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mariakatija
November 18th, 2013, 12:14 AM
Inspired by the Waist by Christmas 2013 thread, I decided to start this one! Summer officially starts on June 21, 2014.

I am at BSL right now, and should definitely be at Waist by this summer!

ShieldMayden
November 18th, 2013, 12:28 AM
Ooooh I'm with you there! My hair is extremely layered and only a tiny bit hits waist at the moment just barely so I don't consider myself exactly to be at waist. By summer though more layers should catch up and I'll be at waist proper. Let's do this!!!

Johannah
November 18th, 2013, 12:34 AM
I'm in! I'm at waist at the moment (even a bit past that) but I still got layers I want to get rid of. So you can see it at: completely waist at summer 2014 :o.

mariakatija
November 18th, 2013, 11:03 AM
You guys are much closer than I am! I cut off my layers in August. But it's a great feeling to not have layers anymore!

Johannah
November 18th, 2013, 11:54 AM
You guys are much closer than I am! I cut off my layers in August. But it's a great feeling to not have layers anymore!

I don't have the courage to do that, haha. I'm going to grow till I'm 32" and then cut all growth for about 6 months. :)

sabrinaclrke
November 18th, 2013, 12:23 PM
My longest layer may get there by then :)
It currently is "can I call this BSL? And my shorter layers are only a little past APL, so i got a ways to go :p

Ice princess
November 18th, 2013, 12:39 PM
Im joining & subscribing!!! Im just BSL now, with all layers cut August 2013. I have pledged to not get a cut, just S&D untol summer 2014 at least and see where it will get me. :cool:

tigerlily.
November 18th, 2013, 12:45 PM
Count me in! I'm 30 inches at the moment, another 2-3 until my longest layers hit waist then I'm waiting there to grow out layers. I can't wait to get rid of them!

MissAlyssa
November 18th, 2013, 01:40 PM
I'll join :) I'm always hovering around BSL because I trim too much, so maybe this goal will help keep me away from the scissors :P I'm at 28 inches right now and waist is about 30 or 31, so I think this will be doable :) happy growing everyone!

Squiggy
November 18th, 2013, 01:56 PM
Count me in! I have about 2.5 - 3 inches to go until waist. I should definitely be there sometime this summer!

Auksaplauke
November 18th, 2013, 02:00 PM
I also need to get waist lenght at summer . Now i am at BSL

Tini'sNewHair
November 18th, 2013, 02:35 PM
I just did my first very thorough S&D the other day, i took very small sections of hair all around until i was done which took two hours :O There wasnt much damage which makes me verrrry happy. So now, im really hoping to be at waist by May next year when my two year anniversary is but could my hair grow from BSL to waist in just 6 months? Its hard to believe :( Its such a short time... so i can only hope. Summer here in Australia is about to start in a couple of weeks (Late Nov) tho :p. Cheers

FuzzyBlackWaves
November 18th, 2013, 03:15 PM
I should be at waist by summer :)

swearnsue
November 18th, 2013, 04:07 PM
I'm up for the challenge but not sure it's possible. I'm barely at BSL right now, and I don't have a waist! I just trimmed some bad ends off yesterday so my hair is ready and tangle-free.

I've been reading about increase in growth rate by eating more protein so that is what I'm planning to do.

I have not been able to get my subscription notifications to work. Does anyone else have trouble with it? I want to subscribe to this thread.

Bruiser
November 18th, 2013, 07:33 PM
I'm in! I just cut a bunch length off to get rid of a terrible overly layered hair cut. I'm at nip length but want to grow to waist again.

ShieldMayden
November 18th, 2013, 09:08 PM
YAY there are plenty of us, this is fantastic!!!

I know some of you have chopped off layers but if I was to chop at my shortest I'd have shoulder length hair - NO WAY. And my hair gets fairytales so easily that I can't pull off blunt hems anyways so here's to just growing out my layers and getting more fairytales than ever. :P

march_sun
November 18th, 2013, 09:36 PM
I'll join! I'm right at BSL now.

Lyv
November 19th, 2013, 12:18 AM
I'm joining too! I'm maybe an inch or so longer than BSL and my hair usually grows about 3/4-1" a month so I think I'll make it by then. After than I might cut half my growth every month so I can get rid of my layers and I'm contemplating growing out my henna since I haven't seen my natural color since I was 12.

