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2011 is Half Over- Checking in with my New Year’s Resolutions…

Happy July 1st!

I figured in honor of the year being half over already, I would take a look at my New Years resolutions and see how that’s working out for me.  

Here is the original post.

And the last time I revisited them…

When we last visited my Resolutions, the score was:

Resolutions 5 Me 4 TBD 1

Let’s see where we are now..  Drumroll please…

New Years Resolution #1- Post more! 

Revisited result: January= 14 posts, February =19 posts.

Since Then: March=12, April=10, May=14 & June=13

Not too shabby.. I’m definitely writing more than once a week! 

Resolutions 0  Me 1

New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year. 

This one is still eluding me. We had gotten completely caught up, and seriously, not 2 days later we were back up the creek without a paddle. Somehow, we are managing to keep our heads above water. We just went through the second time this year that hubby hasn’t worked for two weeks or more. They “claim” that they are booked through the end of the year… but that remains to be seen and I don’t believe it until it actually happens. But I’m trying really really hard to get ahead instead of behind.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

I’m not sure where I stand on this one right now. I try. That’s all I can really say. I won’t chalk this one up as a win just yet.

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New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

This is definitely a big change from last time!  I may have to give myself 2 points… I joined the gym at the end of May. I have been going 5-6 days a week, I have lost 3 pounds and a couple of inches. Now the trick is keeping it up!

Resolutions 2 Me 2 (To be fair, I only gave myself 1, although I deserve 2! 🙂 )

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING!  

SCORE! We had a major break through last week, and she’s doing great! We just need to get her to go on the potty when she’s wearing underwear. Baby steps! I’ll totally take her running around naked peeing on the potty to clothes and diapers any day,

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As for 6-10…

#6 Read more.   I was doing pretty well. I made my summer reading list, which I actually crossed a few off the list. I need to get back to it though. But I made some progress so, 1 for me!

#7  house cleaner, purge the junk.  Still a work in progress. I am determined to not suffer from CHAOS (Can’t Have Any One Over Syndrome) any longer.  

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.  Doing better.. although I ate a lot of Wendy’s while the Teen was a camp. Its way too hard sometimes to just cook for me and the Maniac.  I’ll give myself half a score.

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. Well.. it was supposed to be in July, then it got changed to October, and the last I heard it was cancelled due to lack of interest.  So, I am going to change this goal to Take a Trip Back to the Burgh by the end of the year.

#10 actually make time for myself. Again, this is still really hard. Although going to the gym is the one thing I totally do for me.  My new motto, is “Sometimes I just have to do Me.” Which is true. I can’t worry about everyone all the time without worrying about me sometimes.

Resolutions 4.5 Me 5.5

Hmmm.. it seems half way through the year I have the edge. Who woulda thunk it?


2 bits of exciting news!

I had this other big long, probably boring post written about my adventures at teh gym over the last couple days… but I find that this afternoons developments are far more interesting.

Exciting bit of news #1

I took my measurements today. I didn’t think to do it when i first started my journey at the gym.. but I did it 2 weeks into it. And then I thought about it  today, which oddly was exactly 2 weeks since I first thought to do it.  (Mind you there is a margin for error).

So… drumroll please…

I’ve lost 2.5 inches on my waist!


3 inches around my bust! (the measurement you would take to find your bra band size, around the rib case, under your boobs.)

No wonder my bra hasn’t been fitting! 


Exciting bit of news #2

We’ve had a break through in potty training!

My dear Maniac didn’t want to wear her pull up today, so she took it off and  I just kind of went with it. She’s been going commando all morning. And I’ve been reminding her that if she felt like she had to pee she needed to do it in the potty.

Then… it happened.

“Mama I have to pee.”

And she went and sat down and peed!  AMAZING!

And she’s done it 4 times now. I let her put a pair of her fancy new Spongebob underpants on.. Ooo la la!

Hopefully this breakthrough will continue.

Please keep your fingers crossed.

So, that’s all my exciting news for the day!

The Teen comes home from camp tomorrow! I’m very excited!

Have a great weekend!


Randomness before I unplug for the day…

I havent really had a chance to  post that much this week. I have about a million things I want to write about.  But I’m just going to make this short today. my Hubby is home for one day and  I have decided when I am done with this post I am going to unplug for the rest of the day.

