Friday, 6 December 2013

Projects Update

Current debt: $6000

Wow. It's been a long time. I can't believe I've been working on these projects for so long, or that I've managed to stick with them. I mean, my first projects post was all the way back in January. Many projects have come and gone, many ended up no longer being viable and had to be dropped.

Or in the case of something like Project Cold, actually succeeded. Sure it was just a simple marketing job, but I feel that even the small achievements should be celebrated. And today, we have another project that has finally worked in my favour. Let's find out which one.

 It's about time!

Project Derp:

Goal: $$$$

For one month, Project Derp managed to become self-sustaining. Meaning that without any extra work on my part, it was able to pay off it's monthly expenses. Had it managed to maintain this, I would consider Phase 2 of this project a success and begun work on Phase 3.

And then in November it kind of died a bit. If you track the progress of Project Derp since January you'd see that it's a nice upward slope but it's still not enough. I don't feel comfortable kicking it up a notch beyond this.

Project Vegas:

Goal: Travel

So much speculation on this project. Limited by both status and money, this project was also one of the first that I conceived back in January, but unfortunately could not have started working on it until October.

And within 2 months of work I have succeeded.

I fear I've kind of hyped this one up a lot. It's nothing too crazy or amazing but it's one of those things that sound too good to be true. So I wanted to personally verify its efficacy before posting about it. But I'm still slightly giddy that I managed to get it to work. I'll have a post about it in the coming weeks with explanations.

Aw yeah.

Project Pandering:

Goal: Learn and re-learn skills.

This project has become 3 smaller projects that I felt didn't deserve their own names, so I crammed them into one big one because of their similar foundations.

It goes slowly. Especially since I'm further splitting up time dedicated to this project. Based on how things have been going, I expect to have something worthy of showing from at least one of these by February.

Mostly because I'm kind of vain, and I'd be embarrassed to show something subpar or incomplete.

Project Jason:

Goal: Exercise.

The snow has not been kind to us up here in Canada. Leading to both travel and car problems for both my personal trainer Eli and myself. There have been numerous days in which we've had to cancel workouts because 1 or not both of us couldn't make it to the gym for various reasons.

So to compensate, we started doing double workouts. Chest and back on the same day, shoulders and legs on the same day, etc. etc..

You'd think that this would completely destroy me, but the odd thing is, I'm not that sore after workouts anymore. I mean, yes, it's uncomfortable, but I'm no longer the hobbling cripple I was two weeks ago.

I don't think it's because workouts are less intense, I'm still pretty tired after them. Leg day still requires that I take a epsom salt bath and a nap when I get home because I'm so worn out compared to the other workouts.

Also I've gained another 5 pounds. Go me.

So that's it for now. Still chugging away at everything. Progress in anything is good no matter how slow.


  1. Good luck with your project! Seems legit.

  2. Congrats on all the progress, especially on completing one. I'm looking forward to hearing about that one. It's good of you to compensate for a lack of workouts by just upping them. A lot of people, me probably included, would just cut back.

    Oh, and in response to your comment about my fanfic, nah it's nothing like Cupcakes. It's written well for a start. I can write violence but not gore.

  3. Congrats, sounds like you're doing well. I wish I was being as productive as you are.

  4. The lessening post-workout soreness is a good sign - means your muscles are adapting!

  5. Slow and steady wins the race, as they say!

  6. Going nicely, as usual. Great to see they're all slowly rising in effectiveness and whatnot. Cut it with the vagueness though, curious to your explanation!

  7. Still going at it at your feed, yuck to the snow too. Project vegas works huh, hmmm

  8. You're getting all big and muscly!

  9. if possible dont take more loans

  10. the reason why I don't mind the south is little snow. Stinks when you're trying to drive.

  11. Go you! Vegas, or where are you going to travel? There might even be snow there this winter, so I'd wait until spring ;)

  12. Whenever I read about your project updates..I feel more motivated to work towards my goal..All the best Damien..5 pounds is good ,very good :)

  13. I look forward to the outcome project pandering! How intriguing!! Good luck! Take care

  14. Five pounds is great man! What weight are you weighing in at currently? I reached a 168 pound mark this week which is just incredible although considering when i started I was around 130 pounds almost TWO YEARS AGO, it really represents some seriously slow progress!

  15. You're going to Vegas? If so, hurrah for you! :)
    I hate cold weather driving. Better though, than cold weather walking, I suppose. :)

  16. i 'll hope to win big in Vegas. heee..heee...

  17. Congrats on your progress and project management skills

  18. Oh hell, I feel your pain with regards to being snowed in and not being able to hit the gym. I'm in the same boat!

  19. Always admire your follow ups of your projects

  20. Vegas is actually pretty decent if you hit up the right places, assuming that IS the place you want to visit. The wife is from there so we've been there more times than I can count. Let me know if you want any recommendations of fun places to see/hit up.

  21. I mean, go you on all this achievement, but this is still a tease. I mean "I'll tell you February" what bro. What.

  22. I know what you mean about debt. It is a lack of economic growth that is doing it for so many.

  23. Congrats, it all seems to go forward! I like your idea of projects and I think I will sit down and sketch some goals out for me, it just seems like a good idea as you can look back and see what you have achieved so far.

    Yay for another 5 pounds, beefcake here you go!

  24. Thanks for your comment. That guy's name is Marc Bartra and he plays football for FC Barcelona!

  25. It's good to hear that your workouts are going well despite the weather. Good luck to you in the future with everything.