Zebra Fish
November 19th, 2013, 02:39 AM
Pick me pick me! :D I'm hoping for that. I'm at MBL now, with fairy tail ends, my hair grows slowly, so I hope I'm gonna get there with at least first layers :) Than I'm planning a stall at waist untill it all thickens up a bit. So I'm here :D

vikavegan_fr
November 19th, 2013, 03:28 AM
I'm in as well. Only longest layer is close to the waist. Other layers go down from BSL, I'm now waiting until they will all reach the waist!

inanna
November 19th, 2013, 03:44 AM
Count me in! I cut back to almost BSL a few months ago and am now bored before I've even hit the mid-back abyss properly. It's going to be a LONG wait until summer!

This is my inspiration shot, I'm pretty sure it's a child but as my hair is fine and wavy I'm hoping the best case scenario will look a little something like this, without the bangs (and possibly with a little rag-curl help on the ends):
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/81/09/92/810992994c6091bf4033ff68b76bd6ff.jpg

höpönasu
November 19th, 2013, 06:27 AM
I think I'm in! Fingers crossed!:)

alishaxmarie
November 19th, 2013, 06:39 AM
I have approximately 2-3 inches to go until I hit waist so count me in! :)

mariakatija
November 19th, 2013, 04:00 PM
I think all of us will make it! As long as we don't cut….

Tini'sNewHair
November 19th, 2013, 04:13 PM
Yay, im not alone. This is exciting :) We better not forget to come back to this thread and brag about how we all hit waist by your summer time :)
I dont plan to cut and havent done so for a long time now but i do keep a close eye on my ends and S&D :) Im pretty sure that my hair grows slow so i really cant trim if i want to gain length. Cheers all :)

heatherlynnc
November 19th, 2013, 06:51 PM
Waist is my goal, it might be possible by summer 2014... so, I am joining.
Summer is vague (not a criticism, just my thinking "out loud") so I am setting my goal for my birthday in July.
I also have a weight loss goal that I am continuing to work on currently.
My mantra shall be: Lose weight, grow hair!

mariakatija
November 19th, 2013, 07:44 PM
Yay, im not alone. This is exciting :) We better not forget to come back to this thread and brag about how we all hit waist by your summer time :)
I dont plan to cut and havent done so for a long time now but i do keep a close eye on my ends and S&D :) Im pretty sure that my hair grows slow so i really cant trim if i want to gain length. Cheers all :)

Silly me! I totally forgot that people live in other places! :p I hope you reach waist by winter!


Waist is my goal, it might be possible by summer 2014... so, I am joining.
Summer is vague (not a criticism, just my thinking "out loud") so I am setting my goal for my birthday in July.
I also have a weight loss goal that I am continuing to work on currently.
My mantra shall be: Lose weight, grow hair!

My goal is my birthday in June! It'll still technically be spring, but almost summer!

alishaxmarie
November 21st, 2013, 07:05 PM
Lots of people notice growth spurts during Summer, perhaps that will give each of us a last minute boost towards our goal if we need it by then :) My hair seems so much shorter than it actually is, does anyone else suffer from this sort of delusion? haha

Kitten1030
November 21st, 2013, 07:33 PM
I was hoping I'd be to waist by Christmas 2013 but that is not going to happen so hopefully by summer. I only got one trim this year but it seems like it has stalled at BSL. Maybe I'll ask Santa for a little stinkin growth already!

mariakatija
November 21st, 2013, 09:22 PM
Lots of people notice growth spurts during Summer, perhaps that will give each of us a last minute boost towards our goal if we need it by then :) My hair seems so much shorter than it actually is, does anyone else suffer from this sort of delusion? haha

I definitely do! While wet, my hair is only an inch or two from waist, but it feels SO short.

MirrorOfErised
December 5th, 2013, 03:43 PM
Love this! I am almooooost there but not quite with the very ends of my hair but most of my hair is BSL. I hope a solid 6 months of care and I will be at waist. I am secretly hoping for it to happen by March (my birthday) but I think July is more realistic!

