Monday, January 4, 2010

New year, fresh start . . .

The tree has been taken down, the presents are all put away, the decorations have been tucked safely away until next December and Pete's vacation has ended.  Although we are into our fourth day of the New Year, today is the first day that actually feels like the holidays are over.  Like it's time to get back to work and make a fresh start.

With that in mind, I thought I'd share some of my New Year's Resolutions.  I've got quite a long list this year, so I won't post them all here.  They are really more like goals rather than resolutions.  And many of them are just a starting point.  Small improvements to be met and then built upon to get things where I'd like them to be.  I plan to visit my list often and revise the resolutions as the year progresses.  But here's where they start . . .

  • Keep my A1C under 6.5 all year long - there was a time when I never would have imagined this goal would be doable.  But with my pump and my CGM, I did it in 2009.  I am confident I can do it again in 2010!
  • Lose 30 pounds - hopefully by July!
  • Exercise five times each week.
  • Eat at least two fruit and three vegetable servings each day - I'd eventually like to up this to seven total servings rather than five, but this is one I'm starting out slow on.
  • Floss every other night - I know, I know.  It should be every night.  But every other night would already be an improvement from my flossing habits right now.  Hopefully by the end of the year I'll be in the habit and flossing every night though.
  • Blog two or three posts each week - this is another one of those early goals I hope to improve upon as the year goes by.  My real goal would be to post every weekday, but I'm going to let myself start out slow.
  • Comment on my friends blogs and get back to emailing replies to comments my friends leave - I feel like I haven't been the best friend lately (both on-line and in real life).  More comments and emails are my way of showing my love to my poor neglected friends.  Hopefully some of you have already noticed that I've been commenting more over the past four days?
  • De-clutter- we've got a lot of stuff in our house that we simply don't need, and we have a serious lack of storage space.  This will be the year I finally toss or donate what we don’t use or need and organize what we are keeping.
  • Read at least one book each month - I used to love to read.  Somehow I let knitting and wasting time on the computer lure me away from that hobby.
So there you have it.  Quite a list, I know, but I also think they are very doable.  What about you?  Have you put together a list of resolutions?? 


    1. You can do anything you set your mind to. Wow, I bet I sound like a Dad right now huh? LOL

      I did not really make resolutions. I just know I want to do stuff. Uber cool stuff, does that count?

    2. I love your list....I really relate to the last one.

    3. Eeeek - you are SO organized!

      Tree is still up - presents are still under the tree...

      I like your list, too.

    4. Awesome list of Goals! I agree with G! You can do it! Woot! I have a few goals, I am going to try to make it happen. You go girl!

    5. Great goals Karen! You can do it! :-)


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