Saturday, January 5, 2013

2012: Resolution Results

For some people, resolutions just aren’t their thing. For others, completely die hard on it. For me? I think I’m somewhere in between [probably like most people] – I love the idea of them, but my follow through could probably use a lot tad bit of help. This past year though, I went with somewhat vague resolutions to help relieve the pressure of this must be done right now. But more importantly, I did so that I wouldn’t curl up in a ball crying that I’m a loser come January 1, 2013. [I didn’t. Score!]

2011 Resolutions
2011: Resolution Results
2012 Resolutions

If you want more background on what was going through my younger mind, just click on the fancy link titled 2012 Resolutions. And if you don’t, well, then, you’re a falafel.

Weigh Less Than I Do Now – Success!

I have decided that I’m going to share a little bit of my weight hate with you all in 2013. I went back and forth on this last year and I think it’s because I was still embarrassed, but I can absolutely say right now that I no longer feel that way. I am proud of what my body has done for me in this past year (considering I’m technically overweight) and I want people to know that if I can do what I did, then surely they can too. I’ll divulge more as I finish up a post I’m working on. But yep, I’m down about 15 lbs from this time last January. (It took everything I had not to write *only 15 lbs*. I’m working on thinking positive rather than reinforcing bad habits. 15 lbs less is 15 lbs less, right?)

Read More – Half of a Success!

I did read more books this year. Not as many as I wanted too, but to be fair, I decided to spend my free time in another way. Running. I did buy more books this year, but they’re still just getting dusty on my bookshelf. [Don’t tell the husband.]I’m taking suggestions for 2013 though!

Write More – Success!

In 2011 I wrote 51 blog posts, but this year I more than doubled that by having a whopping 114! I know there are some bloggers out there that post daily and I’ll probably never be one of them, but I’m happy with this. I had also hoped on writing more than blog posts but it’s been slow going and I’m okay with focusing on Lilllie & running for the time being.

Create More – More Success than not!

I like doing home-y things. I enjoy scrapbooking and making things. I really like to cook. Basically, I like all these things I just kind of suck at pulling myself away from the television to follow through with them. This year though, I feel good about what I did. I re-finished a bookcase for Lillie. I made Edible Fingerpaints and a Redneck Waterbed. I even attempted to wow you into liking Turkey Meatloaf and Stuffed Acorn Squash. I kind of slacked off in the latter part of the year, but I feel like I made up for it with the time I put into Lillie’s Two-Tu Cute party.

Overall, 2012 totally went down as a great year for me. I dedicated more time to myself and in the process became a better mother, wife & friend. I did things I never thought I would even want to do. I’m going to miss 2012, I really am. But I’m so excited to see what 2013 has in store for me. It’s going to be a fantastic one, my friends, I can feel it.


Smart Ass Sara said...

Oh, I'm going to get my crafty bitch on is 2013. I'm also going to try making a lot of new recipes that aren't crappy. We'll see. ;)

Kate said...

Dude. I would kill to be down 15 lbs right about now. You kick so much ass.

Amanda said...

Way to go! you've accomplished a lot in 2012. I'm sooo impressed with your running and weight loss.

Lin said...

Woot, 15 pounds is amazing! And with all that running you've been doing I'm sure that number's gonna drop.

Sara said...

Girl, you did awesome with your resolutions!!

and 15 lbs less is awesome! A lot better than the number I gained... ;-) Gotta' love holiday food!