I'm in Australia too so I'm hoping the hot weather will give me some major length. This will be the longest my hair has been for a long time and I really regret not taking better care of it over the last few years :(

bradlea
December 5th, 2013, 04:08 PM
This is my inspiration shot, I'm pretty sure it's a child but as my hair is fine and wavy I'm hoping the best case scenario will look a little something like this, without the bangs (and possibly with a little rag-curl help on the ends):


Hot diddly ding dong, that's gorgeous. I hope my hair can look like that too :3 I think it's a grown-up or at least a teenager, if you look closely at the face haha.

I'm in! I'm close to waist but have layers, so I'm hoping for a pretty solid waist by summer. Here's my hair! Thumbs are at waist.

http://i.imgur.com/93u6jur.jpg

wrh452
December 5th, 2013, 06:22 PM
Count me in! I just reach BSL and I probably wont be there by then, but a girl can dream. :p

mariakatija
December 5th, 2013, 07:22 PM
Count me in! I just reach BSL and I probably wont be there by then, but a girl can dream. :p

You never know!

koolkittychick
December 8th, 2013, 06:03 PM
I think I will join this. I just recently hit MBL on my short torso (I'm about 3" from my waist at this point), so I think I can just hit my waist if I work hard to retain all the length I grow between now and June. Count me in!

Wildcat Diva
December 8th, 2013, 07:27 PM
Late summer all right? I've got four inches to go until waist. I bet I can sneak in just under the wire in August. I'm currently at BSL, and I'm high waisted.

ravenheather
December 8th, 2013, 07:50 PM
I might make it by late summer. I have 4 inches to go too. I am wearing my hair up for a year to make sure I keep every inch.

Brattina88
December 8th, 2013, 08:55 PM
I'm in! I'm at BSL now... I was surprised there are so many of us!



My mantra shall be: Lose weight, grow hair!
I'm borrowing your mantra ;) lol

Symphony
December 8th, 2013, 09:57 PM
I am not sure where I belong. My hair is very curly, and TECHNICALLY it is already a little past waist, but when the curls spring up it looks like a little below bra strap length... So I guess I probably need to grow it to tailbone or longer, but I am hoping it will LOOK like waist length by summer 2014!!

inanna
December 9th, 2013, 03:34 AM
Hot diddly ding dong, that's gorgeous. I hope my hair can look like that too :3 I think it's a grown-up or at least a teenager, if you look closely at the face haha.

Whoever she is and whatever age she is, the hair is gorgeous. My thoughts might be skewed by the fact that the last time I had long wispy virgin hair like that, I was around 10 years old. :lol:

For those of us living in the Northern hemisphere, do you have any special tricks up your sleeve to make sure winter doesn't wreck your hair? I'm always curious to hear how other people deal with it, I mostly just stuff my hair under my hat and hope it doesn't dry out too much. Any pro tips would be welcome, I don't want to make it to spring only to find out I need to trim more than I've grown!

looniac
December 9th, 2013, 04:45 AM
I am not sure where I belong. My hair is very curly, and TECHNICALLY it is already a little past waist, but when the curls spring up it looks like a little below bra strap length... So I guess I probably need to grow it to tailbone or longer, but I am hoping it will LOOK like waist length by summer 2014!!

This is me too! We can grow together in solidarity, Symphony :)

mariakatija
December 9th, 2013, 11:53 AM
Everyone is welcome here. We can all support each other on this wonderful journey. :) Happy growing!

Jesabel
December 12th, 2013, 09:33 AM
I'll definitely be waist by my summer (december in Australia) next year but not by June I don't think, which is our winter. I'm just at BSL now so unless I get some great growth this coming summer I don't think I'll make it. I can hope :D

inanna
January 8th, 2014, 02:12 AM
Bumping for the New Year!

My concerns about winter wreaking havoc on my hair have turned out to be pointless, as winter hasn't reached us yet. Which is good because even with the warmer, more humid air I'm long overdue for an SMT! We seem to be missing our sauna shift too often for me to remember to do one. :shrug:

I'm not even at waist yet, and am already considering moving my ultimate goal length down to at least hip. I wish I could hit one milestone before I start pining for the next! :D

Tini'sNewHair
January 8th, 2014, 02:25 AM
Forgot about this thread :) I feel pretty close to waist at this point but ive just gone on a challenge to keep my hair up until May when i reach my 2 year anniversary. I really hope to be solid by then but UNTIL THEN im not to look at my lenght anymore and ive even decided to stop taking photo progress as well. I think that by now, i can see how my hair will grow since ive been taking photos in the past 1 year and 8 months - I want a brake.

