Nerd Fitness Academy a couple years ago but never really used it. Now, I’m treating it like the bible. I’m reading up on the Paleo diet and will start walking today. I was going to start yoga this morning but had a late night last night for Independence Day. My plan is to walk daily until I hit at least 210 lbs., then add weights. Once I’m under 200, I want to start CrossFit.

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      2. Great plan! I’m doing yoga too! I guess I said that in the post, idk. I have a irl friend who is doing nerd fitness too, she has good things to say about it. Are you blogging about your journey? When I click on your name it says “the authors have deleted the site”

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      3. I don’t know why. I’m new to WordPress. I used to have another blog on here, but I never used it. I deleted it and started another one (rhondawallacequest.wordpress.com). That’s the one you’re following. I am blogging about my journey. Many of my posts are answers to quests from the NF Academy. The blog gives me a place to write them out. I hope I help someone else out in the process.

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      4. I just wanted to make sure I’m following you. If I already am, it’s all well and good… I’m terrible with names (and I’m not even sure I read the names in the first place lol), sorry I didn’t recognize you

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  2. GIRL You totally got this! Comparing the picture from a month ago, you do look visibly better! I think that is such a sweet surprise for your husband! I hope he’ll be proud of you! Although I’m not that good with schedules myself, I’m glad you’re slowly getting things together! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the final results! Remember it’s not just about the physical appearance,it’s also how it makes you feel inside too! Good luck girl! We got this! 😉

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  3. Katrina, wishing you best and sincere wishes for your getting physical stronger and leaner, too. 🙂
    I know this sounds minor league, I had bad cholesterol readings of 245 to 260 bad cholesterol level. I weighed 165 at 5’2″. I lost 40 pounds in 2 years. Veggies, proteins only a few whole grains and fruits but mainly low sugar diet. It worked once I found out ranch or blue cheese dressing were low in sugar, snacked on celery or broccoli dipped in two tablespoons of dressing. Popcorn with real butter, cottage cheese with chives or avocado eaten in slices. Just suggestions and once I lost 20 lbs in first year, cholesterol had dropped almost 30 pts. Second year, lost the next twenty pounds. Walking, lifting water bottle on 40 minute morning drive into work plus hundreds of butt crunches changed my body.

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