Apparently there was a National Day of Unplugging earlier in March. I found out about it here. I just never got around to actually doing it that day, so today is my day. Better late than never, right? 🙂

I’m going to shut off the computer and attempt to stay away from the Facebook on my iPhone, spend actual time with my family and the laundry.  We’ll see how that all works out.

Anyway-  some highlights and random tidbits  from this week:

1. The Toddler has peed on the potty twice this week! The second time was this morning, almost unassisted! YES! We are heading in a good direction!

2. My amazing Teen went to the book store and used all her gift cards that she got for her birthday ($65 worth!) and one of the books she picked out was Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen. I was thinking it was kind of old for her, but if she wants to read it, more power to her.

3. I am quite perplexed by the  port a potty my neighbors have in their driveway.

4. I went to the grocery store yesterday and got 2 Totino’s party pizzas and 1 15 count box of pizza rolls for 49 cents TOTAL. I got some really good deals. And yet, I was disappointed in only saving 57%. That’s kind of messed up. 🙂

5. I am going to read a book today.  Crazy, I know.

That’s about it for now. I am going to go take a leisurely shower and then start hubby’s laundry and then we’ll see what happens. We may go to the drive in tonight, even though its supposed to be rainy and chilly.

Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

Resolutions Revisited

 At the beginning of 2011, I made a list of New Years Resolutions.

Read them here.

I’ve decided that it is time to revisit them and see how I’m doing.

This should be interesting…

New Years Resolution #1- Post more! 

Result to date: I’ve actually been doing pretty well! I joined the PostAWeek2011 challenge and have been doing that and more!  In January I had  14 posts, and February so far I’ve had 15! Go me!

Resolutions 0  Me 1

New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year. 

Result to date: Eh. We’re not doing super hot on this one so far. Mostly in part that hubby didn’t work for about 2.5 weeks at the end of december through January.. We lost almost an entire paycheck. Which makes paying the bills quite difficult.  But we currently have our heads barely above the water. It’s hard, but we’re trying. I will say however, that I kind of went a little crazy with a certain Teen’s birthday party.. may have put us a little more behind than we were. But it was worth it.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

Result to Date: I think I’m doing better. I don’t feel like the Teen and I have been fighting as much as we were. Maybe I should ask her.  I have let her walk out the door looking on the verge of ridiculous (n my opinion). She left this morning wearing these arm warmers that I think are completely ridiculous, especially when she pushes the sleeves of her jacket up to her elbows so she can show them off. I didn’t say a word. I guess that’s progress!

Resolutions 1 Me 2

New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

Result to date: Not so hot. I’ve pretty much fallen off the wagon since Christmas. Which just makes me sad, since I could have been almost half way to my goal of 50 pounds by now. 😦  I will say that yesterday I officially got back on the wagon! Amazingly I have only gained about 2 pounds since I fell off. I have a little to make up, but my main goal (right now) is to lose 9 pounds. Then I will be at the weight I was after I went back to work after the Toddler was born and I had lost all of the baby weight. Which I also think was less  than I was before I got pregnant. 

Resolutions 2 Me 2

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING 

Results to Date:  None. She has no interest at all yet in potty training. I’m going to keep working on her.  I still believe she will let me know when she’s ready, so I’m not going to force her.

Resolutions 3 Me 2

As for 6-10…

#6 Read more.   Eh.. I’ve been watching more movies than reading. Does that count?

#7 Keep the house cleaner, purge the junk.  Hmm.. I wish I could say this has gotten better. I did try to make a dent in the garage one day… I lasted about 10 minutes. I need to make hubby help some weekend.

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.  This I do believe has improved.  Yes, one night a week I get lazy and make chicken nuggets and french fries… or something out of a can. But the rest I am trying to make actual food.

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. Still to be determined if we are having one! 

#10 actually make time for myself. Hmmm.. Have i made time? I try.. its hard though, with hubby gone most of the time, a Toddler on a really weird schedule… I try to relax when I can sneak in a few minutes. Mostly taking an uninterrupted shower that does not include a toddler in any way is time I relish. I did get to go on a movie date with my BFF while she was here list weekend. that was nice. 

Resolutions 5 Me 4 TBD 1

So It looks like right now, I am losing. At least it’s not the EPIC FAIL I thought it was!  I’ll keep you posted!