Cesil
January 8th, 2014, 04:52 AM
I am kind of surprised how fast my hair is growing..I miiiiiight be waist by summer. Maybe by the end but count me in! I wanna try :flower:

glittergloss
January 8th, 2014, 05:54 AM
I'd like to join. How exciting! My hair is about mid back length. It was about waist length a month ago but I cut about 4 inches off. My hair grow fast so might be possible to be at waist length by summer.:)

ProverbsGirl
January 8th, 2014, 06:36 AM
I'm joining here. I'm still figuring out how fast my hair grows. I was worried I wouldn't reach it by Christmas 2014..but then I see so many in here with length similar to mine.
So I'm joining here and the Christmas 2014 group...and hoping to be there sometime between the two. :)
Had a trim December 2013..and do not plan to trim again until December 2014. No heat(except bangs), no dyes, no cuts(except bangs), hoping to stretch washes from twice a week to once, keeping it up more then down.

lauramuurr
January 8th, 2014, 08:47 AM
Just joined the Waist by Christmas 2014, but it seems that I can make it in this summer! :) I'm in!

mariakatija
January 9th, 2014, 04:57 AM
Welcome everyone! I'm much closer to waist than I previously thought. My hair has been growing quite fast. I'm only an inch away, so I should be at waist 3/14 the latest. :D

EvelynMay
January 9th, 2014, 07:52 AM
i think waist might be what i am aiming for but I'm not sure haha... would that be similar to a couple inches above the belly button? If so, i belong here :) That is my dream length, and i never seem to be able to quite there. My hair is currently a couple inches above my elbows when my arms are at my side. But I feel like a need a trim for my poor ends... the cycle continues... I think i might need to "suffer" and prolong the time between trims, at least for now, until i get the length that i want and then can maintain.

Freija
January 9th, 2014, 08:34 AM
I'm in! My hair is past BSL now, and has about four inches to go before it's brushing waist. So it definitely should be there by the end of the summer, but if I keep it up whenever I go out and only microtrim it, maybe I'll be there by the start of summer instead!

höpönasu
January 9th, 2014, 12:09 PM
3.5" to waist, I'm not sure if I'll be there by summer. I'm not sure about my growth speed. We'll see. I hope.:o

vanillabones
January 9th, 2014, 12:18 PM
I'll join in. I hope to be solid waist by the END of summer... so if I am there by August I will be just as pleased. I'm about an inch or two past BSL and have maybe 2-3 inches until waist... there's a very small gap from BSL to Waist on my torso. However, I need about an inch trimmed off and I plan to do that around Feb/March. I need to remeasure next time I clarify I really hope the number will suffice for the length that I see. I don't think my hair has ever been longer than this (mid-back). My last few inches are very wispy and I prefer a solid hemline to grow it out strong.

inanna
January 11th, 2014, 10:32 AM
I finally got around to doing an SMT, yay! Just in time too, the weather is getting colder so it's good to get a bit of extra moisture in. My wonderful husband didn't even bat an eye at me hanging out with my hair wrapped in cling film, definitely a keeper that one. :D

I was looking at my soaking wet hair and I think I'm getting quite close to waist that way. I obviously won't call it until it's at waist dry and in its natural texture, but it's so nice to see some progress. It sometimes feels like MBL will never end!

vanillabones
January 11th, 2014, 12:19 PM
inanna was it your first SMT? How did you like it and did you shampoo and condition after rinsing it out or just rinsed it out? I've never done one but I think it's time I do some deep treatments and stop ignoring my hair.

I just measured my unruly unwashed hair and it is 27" the last inch defiantly needs to go.. it's crunchy and thin and nasty. Waist is 29" on me! Closer than I thought but I need help deciding if I should grow to 29" then cut back and inch or maintain or just get the trim over with before summer time and see how it grows in the warmer season.

inanna
January 11th, 2014, 01:15 PM
vanillabones, I've done one before but I mixed it up a little this time. Previously I've washed my hair with (sulphate) shampoo and then applied the SMT, letting it sit in my hair while I'm in the sauna on and off for about half an hour. I covered my hair with a damp towel to keep it from drying out, I've heard that an SMT can stick to your hair like crazy if it dries out too much. After that I just rinsed off the SMT and that was that. This time I applied the SMT to dry hair about half an hour before going to the sauna, let it sit and then washed my hair as usual. My hair seems to be rather low porosity and doesn't seem too bothered either way, so I can't really recommend one method over the other. I think my hair felt slightly softer when I washed first and then SMT'd, probably because then I didn't wash out all the good stuff.

