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2011 New Years Resolutions- the final results

Christmas went by in a flash.

Now its only a few days until 2012 is here.

Where did 2011 go?

Despite the ups and downs… I think it was a pretty good year.

I managed to keep a few of last years resolutions…

Here is the original list..

And an update.. and another..

When I last checked in 6 months ago, my score was

Resolutions 4.5 Me 5.5

New Years Resolution #1- Post more!

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

July update: March=12, April=10, May=14 & June=13

 Since then: July=6   August=13  September=10  October=4 November=5 December=6

126 posts this year!  I think that is definitely successful.

Resolutions 0  Me 1

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

This one is definitely #1 on my new list of resolutions.  Again, it’s still eluding us. We are going to make some changes to hopefully get us in a better place this year. I don’t think that we are worse off right now than we were at this time last year… we are pretty much the same. Which in either case is not good.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

Eh. Still a work in progress.

Resolutions 2 Me 1

New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

I’m going to still give myself the points for this one.. I’ve reached a plateau.. but I have a new gym buddy! So I’ve been going to the gym more again!

Resolutions 2 Me 2

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING!

This is my biggest success of the year for sure! She still has some issues with the poop.. but she is a peeing superstar!

Resolutions 2 Me 3

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.  I was doing way better… but then got lazy… I do cook every night when the hubby is home.  (We’ll score that one half for me.)

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. then I changed it to.. Take a Trip Back to the Burgh by the end of the year.

Yea that didn’t happen.

#10 actually make time for myself.  I try. But am not always successful. (Half for me)

The final score: Resolutions:  5  Me: 5

Interesting.

At least I tied the resolutions and it wasnt a complete blow out!

I hope your year was a good one.

I’m sure you’re just dying to hear about this years resolutions! 🙂

Happy New Year!

 

 

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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.

Resolutions 2 Me 1

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,

Resolutions 2 Me 3

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?

I know, it’s been a while.

I know, Its been a while. Last week I spent with my Toddler who wasnt feeling 100%, but was on some medicine that made her crazy. That’s an interesting combination.  I spent a couple of days being lazy on the couch, pretending that I wasnt sick. (I just felt kind of crappy. Scratchy throat, stuffy nose. I believe that if you admit you are sick it will take over, but if you push through it without ever accepting it will go away.)  I actually read 2 whole books! I know, that is miraculous! It only took me until April to accomplish/start New Years Resolution #6.

I’ve also jumped back on the wagon for New Years resolution #4- lose more weight. Miraculously, I have managed to lose the couple of pounds that I gained back after I fell off the wagon around the holidays. I have a little over 30 pounds to go to hit my goal.  If I lose 2 pounds a week, I should hit that right about mid-July… which is right before my 20 year High school reunion! I just found out about it this week, although there is some Facebook drama about the location. Hopefully it will go off without a hitch and all the complainers will just suck it up and let it be. But that’s a story for another day.

So, I REALLY REALLY want to go to the reunion. The problem is that it is in Pittsburgh, PA. Which is going to cost about $1200 or more for my husband and I to go.  Which means that we need to save every single penny we can between now and then. I figure I wont seriously start looking for tickets until June. I havent been back there in almost 10 years, so I’m really excited to go. Hopefully the universe will agree and help me make it work.

Hmmm… what else..?

Hubby and I actually got to go on a date over the weekend. That was really nice . My brother-in-law watched the girls. Well, I use the word “watched” rather loosely. He dozed off on the couch while the Teen kept an eye on the Toddler. I guess he was there just in case. LOL Its all good, they had fun.  If you remember, my BIL lives across the street from the beach. He’s also a couple blocks from the main street where all the shops, restaurants and bars are. We walked up there, and found a place to have dinner.  We had some good food and good conversation. Then we went over to the candy store. 🙂 It’s a cute store with lots of super fun stuff, they always have Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory playing on a tv in the back.  We bought a few goodies and headed to the beach. It was supposed to be a moonlit walk, but it was really cloudy. We walked and sat and talked some more.. watched the waves roll in.  We totally needed that.

He actually was home for 3 whole nights this weekend. Pretty amazing. It was really nice. I am really lucky that he has been coming home every weekend instead of being gone for weeks on end. 

I guess that’s it for now. I should try to get some sleep. The Toddler and I have a playdate @ the park in the morning. I found a Meetup.com group that started close by and we are hoping to go make some new friends! YAY for new friends! I could really use to make some friends. But that too is a whole other post on its own.

Good night! 🙂

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!

A little help with New Years Resolution #1

So, I was just reading Freshly Pressed… and I discovered that WordPress is challenging people to write more this year. A Post ADay or a Post AWeek.

And since New Years Resolution #1 – Post More!

I’m going for it… well, a PostAWeek anyway.  I believe that is the more realistic goal. I think a post a day might be a little more than I can handle. But we’ll see how it goes..I may change my mind later!

I know it won’t be easy, but it might be fun, inspiring, awesome and wonderful. Therefore I’m promising to make use of The DailyPost, and the community of other bloggers with similar goals, to help me along the way, including asking for help when I need it and encouraging others when I can.

If you already read my blog, I hope you’ll encourage me with comments and likes, and good will along the way.

Since this is my second post of the day..I’d call that a good start! 🙂

Although- I must go now since a certain crazy toddler is smearing peanut butter on the tv! YIKES!