#NovGTD Updates and #DecGTD announcement

#NovGTD Update:
Are you updating your #NovGTD mileage? There are lots of gaps/holes in the spreadsheet. It'd be great if you could enter your miles (even if it's 0) just so I know you're still with us!

Consider answering the GTD wrap-up questions in your own blog. Leave a comment here or send me an email if you want me to add a link to your comments.

I've asked one of #NovGTD's most chatty participants, and one of GTD's newest members, @CannyMonkey, to write a guest post to wrap-up #NovGTD.  Look for that on December 1.

Which brings us to... #DecGTD!

This challenge/spreadsheet is going to be a bit more intricate than you've seen in November.  Though you didn't see it, December's spreadsheet most resembles October's spreadsheet where everyone has their own tab (at the bottom of the page) that feeds into a summary page. 
I'm also asking people to think about more than mileage.  There are spots at the top to write down some important doctor's appointments from last year.  Think about setting appointments or reminders for 2011. (Also, when you get a blood test, consider asking them to test your Vitamin D levels.)  There is a spot on the top for goals as well.  Instead of a monthly goal, think about what you want to accomplish for 2011.  Think big.
Also, there are daily entries for miles, ounces of water (that you drink... not use for watering flowers), servings of fruit, servings of vegetables, and how you feel.  I am a fan of saying "weight loss means nothing without health gain." I want people to begin to think about health as being more than just calories in and out, but how it all interrelates.

How to join #DecGTD:
  1. Click on THIS LINK (bookmarking it would be a good idea as you will be using it often)
  2. Fill out a line on the "Summary" spreadsheet (do not use columns G or H -- I'll take care of those) Use separate lines if you want to do different modalities (i.e. one for running, one for biking)
  3. Find your correlating individual tab (it should be "@[line number where you entered your info]") -- make sure your information from the "Summary" tab has been pulled onto this sheet (and not someone else's information -- if so, contact me).
  4. Rename the tab "@[twitter name]" or if you don't have Twitter "@[nickname]"
  5. Fill out the sheet as you wish -- including dates of drs appointments, goals, and eventually mileage, ounces of water, servings of fruit/veg, and how you feel.
  6. Update your own individual page as needed. The total mileage will automatically be updated on the Summary tab as you report on your individual page.
  7. Follow #DecGTD on Twitter for support if you need it or to support others when they do, to announce achievements, and find new/old friends!
Thanks to everyone who has Gone the Distance.  I hope it has been as meaningful for you as it has been for me!


Ah GTD grows in scope. A good thing for sure. Fruit & veggies, you have been warned; I am coming to get ya!


Hopefully I'll have an entry soon as to what constitutes a serving of each.

I bet the broccoli is shivering in its timbers.


Here's a good site for 5-a-day serving sizes.


Very good site. I think that having a kitchen scale is very important.

Though, it might need to be translated into american english "tinned."

From the U.S. Govt's National Institute of Health


This sounds like a fantastic group and I'd love to join. I am a complete newbie when it comes to Twitter, so I may need a little 'coaching' to get the most out of this. Seriously, I don't even know how to find the group (embarrassed to say!).


Do you have a twitter name?
All you need to do is follow the hashtag. If you use a program like Tweetdeck (it's free), all you need to do is click on #DecGTD and it will be added as a column to your "deck."

I know that sounds complicated, but play with it and you'll figure it out. You're smart.


Hey hot ass! I want to join in the fun. Is it supposed to be the Oct doc? I just want to screw it up as little as possible. ;)


It's the DecGTD document :P
just click on THIS LINK.


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