Before you chop off an inch, do try a clarifying wash followed by an SMT or the like! I find that my crunchy ends are often caused by buildup, as I rarely if ever apply shampoo all the way down to the ends. I'd imagine that New England is about as friendly climate-wise as Finland, so definitely hold off until the spring thaw if you can, because the dry and cold hair will wreck your ends no matter how fresh they are. ;)

clioariane
January 11th, 2014, 05:47 PM
I'm in! Mid-back currently :)

SnowWhite
January 12th, 2014, 11:22 AM
Yay, great thread! I think I'll make it!

vanillabones
January 12th, 2014, 11:42 AM
vanillabones, I've done one before but I mixed it up a little this time. Previously I've washed my hair with (sulphate) shampoo and then applied the SMT, letting it sit in my hair while I'm in the sauna on and off for about half an hour. I covered my hair with a damp towel to keep it from drying out, I've heard that an SMT can stick to your hair like crazy if it dries out too much. After that I just rinsed off the SMT and that was that. This time I applied the SMT to dry hair about half an hour before going to the sauna, let it sit and then washed my hair as usual. My hair seems to be rather low porosity and doesn't seem too bothered either way, so I can't really recommend one method over the other. I think my hair felt slightly softer when I washed first and then SMT'd, probably because then I didn't wash out all the good stuff.

Before you chop off an inch, do try a clarifying wash followed by an SMT or the like! I find that my crunchy ends are often caused by buildup, as I rarely if ever apply shampoo all the way down to the ends. I'd imagine that New England is about as friendly climate-wise as Finland, so definitely hold off until the spring thaw if you can, because the dry and cold hair will wreck your ends no matter how fresh they are. ;)

Thank you so much for the advice, the SMT sounds easy enough and I guess I will try it both ways. I'll probably like both I'll just have to be careful to not get my hair too greasy from it or anything. I'll definitely try this next clarifying wash using Aloe, Honey, and V05 conditioner. It is extremely dry here right now so that could be it. I'm going to try Emichee's method of microtriming if the SMT doesn't work as well as expected I'm really looking forward to this because even 1cm trim could improve my hemline extensively.

prettyhairisred
January 12th, 2014, 12:35 PM
I'm in! I'm currently waist in the back, which is a pretty big achievement on my 5'9 long waisted frame living in a place where -40 temperatures are the norm. But I still have 3 inches to go before I'm waist in the front, which I really want! It's so annoying that it takes longer to grow to waist in the front :( But I will persevere

redtuss
January 13th, 2014, 04:15 AM
Yay! I don't have much left, I'm in for waist by summer :P

Juniper.
January 13th, 2014, 11:48 AM
I'm in for this :)

Towards the end of December I was just about brushing waist (only the longest part of my U hemline) but I recently cut off a couple of cm so I'm still MBL. I should hopefully be at a more solid waist by summer, but as I don't want to go any longer than that I'm in no rush.

Here was where I was at before the trim:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3707/11933916256_264973434e_n.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109315353@N02/11933916256/)
almost waist (http://www.flickr.com/photos/109315353@N02/11933916256/) by LHC photos (http://www.flickr.com/people/109315353@N02/), on Flickr

Tini'sNewHair
January 13th, 2014, 06:08 PM
Juniper, STUNNING hair and it somehow reminds me of mine... we could very well be hair twins :D

inanna
January 14th, 2014, 03:14 AM
prettyhairisred, you're a far more patient longhair than me if you can wait until you hit waist in the front before calling it. I'm totally going to throw myself a little "I'm at waist" party the second I notice my hair has hit waist in the back! ;)

It has now become cold enough over here that if I put coconut oil on my hair and top bun it for the night, my hair gets kind of stiff as the oil cools down. Looks like it's double-beanie time again, which means I'll have to say farewell to hairsticks for now. I'm still at the "stare intently at YouTube and hit pause every 20 seconds" stage of making buns, so I can't just carry around a stick and whip my hair up after the beanie(s) come off.

It being this cold and snowy is sort of reassuring, though, because it makes me feel like summer is a long way away and I have all the time in the world to reach waist before the imaginary deadline! :D

Juniper.
January 14th, 2014, 02:32 PM
Juniper, STUNNING hair and it somehow reminds me of mine... we could very well be hair twins :D

Aww, thank you! :o

mariakatija
February 1st, 2014, 09:30 AM
I hit waist much, much earlier than I expected. I wish you all the best. Happy growing!

http://i923.photobucket.com/albums/ad76/marijakatija/IMG_3188_zps197923f7.jpg (http://s923.photobucket.com/user/marijakatija/media/IMG_3188_zps197923f7.jpg.html)

Johannah
February 1st, 2014, 09:35 AM
Congratulations mariakatija!

mariakatija
February 1st, 2014, 10:23 AM
Thank you, Johannah!

inanna
February 4th, 2014, 02:21 AM
Wow mariakatija, that was some fast growth! Congratulations!

I'm contemplating taking a length shot but I'm really scared it'll show no growth whatsoever. On the other hand I've been toying with the idea of microtrimming and I'm waiting to hit waist before starting, so I guess it'd be useful to know where I am before buying scissors and "just trying them out a bit", which might lead to losing a lot of length. ;)

MadAddie
February 4th, 2014, 07:01 AM
Oooooh can I join? Im passed BSL now and my hair seems to be growing quite fast too so I wonder if I can reach waist by summer? My sig pic was taken three days ago :)

alishaxmarie
February 26th, 2014, 11:51 AM
Growth from December to February (my January picture is awful). My December picture was the only time I took a hair picture with a decent camera lol but hey I made it! :) Happy growing everybody!!

http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9428&d=1393297669http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9176&d=1392012995

Scarlet_Heart
February 26th, 2014, 01:48 PM
I'm probably a little late in joining this thread. But I think I'm going to make it!

Rinna
March 1st, 2014, 01:23 AM
I'm joining in! My hair is midback, barely touching waist... at the longest point... when stretched.
I'm really hoping for a good solid waist length by summer!

GoddessLocks
March 1st, 2014, 10:32 AM
I'll join. I'm at mid back right now :)

Zebra Fish
March 11th, 2014, 10:13 AM
Need 2 cm to waist :D When stretched (hair it's always a bit wavy from al the updoes). So with 1 cm trim in 10 days, I'd be just there at the beginning of summer. Means more solid at the end :)

patienceneeded
March 11th, 2014, 10:20 AM
I'm fairly sure I joined this group when it started...

I just wanted to report that I made waist! This is my second time reaching waist length, I was actually almost hip in August 2013 but I cut about 4" of old damage away and ended up at BSL again. I am happily back to waist again, and actually a tiny bit past that. I'm hoping to reach Hip by Christmas, sooner if I have any say in the matter. :smile: I am planning on a small trim sometime in the next few months (June?) but nothing major. Maybe .5"? My last cut was the big one in August '13, but I can't really find any damage yet. I may not trim in June either if I still can't find a reason to trim.

Anyway, I made waist!

Zebra Fish
June 10th, 2014, 06:16 AM
Just to update - I made waist when stretched. So it's not really waist, but technically is xD I plan at trimming 1cm every month now here, so I'll guess I'll be hoovering around waist for at least half a year, and then we'll see :) Have to check if there's a "waist by winter 2014" thread :p

höpönasu
June 15th, 2014, 04:31 AM
I've been at waist length for quite a long time. Good luck everyone!

Brattina88
June 15th, 2014, 08:55 AM
Funny I was looking for this thread and all of the sudden it popped up under new posts lol

Wet, I'm at waist! :D yaaaay!
I'm definitely at a solid mid-back dry(I think) with the long strands tickling waist. So, I hope to be at solid waist by the end of summer. :)

jacqueline101
June 15th, 2014, 11:18 AM
I might make it by late summer. I had six inches to go over a month ago. I'm not going to measure until next month. I'm going to try this. I need a goal to aim for.